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Eggplant Fries at Adirondack Pub and Brewery

Yes, these delicious appetizers at the Adirondack Pub and Brewery in Lake George are absolutely getting their own post. Why? Because, they are that good! They’re not what you would call a new menu item, but for some reason I had never ordered them until this past Saturday. And then, I brought some friends back… Continue reading Eggplant Fries at Adirondack Pub and Brewery

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Soup’s On at Willows Bistro in Warrensburg

There’s nothing like a warm bowl of homemade soup on a cold Adirondack afternoon. But, this time, it wasn’t my kitchen where I was enjoying warm spoonfuls of deliciousness, it was at Willows Bistro in Warrensburg, N.Y. About 10 minutes north of Lake George Village you will find Willows Bistro, a small, quaint cafe that… Continue reading Soup’s On at Willows Bistro in Warrensburg

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Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dessert Ideas

A rush of flowers and hearts will be everywhere you look for the next several days as people scramble to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts, cards and plans. Truth be told, I’m not a big fan of the holiday, because it’s way too commercialized — and very overpriced. Before I get a bunch of… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dessert Ideas

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Be My Valentine Challenge: Strawberry Frosted Cupcakes

Red, red, red! That’s the key to this month’s Very Good Recipes’ “Be My Valentine Challenge.”  I’m participating in it, but as a judge {!} along with eight other food bloggers. Entering is so easy — the only requirement is that your recipe contain something red, and that it’s a new recipe made for this… Continue reading Be My Valentine Challenge: Strawberry Frosted Cupcakes

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosted Red Velvet Cupcakes

I just love making homemade frosting for cupcakes, don’t you? It’s typically not as sweet, is much creamier and is made from *real* ingredients. That’s not to say I don’t cheat when I’m in a rush and use the stuff from the container, but when I have time, I’d much prefer to make my own.… Continue reading Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosted Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Red Wine Risotto with Baby Bella Mushrooms

If you want a good arm workout, make back-to-back batches of risotto. Constantly stirring rice and vegetables for two plus hours can make your arms hurt! This vegan and gluten-free red wine risotto with baby bella mushroom has been in the making for the past two weeks. Every time I went to make it something… Continue reading Red Wine Risotto with Baby Bella Mushrooms

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Unplanned Dinner: White Pizza with Broccoli & Tomatoes

Last night I was beat. I spent Thursday home from work and sleeping — something every odd for me. So, when Friday evening rolled around I really didn’t feel like cooking after a packed day. But, I also hadn’t really eaten the day before, so I was hungry and knew I needed to make something… Continue reading Unplanned Dinner: White Pizza with Broccoli & Tomatoes