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Adirondack Festival of Food and Wine 2012 Preview

The 7th annual Adirondack Festival of Food and Wine kicks off today at the Mirror Lake Inn! For the next four days, chefs, foodies, locals, wine enthusiests and those from all across the world will gather at in Lake Placid to watch cooking demos, sip speciality wines and open their pallet up to new tastes.   The best part?… Continue reading Adirondack Festival of Food and Wine 2012 Preview

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Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil ‘Sandwiches’

The Saturday before Easter I headed to the Wegmans near my Dad’s to pick up items for dinner the next day. If you have ever been to a Wegmans, you know it’s hard to leave there with out coming out with at least half a dozen items you didn’t go in there for. Fourty dollars later, my… Continue reading Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil ‘Sandwiches’

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Quinoa Pilaf with Artichokes, Leeks and Sugar Snap Peas

The nice folks over at Carapelli sent over this delicious recipe the other day! Leeks, quinoa, artichokes and sugar snap peas — doesn’t that just make you want to jump in the kitchen and start cooking this delicious combination?! As long as you use the vegetable broth, it’s vegetarian and gluten free. To make it… Continue reading Quinoa Pilaf with Artichokes, Leeks and Sugar Snap Peas

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A Very Veggie Easter {with a few cooking fails}

Entertaining 101 will warn you to never try a new recipe, or in my case recipes, for the first time when you are hosting a large crowd. Well, I tend not to follow the rules very well, because it always seems I’m trying some new dish when people come over or I am going somewhere.… Continue reading A Very Veggie Easter {with a few cooking fails}