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Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Last Christmas, my husband’s family all gathered in California to spend a week together. It was that week of bizarre weather when it drizzled almost nonstop…and every native Californian freaked out and half the roads closed (as a Virginian, I found this reaction about as silly as how Richmonders behave if there’s a possibility of […]

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So. Thanksgiving is over. Leftovers abound. Including—if you followed my advice to make your own pie crust—many little scraps of unused pie dough. What are you going to do with those scraps, you wonder? (Don’t worry, if you were a bit delinquent and ate them already, or worse yet if you didn’t make your own […]

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Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza

So, question. What makes a pizza a pizza? Seriously…write me and let me know what you think. Give me examples. Convince me. I’m honestly not sure which combination of ingredients from all the foods we Americans call pizza is absolutely necessary to justify naming your dish pizza. The Italians are probably indignant when they see […]

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