Blue Cheese, Chicken, and Cauliflower Skillet with Bacon, Walnut, and Date Topping

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Blue Cheese, Chicken, and Cauliflower Skillet with Bacon, Walnut, and Date Topping

I go through phases when I just don’t feel like cooking. At all.

Sometimes, if I’m really burned out, the better part of a week will go by before I feel inspired to cook. That’s when Mike gets to do one of his favorite things: live off the food from the Pakistani restaurant a block from where we live. It’s a windfall for him and a win for me too since I get a much-needed break and time to recharge.

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Homemade Apple-Walnut Turkish Delight

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Ever notice how certain movies (even non-foodie movies) are incredibly good at making you crave certain things?  (Which, incidentally, definitely has to be some kind of evil conspiracy.)  It even starts with movies for the little ones; as a kid I couldn’t watch Snow White without wanting an apple (and yes, I understood that the apple in the movie was poisoned, lol!) and Lady and the Tramp has always incited a craving for spaghetti.  And thanks to Edmund and the wickedly alluring White Witch, The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will always mean Turkish delight....

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Maple-Walnut Buckwheat Scones with Honeyed Sage Butter

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Can I let you in on a little secret?  I’m not really sure how I feel about buckwheat.  (Probably not the best way to sell you on these scones, but I have to keep it real, right?)  This was the first time I baked with it, and actually, the first time I’ve knowingly had it (other than in soba noodles, which I do enjoy).  Buckwheat is so healthy, I wanted to like it, really I did.  But it’s just so…I don’t know…grassy, maybe? Truth be told, cardboard-y is probably a better word....

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