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Blackberry Balsamic Reduction

Noxious, thorny, and destructive Himalayan Blackberry vines are everywhere. For most of the year they are the bane of gardeners, property owners, and even pedestrians whose ankles have been attacked strolling past a vacant lot or hillside. People have gone to dramatic, and even deadly lengths to eradicate this persistent weed but to no

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Fresh Peach and Rhubarb Sorbet

Last week my friends at Farmstr slipped me a box of peaches. (They have more stone fruit – get yours before they are gone!) Each velvety peach was perfectly ripe. Nested in their shallow box they looked like an August sunset. I knew right away what to do with the first few,

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Cardamom-Almond Meringues

If you have ever looked for a “diet” cookie you know the options, though varied, are often disappointing. I have found that if you are yearning for an ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie you should just go ahead and have one. ONE. Make a date to visit a bakery, select a drool worthy

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Going with the Grain: Sorghum and Lentil Salad with Mint (and Giveaway!)

The FTC would like you to know: Bob’s Red Mill has generously provided all the grain featured in the Going with the Grain series. Thank you Bob’s Red Mill! You can find all the grains from the series in the Second Helpings Shop. Scroll past the recipe to find out how to score

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Gotta Have ‘em Grilled Shrimp Tacos

What do you call the food version of an earworm? I’m talking beyond craving. It is a pesky nagging feeling that tickles my tongue and bops around in my mind refusing to be silenced. I get these all the time and they heavily influence my cooking. But what do I call these

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Cider Glazed Pork Chops & Pears

I know we are days away from the first day of summer but a recent string of damp grey days has me in the mood for a bit of comfort food. If you share my feelings then you are really going to love these pork chops and pears cooked in cider. I

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Going with the Grain: Quinoa – Super Salad Recipe & Giveaway

  It’s time to meet the next tasty edition of this year’s Going with the Grain series! Yay! This time the winner will receive THREE bags of quinoa!!  If you are just here for the giveaway, that’s cool, I like free stuff too so I won’t hold it against you, just scroll

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter-Oat Cookies

You know how sometimes you find a cookie recipe that you really like and you get into a phase of finding the littlest excuse to make said cookies? Well, these are those cookies. The problem is I sort of fell for the version I shared a few weeks ago. The ones with whole

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Skinny Turkey-Millet Meatloaf and a Giveaway!

  You’ll find the millet giveaway details at the end of this post but if you are here for the recipe you are in for a treat! This millet and veggie filled entree changed my opinion of an icon of American cuisine. I don’t think I’m a picky eater but I have

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Going with the Grain: Millet

  It’s time for the next installment of this year’s Going with the Grain series. Today we’re talking about millet. Even though millet is not a grain but a grass seed it is completely appropriate to include in this grain centric series. You may be familiar with the variety commonly used in commercial

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Cinnamon Granola Clusters

The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play… Actually it was raining sideways and Mr. Second Helpings had to go out and prop up part of our aging back fence with a spare 2×4. The fence was not the only thing that needed attention. The Little Helping was awash

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Crisp & Chewy Almond Snowballs

Our social calendar is wall to wall Christmas parties this month. Each invitation came with a request to bring a dish. To keep myself from getting bored I have volunteered to bring something different to all of them. In retrospect I probably should have tried to make the same thing across the
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