Author Archives: clairegerdsen

Sweet Potato and Cranberry Muffins

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  It has a special flexibility and ease, and I love the opportunity to share food and try new recipes.  This recipe for Sweet Potato and Cranberry Muffins is perfect to use up any … Continue reading

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Nutty Carrot and Cauliflower Soup with Toasted Sesame

Soups are the perfect comfort food.  Fall and winter produce such lovely root vegetables, and this recipe takes advantage of the great carrots and cauliflower that is currently available.  Using sesame oil, white sesame seeds, and tofu adds a warm, … Continue reading

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Tips For Exploring A New City

For me, few things are more exciting and intimidating than setting foot in a totally new city.  I love unlocking a city’s secrets and the feeling you get when you start to understand its routines, how it operates, and what … Continue reading

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Roasted Acorn Squash Seeds

Whether is be acorn squash, pumpkin, or butternut squash, toasted seeds are, for me, like the cherry on top of a sundae. This extra little treat is quick, easy, and creates less waste (yay!).  You can eat these as a … Continue reading

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15 Holidays / Family Celebrations With The One Must-Do Activity For Each

It’s so important to recognize holidays and other special occasions, but between gifts, decorations, food, family, and everyday life, things can get a little overwhelming.  Here is a list of holidays / celebrations along with 1 simple activity that is … Continue reading

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Espresso & Vanilla Truffles

Truffles are so astonishingly easy and versatile.  I love this recipe for Espresso & Vanilla Truffles, but I have so many more combinations I’m drying to try like pumpkin pie, pistachio & honey, goat cheese & cherry, and nutella & sea salt. … Continue reading

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Tomato Gorgonzola Soup

I made this soup after a friend brought my family an entire bag of tomatoes from the farmers’ market.  I hate for produce to go bad so I knew we needed to make something that would use a lot of … Continue reading

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