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Broiled Grapefruit

by NikkiG

Broiled Grapefruit 1

Last week was tough. The weather was bitter cold. We were all sick and confined to the house. On the rare occasion we left, it was to stock up on cough syrup, soup, tissues, and […]

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Pan-Seared Polenta

On a cold winter day, I crave warm and comforting food like polenta. A coarse cornmeal cooked over a long slow heat to create a light texture and rich corn flavor and then pan-seared. The […]

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Walnut Shortbread

Last year, I made a batch of shortbread that was less than stellar. I used the recipe from the updated edition of the “Joy of Cooking” cookbook. Don’t misunderstand me – it was good – […]

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Holiday Spoon Bread

by NikkiG

Sweet Potato-Ginger Spoon Bread

I’ve been waiting to tell you this recipe. It’s an ideal side dish for the holiday season. I think you’re going to like it. A lot, actually. It’s a new spin on a Southern-style spoon […]

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Almond Arugula Pesto

Few meals can compare to the bright notes of homemade pesto tossed with pasta and grated cheese. Pesto packs such intense flavor that it tastes like you spent hours laboring over it in the kitchen. […]

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Lunch at Crop Bistro & Bar

When the Smucker’s company invites over for a two-day visit, don’t hesitate and check your calendar, simply nod and say ‘yes.’ I mean it. From the minute you walk in the door, you are welcomed […]

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self-portrait kitchen

Nikki Gardner is our new Food Editor here at 5 Minutes for Mom. Nikki is a freelance writer and photographer capturing the simple things in life: art, food, and story. She blogs at art and […]

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