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Let It Go!

If there is an Unrealistic Expectations Epicenter, it makes its home in the holiday season. Of course, some expectations are worthy. Songs around the piano? Yes! Sing them with all your heart. Grandma’s latkes? Of course. Fry ‘em up (and invite me over). Or… What if this is the year that creates the story that […]

Raspberry-Almond Baked Brie | The Good Hearted Woman

Raspberry-Almond Baked Brie {Recipe}

Raspberry-Almond Baked Brie is one of my favorite holiday party go-tos. It’s easy to make, holds up well if it needs to be transported, and brings just the right amount of “fancy” to practically any occasion. Serve it with apple slices or crisp crackers. (Try Lesley Stowes Cranberry-Hazelnut Raincoast Crisps. Yum!) PrintRaspberry-Almond Baked Brie Ingredients1 […]

Salmon Benedict | The Good Hearted Woman

Smoked Salmon Benedict

This week’s posts on poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and salmon have been leading up to one of my favorite breakfast entrees ever – Smoked Salmon Benedict. The creamy, lemony hollandaise complements the smoky salmon perfectly, resulting in a Benedict that transcends all others. Beautiful in presentation, this dish takes only 10 minutes to prepare, making […]

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Kenai Red Fish Co. {Salmon Giveaway}

* * * * * * WIN FREE SALMON * * * * * * I thought I'd just put that out there now. Keep reading and then scroll to the end for your chance to win three POUNDS of salmon. Meet Allison, my newest BFF.  OK, she isn't … [Read More...]

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Heavenly Hollandaise {Recipe}

If you have ever made hollandaise sauce from scratch before, you know that it is a huge pain with a high failure rate. Without just the right combination of hot butter and whisking skills, the sauce will break and separate. … [Read More...]

How to Poach an Egg {Perfectly} | The Good Hearted Woman

{Perfectly} Poached Eggs

I never really liked poached eggs as a kid. But then again, I wasn't really eating real poached eggs. I was eating little rubber egg-shaped patties posing as poached eggs. My poor mom poached our eggs in a little aluminum … [Read More...]

Curried Butternut Squash Soup | The Good Hearted Woman

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

This recipe started out as a copycat for Panera's Butternut Squash Soup, but I'm totally addicted to curry, so I bumped up the spices slightly, added a little extra half-and-half and... Boom! A delicious bowl of Autumn … [Read More...]

Ninja Blender Review | The Good Hearted Woman

Blending It, Ninja Style {Sponsored}

Full disclosure: I already own a great blender. A very expensive, awesome blender from a company that hosts a stand-alone website devoted entirely to answering one simple question: "Will it blend?" But when the nice people at … [Read More...]

New American Herbal {Book Review}

The New American Herbal {Book Review}

I have always had a fascination with herbs – the variety, the versatility, the lore. Hiking the trails of the Pacific Northwest as a child, my Dad taught me about edible plants and herbs that grow wild here, and shared with … [Read More...]