All posts by JoyAldrich

Six Seven at The Edgewater Fall Menu 2013

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Last week, Mary and I were invited to attend the beautiful Fall Menu Tasting …. Read More

NW Summer Cocktail Party featuring simple & crisp

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Look at those beauties! We received these gorgeous Simple & Crisp dried fruit slices …. Read More

Mornin’, Sunshine Smoothie

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Here is a delicious way to start your day! You can use fresh or …. Read More

Wine Tasting Picnic – Pizza Rustica

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One of our favorite things to do in the summer/fall is to go wine …. Read More

Strawberry Pistachio Semifreddo

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One of my favorite summer-time treats is homemade ice cream. I remember watching my …. Read More

Blue Cheese Steak Butter

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These steaks are a taste sensation without needing a lot of seasoning, but if …. Read More

Parker House Rolls

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What happened to the art of baking bread at home?! I think it may …. Read More

Steakhouse Corn

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For me, the best part of a steakhouse dinner is the side dishes. You …. Read More

Steakhouse Dinner at Home for Dad

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Hey there, Foodie Friends! We’ve got some fun in store for you this week …. Read More

Rob’s Famous Pancakes

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May is Guest Chef Month at A Passionate Plate! Today’s post and recipe are …. Read More

Choco-Banana Almond Milk Smoothie

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How cool is it that dark chocolate is good for you?! It’s full of …. Read More

Chile Lime Pork with Carrot-Lime Escabeche

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Have you ever participated in a recipe exchange? They are a lot like the …. Read More

Berries with Limoncello

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Here’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately – “the cycles of life”. …. Read More

Grilled Salmon and Quinoa Salad

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One of our favorite things to do on winter weekends is to get together …. Read More

Nescafe Frappe

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The sun came out in Seattle yesterday. Yep. That’s right. Sun.in.Seattle – IN APRIL! …. Read More

Mushroom Pot Pies with Parker House Crust

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This post has been in-the-works for several weeks now. I was immediately inspired when …. Read More

Quick and Easy Korean Beef

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I’m pretty sure I’ve told you that I was born in Korea – right? …. Read More

Mediterranean Grilled Artichokes

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I really enjoy a challenge – especially when it involves food! My good friend, …. Read More

Creamy Baked Orzo

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Are you fan of breakfast casseroles? Well then, I’ve got a treat for you …. Read More

Product Review: West Bend Egg Cooker

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  I’m a bit of a minimalist when it comes to kitchen gadgets. The …. Read More

Vanilla Bean Almond Milk and Va-nana-rama Smoothie

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My friend, Cathy, recently attended a two-day Raw Foods cooking class. I was a …. Read More

3.14 Day (It’s Pie Day tomorrow!)

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I’m such a N-E-R-D when it comes to numbers. If I look at the …. Read More

Cream of Parsnip Soup

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I’m often asked, “Why do you write a food blog?”. The following story is …. Read More

Julia’s Hash Browns

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I love Sunday breakfast! It’s fun to make a big breakfast on Sunday since …. Read More

Easy-Peasy Weeknight Baked Ziti

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Yesterday, the weather here in Seattle looked like anything but Spring. It was a …. Read More

UWKC Top Chef & Exec Night 2013

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On Thursday night, Mary and I joined emcee Tom Douglas (Seattle restauranteur and recent …. Read More

No Bake Banana-Peanut Butter Granola Bars

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I’ve been on a banana kick lately. I just can’t get enough of them. …. Read More

Salmon Sashimi with Ginger and Hot Sesame Oil

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Oh, Boy! Have I got a luscious treat for you today. Now, before I …. Read More

Big Al’s Super Secret Special Sauce

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  C’mon! We all have them, right?! I’m talking about treasured family recipes that …. Read More

Made With Love

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone! Mary and I celebrated by spending a few hours decorating …. Read More

White Center Field Trip – AM Itinerary

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Hey, Bourdain! On your recent Layover in Seattle while you tried to answer the …. Read More

February Giveaway: Food for Thought

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I’ve got a refrigerator, freezer and pantry full of food, yet I still find …. Read More

Buffalo Chicken Pizzette

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It’s almost here: Super Bowl weekend! What’s not to love about a weekend filled …. Read More

Mame Mia! Dip

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This dip gets it’s creative name from the fun combination of multi-cultural ingredients (edamame …. Read More

Convert Recipes by Volume

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Take the pan size suggested in the recipe and determine the volume (in cups) …. Read More

Pina Colada

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Aloha from Maui! It’s my last day here on Maui. I think I’ll celebrate …. Read More

Muhammara Dip

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What do you do when you receive an e-mail with the subject line: “Phenomenal!”? …. Read More

Bob’s Red Mill Hearty Whole Grain Bread Mix

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Caroline is gluten- and dairy-intolerant. I am not. But when I needed a quick …. Read More

Our January Giveaway!

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This contest has closed. Congratulations to our winner, Avis Peterson! Happy New Year, Everyone! …. Read More

Mushroom Stock

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Mushroom Stock   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 1 hour Total time …. Read More

Mayan Chocolate Pudding

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The winter solstice starts today and marks the end of the 13th baktun, or …. Read More

Tallahassee Lassies

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A couple of years ago, I was trying out cookie recipes in advance of …. Read More

Palmiers

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Today, I’d like to share with you a lovely blog post by our friend, …. Read More

Slow Cooker Tuscan White Bean Soup

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Oh, yeah!!! I’m LOVING my new slow-cooker. It’s a lil’ like magic. I’m not …. Read More

Frozen Frangos

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! So much about this holiday is …. Read More

Seattle Fish Company

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We thought it was time to share a secret with you. A great place …. Read More

Slow-Cooker Weeknight Chili

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People often ask me how Mary and I work together. “Do you have meetings …. Read More

Canlis’ Special Salad

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Oh, my! I’m soooo disappointed in the way Canlis’ Special Salad was portrayed in …. Read More

And the winner is…

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Before I tell you who won our latest “Top Chef Season 10: Seattle” Giveaway, …. Read More

Turkey Chowder

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Well, you had to know this was coming: left-over turkey recipes. Mary made some …. Read More

Make Ahead Dinner Rolls

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Today it occurred to me that Thanksgiving is less than a week away. At …. Read More

Thai Curry Butternut Squash Bisque

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Our book group met last night. We read Brave New World Revisited (P.S.) and I …. Read More

Field Trip: Seattle’s Melrose Market

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It’s Top Chef: Seattle Wednesday! Mary and I took a field trip to Seattle’s …. Read More

Five Turkey Tips

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It’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving turkey! Since I only cook a full …. Read More

Giveaway – Top Chef Season 10 SEATTLE!

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER, Cecily Metzger. What she won:  a wonderful …. Read More

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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I forgot to mention pumpkin carving in my last post: Spooky Halloween Treats. No, …. Read More

Spooky Halloween Treats

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Urban Legends. Ghost Stories. Haunted Houses. Trick-or-Treat. Costumes. Spooky Halloween Treats. These are all …. Read More

Bloody Eyeball Soup

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  Scar-rrrry! Eyeballs staring up at you from a bowl of rich, red Roasted …. Read More

Crooked Witches Fingers

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Another easy, tasty, scar-rrrry treat. Simple shape Cheddar Cornmeal Cracker dough into “fingers” and …. Read More

Eyeball Poppers

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This one couldn’t be easier! Simply stuff Peppadew Peppers with cream cheese (I used garden …. Read More

And the winner is…

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 Thank you to everyone who entered our October best bake sale COOKBOOK Giveaway! Once …. Read More

Touch of Grace Biscuits

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Happy Sunday morning! Just look at that lovely pan of Touch of Grace biscuits. …. Read More

Apples – Orchard to Market

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I love that we have been offered so many opportunities to connect to the …. Read More

Ginger Carrot Soup

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Fall is in the air! Do you agree? That crisp breeze that gently blows …. Read More

best bake sale COOKBOOK Giveaway!

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Yipeeeeee! It’s time for another A Passionate Plate Giveaway. This time it’s a wonderful …. Read More

Grilled Black Cod with Cherry Tomato Salsa

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Time and time, again, I learn the lesson that the BEST meals come from …. Read More

Shrimp Ceviche

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This is my biggest hit of the summer! And, please ~ next year, when …. Read More

Sriracha and Bacon Deviled Eggs

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Mary made me this beautiful and delicious birthday cake for my special day, and …. Read More

CMT Awareness Month and Magic Chocolate Cake

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Sometimes, life gives you opportunities to try to make a difference. In this case, …. Read More

Jalapeño Chili Creamed Corn

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You know what I get excited about? My Venti Americano every morning. Watching my …. Read More

Steak Tacos with Pico de Gallo

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It’s here! That time of year where we all get back to a schedule. …. Read More

Heirloom Tomato Salad

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Sometimes, simplicity is the best recipe! Especially when you are working with beautiful, fresh, …. Read More

Rainbow Birthday Cake

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I need to take a break from our Harvest theme to tell you about …. Read More

Bread & Butter Pickles

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Remember Aunt Jeannie? She’s my sweet great auntie that did her best to consolidate all …. Read More

Pepper Jelly

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Are you new to canning? Do you love the beautiful bounty of brightly colored …. Read More

Happy Birthday, Julia!

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“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child …. Read More

Thai-style Marinated Cucumber Salad

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Do you love Thai food as much as I do? I just can’t get …. Read More

National Watermelon Day – Agua Fresca

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Happy National Watermelon Day! It’s Seafair Weekend here in Seattle which means: air shows …. Read More

Strawberry Ice Cream Shortcake

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Here’s another fun (and super-easy) way to enjoy the best of the summer strawberries. …. Read More

BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad

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I think I’ve mentioned that I’m not a huge fan of left-overs? I just …. Read More

BBQ Spice Rub

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BBQ Spice Rub   Print Use this rub on chicken, pork chops, ribs, steak …. Read More

Corn Dog Bites

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A couple of my favorite kids came over for lunch yesterday. Natalie and Kiki …. Read More

Corn Salsa Salad

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Ahhhh…the bounties of summer! Mind you, it really hasn’t felt  a whole lot like …. Read More

Thai Grilled Chicken

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I have ALWAYS dreamed of becoming an astronaut! Just one year after I was …. Read More

Watermelon and Sweet Onion Salad

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  Watermelon brings back so many memories from my childhood summers.  Beautiful platters of …. Read More

Thai Peanut Noodle Salad

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Our book group met last night.  It was a fabulously perfect day in Seattle, …. Read More

Citrus Basmati Rice Salad

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Basmati rice has so much flavor, it makes an excellent cold salad. We love …. Read More

Bloody Mary Shrimp Shooters

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Start your party off right with a Bloody Mary Shrimp Shooter. It’s a shot …. Read More

Pink Lemonade Sugar Cookie Bars

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Pink lemonade Sugar Cookie Bars are a fun twist on a traditional lemon bar. …. Read More

Cheddar Cornmeal Crackers

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  Cheddar Cornmeal Crackers   Print Author: A Passionate Plate Recipe type: Appetizer Serves: …. Read More

Parmesan Thyme Crackers

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5.0 from 2 reviews Parmesan Thyme Crackers   Print Keep this dough in your …. Read More

Perfect Pan Roasted Halibut: Six Seven at the Edgewater

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Sometimes I get stuck in a rut.  An endless loop of visiting the same …. Read More

How to Throw a Quick and Easy Summer Party

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The Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year, but that doesn’t mean …. Read More

“Chicago-style” Hot Dogs

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“Hat dawg, please, and drag it thru da garden!”  Now that’s how you order …. Read More

Strawberry Limeade

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This truly couldn’t be easier, prettier, or more delicious.  I served it at a …. Read More

Whiskey Rainier Cherries

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Look what else is in-season right now!  Rainier Cherries.  Beautiful, creamy-yellow and blush-red cherries. …. Read More

Baked Ricotta Cups

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I was feeling a little blue today.  When I opened my eyes this morning …. Read More

Grandma Dorothy’s Icebox Strawberry Pie

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I aspire to be able to bake as well as my Grandma Dorothy did! …. Read More

Rice Vermicelli Salad with Spicy Korean Grilled Pork

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Remember that Spicy Korean Grilled Pork from last week?  Well, look what happened to …. Read More

Spicy Korean Grilled Pork

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“I was born in Seoul, Korea!” I happily exclaimed to the man behind the …. Read More