All posts by MaryMiller

Field Trip: Vashon Island

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Joy and I took another foodie field trip on Sunday – this time to …. Read More

Curry Turkey Salad Sliders

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Happy post-Thanksgiving eating, everyone. Yes, it’s time  for leftovers and a trip to the …. Read More

Abundance.

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Thanksgiving is here! It is my favorite holiday and I am so thankful. For so …. Read More

How to Set a Formal Table + Video

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Unless you’ve worked in a 5-star restaurant or attended etiquette school, you may not …. Read More

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

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Mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving must. If your space in the kitchen is limited, or …. Read More

Farro Dressing with Greens & Apples

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If you’ve been reading A Passionate Plate for a while, you know how much …. Read More

Pumpkin Maple Cheesecake

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Have you been searching for a special dessert for Thanksgiving dinner? Something a little …. Read More

Corn Soufflé

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Corn Soufflé… soft, fluffy, creamy and slightly sweet, with just a hint of cayenne …. Read More

Holiday Cranberry Sauce

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Happy November, everyone! Joy and I are both looking forward to sharing some of …. Read More

Backyard Barter’s Urban Food Fair!

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One of the great things about writing on A Passionate Plate is how it …. Read More

Pumpkin Pie

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My family has been making this classic pumpkin pie recipe for as long as …. Read More

Basic Cream Cheese Frosting

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Cream cheese frosting is versatile and easy to make. Use this recipe to frost …. Read More

Macrina Bakery, Slow Food Seattle & Local Organic Grains

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Have you heard about the Slow Food movement? Slow Food is about enjoying foods that …. Read More

Emmer Applesauce Coffee Cake

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If you enjoy baking with whole wheat flour, I encourage you to give emmer …. Read More

Mom’s Never Fail Pie Crust + Video

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For those of you who have been reading A Passionate Plate for a while, …. Read More

Mom’s Apple Pie

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Apple pie is an American classic. If you are looking for a simple, yet …. Read More

White Bean, Kale & Chicken Sausage Soup

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Last week Joy shared a recipe for Carrot Ginger Soup and wrote in her …. Read More

Thai Steak Salad

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This salad recipe is for my friend, Travis. A few weeks ago, Travis spent …. Read More

Small Farm, Big Taste – Booth Canyon Orchard

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On our Washington Apple Road Trip last week, Joy and I stopped in at …. Read More

Mrs. Huckabee’s Apple Dumplings

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On our apple tour last week, Joy and I learned that Stemilt’s Director of …. Read More

Field Trip: Washington Apple Road Trip

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Last Friday Joy and I  hopped in the car and headed east – in …. Read More

Butternut Squash Thai Curry

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All week long I’ve been asking Marvin, “Hey, what do you think about trying …. Read More

Bizzarro Italian Cafe – Seattle

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Last Friday, Joy, Toby, Marvin and I met up with two great friends, Chris …. Read More

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles

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We woke up this morning to the most incredible, crisp, breezy, beautiful, blue-sky Seattle …. Read More

Orecchiette with Turkey Sausage & Kale

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Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed this month? Maybe the kids are back to …. Read More

Peanut Butter Honey Cookies

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Peanut butter cookies! This classic cookie is one of my all time favorites. If …. Read More

Baker’s Cafe ’33 – Canton, Ohio

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I’ve been in Northeast Ohio all week visiting Marvin’s family. It’s a trip I …. Read More

Figs Preserved with Lemon & Grand Marnier + Video

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Some posts take longer to write than others. I really meant to share this …. Read More

Grilled Chicken with Peaches, Walnuts & Feta

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Joy and I are sharing some of our favorite quick-and-easy dinner ideas this month. …. Read More

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

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This frosting tastes amazing on our Best Ever Chocolate Cupcakes! 4.0 from 1 reviews …. Read More

Evergreen State Fair

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We went to the fair on Sunday – The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. …. Read More

And the winner is…

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Thank you to everyone who entered our August giveaway #2 – A Taste of …. Read More

Boozy Peaches

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Last weekend on our way home from Winthrop, we just had to stop at …. Read More

Marinated Carrots

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Labor Day is less than a week away! Where did the summer go? I …. Read More

A Taste of Seattle August Giveaway!

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Writing about our culinary hero, Julia Child, last week got us thinking about Seattle’s …. Read More

Spicy Dilly Beans

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When I planted my tiny garden this year, I never imagined I would harvest …. Read More

Blackberry Chipotle Jelly

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After baking a Blackberry Buckle and  eating bowls full of those beautiful berries I …. Read More

And the Winner is…

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our August Harvest Giveaway! Our question: what is …. Read More

Beach Berries

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Our house sits on a cliff overlooking Puget Sound and we are lucky to …. Read More

Blackberry Buckle

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After picking blackberries on the beach yesterday, I came home and made an easy …. Read More

Is That A Zucchini in Your Mailbox?

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If you are growing zucchini this year, or subscribing to a CSA, chances are …. Read More

Zucchini Carrot Muffins

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  Tired of making the same old zucchini bread? Here is a moist and …. Read More

Zucchini Boats

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This idea has been around for a long time. My sister-in-law, Natalie, remembers a …. Read More

Swedish Pickled Beets

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When I planted my tiny garden this spring, I knew I couldn’t grow everything. …. Read More

Fresh Corn & Dungeness Crab Chowder

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From the time I was born until my late 20’s my family owned a …. Read More

August Harvest Giveaway!

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August is a time of bounty around here, as you can see from the …. Read More

Cherry Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

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Joy and I have been on an ice cream dessert kick this week. July …. Read More

“Hawaiian Vacation” Coconut Macadamia Nut Bars

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This summer we took our vacation in Hawaii. Our wonderful friends, Herb and Heidi, …. Read More

Roasted Tomato Galette

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Are you looking for a new way to eat your greens? Is your garden …. Read More

Vietnamese Style Fresh Rolls +Video

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Vietnamese Style Fresh Rolls are one of my favorite summer foods. Paper-thin wrappers hold …. Read More

Nuoc Cham – Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

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Every home in Vietnam has their own recipe for Nuoc Cham. Ours is adapted …. Read More

Thai Peanut Sauce

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This peanut sauce is perfect for dipping chicken satay, drizzling on a fresh roll, …. Read More

Cilantro-Lime Soy Sauce

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Cilantro-Lime Soy Sauce   Print Author: A Passionate Plate Recipe type: Sauce Ingredients 1 …. Read More

Swiss Chard Onion Quiche

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Swiss chard is the gift that keeps on giving in my garden this year. …. Read More

Rosemary Whole-Wheat Lemon Bars

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I know a bunch of you are struggling with triple digit temperatures right now …. Read More

1000 Cooks for the Cure – Take Two!

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Our first attempt at video production created a lot of laughs, but not very …. Read More

Our PINK Cook for the Cure Party

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Last Saturday, Joy and I hosted a Cook for the Cure® fundraising party. It was …. Read More

How to Host a 1000 Cooks for the Cure Party!

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Everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by breast cancer. A mother, a …. Read More

Chicken Breast Marbella

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Back in the early 1990’s I catered a lot of weddings. One dish that …. Read More

Spinach-Strawberry Salad Skewers

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Joy and I recently attended BlogHer Food 2012 at the Olympic Fairmont Hotel in …. Read More

Melon, Prosciutto and Blue Cheese Skewers

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This is a step up from the typical cantaloupe wrapped with prosciutto appetizer. We …. Read More

Chocolate Raspberry Mini Brownies

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Adding fresh raspberries to brownies made from a mix can transform something ordinary into …. Read More

S’mores Bars

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Happy 4th of July! We’re staying home for the holiday and it looks like …. Read More

N.W. Raspberries – Summer is here!

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I just finished eating a bowl of raspberry sorbet topped with big, fat, juicy …. Read More

All-American 4th of July Menu

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lThe 4th of July is just one week away! So hang up the flag, …. Read More

Joy’s Birthday Cake (Happy Birthday, Joy!)

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  Today is Joy’s birthday. Happy Birthday, JOY! Joy and I have been friends …. Read More

Bachelor’s Baked Beans

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Marvin knows how to throw a really great party. By the time I came …. Read More

Mini Apple Pies with Crumb Topping

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The 4th of July is just a few weeks away. It’s one of my …. Read More

Meet Christina Conrad – Foodie with a Life!

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TGIF! Yes, it’s Friday, and we are going to start the weekend off right …. Read More

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

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(11/17/12 – NOTE: When I made these cupcakes five months ago, I had no …. Read More

Pasta Primavera Verde

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I recently hired a “color consultant” to help Marvin and me settle a disagreement. …. Read More

Heirloom Herbs

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Joy and I just spent all day hanging out at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel …. Read More

Farro Salad with Kale

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Summer grain salads seem to be all the rage right now. I keep seeing …. Read More

Mini Lasagna Cups

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Aren’t these Mini Lasagna Cups adorable? If you don’t think so, then this recipe just …. Read More

Coleslaw with Sweet Buttermilk Dressing

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Cabbage, like a lot of green leafy vegetables, is made up of mostly water. …. Read More

Lemon Lavender Scones

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Lemon Lavender Scones. I’ve made these for many years, but never with lemon yogurt… until …. Read More

Cucumber Radish Canapés

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Exciting news… I am harvesting from my tiny garden already! Lettuce, swiss chard and …. Read More

Tillamook Yogurt Cherry Almond Muffins

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A few weeks ago Joy and I got an email from the nice folks …. Read More

We have a winner!

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Congratulations to Shannon Zelinka – the winner of our Weber’s Way to Grill Cookbook! …. Read More

Cod in Coconut-Tomato Curry Sauce

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Last night I made a really delicious Cod in Coconut-Tomato Curry Sauce. Not quite …. Read More

Hollyhock Salad Dressing

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Looking at this picture makes me crave a salad – a big, beautiful salad …. Read More

Weber’s Way To Grill Cookbook Giveaway!

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Good morning from sunny Seattle! The current temperature here is a balmy 58 degrees …. Read More

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Hello to all you MOMs out there! I hope you are having a wonderful …. Read More

Helen’s Pumpkin Bran Bars

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Leave it to my mom to make a dessert from Fiber One cereal. Seriously. My mom …. Read More

Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp

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It’s rhubarb season! Yea! Time to make a Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp. I love making …. Read More

Farro Salad with Olives & Feta

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Last week I shared a couple of recipes that feature two of my favorite …. Read More

Meet Mary Jordan – Baker Extraordinaire!

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Today we’ve got a special treat for you… an amazing Coconut Lime Cupcake recipe …. Read More

Cream Cheese Frosting with Lime

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This frosting recipe makes a big batch – perfect for generously frosting 24 Coconut …. Read More

Lime Curd

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Homemade fruit curd is a real treat and actually very simple to make. One …. Read More

Quinoa Salad with Almonds & Raisins

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Yesterday I wrote about one of my favorite grains, Wild Rice, and shared a …. Read More

Wild Rice Salad with Edamame & Tofu

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Making the Perfect Potato Salad on Sunday just got me thinking about how much …. Read More

Perfect Potato Salad

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Naming this recipe Perfect Potato Salad is a bold move. Potato salad is such …. Read More

Caramelized Onion Burger Stuffed with Blue Cheese

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My new favorite creation is this Caramelized Onion Burger stuffed with Blue Cheese. Yes, …. Read More

Oven Roasted Halibut with Caper-Basil Sauce

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My wonderful friend, Mary Jordan, first served this halibut recipe to our book group …. Read More

Arugula, Edamame & Fennel Salad

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After making the fava bean salad from Hell last week (can I say that? …. Read More

Asparagus Pancetta Tart

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As many of you know, I love easy recipes that look amazing and taste …. Read More

To bean or not to bean

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When it comes to favas, that is the question. Why? Because preparing fava beans …. Read More

I’m feeling optimistic

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It’s been several years since I’ve grown any vegetables besides a cherry tomato, but …. Read More

Limoncello Ice Cream Sundae

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I have a confession to make. I just ate this for lunch. OMG. I’m …. Read More

Pastitcio

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The Greek version of baked meat pasta with béchamel sauce is called Pastitcio. That’s a …. Read More