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Roasted Pear and Pecan Salad

Roasted Pear and Pecan Salad

Friends, you know how I feel about salad. NO ONE HAS TIME FOR BORING FOOD.

If you hate salad (like I typically claim to), you're making it wrong (like I was). Salad is a vehicle for your favorite roasted veggies, delicious dressings, and other fun. Just like pizza is a vehicle for cheese.

So this salad is a vehicle for balsamic roasted pears, pecans and figs and as seems to be my trend lately-- goat cheese-- topped with a maple balsamic vinaigrette.

Rustic Mashed Potatoes

Rustic Mashed Potatoes

I like my mashed potatoes with the peel and with chunks of actual cooked potato (and only partly because I’m too lazy to peel them). This may not be a popular opinion, but super smooth mashed potatoes really freak me out— maybe it’s a texture thing or perhaps I just suck at making them. Who knows. So… I opt for a simpler “rustic” mashed potato dish!