Author Archives: amyreneesam

About amyreneesam

food lover. loud laugher. wine-o.

A Fond Farewell…

This blog was only the beginning of the culinary collaborations between Hillary and Amy – and what fun it was! But alas, the time has come for an official goodbye to you – the faithful readers of ataleof2kitchens.  We have … Continue reading

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Rum Soaked Grilled Pineapple over Angel Food Cake

Even though you may think standing over a hot grill sounds absolutely miserable in this crazy heat wave I can assure you this little treat is totally worth it.  It’s easy, refreshing, boozy…what more could you want from a summertime … Continue reading

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Berry Cream Scones

Waking up with a sparkler in your coffee might be the best way to kick off the 4th of July but a red, white and blue berry-ful scone just might be the next best option.  These tender scones will set … Continue reading

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Tarragon Egg Salad

You know those dishes that you love, but you’ll only eat if they’re homemade?  For me that’s any sort of salad made with mayo (chicken salad, tuna salad, potato salad, etc.).  I usually like a lot more fixin’s and a … Continue reading

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Nutty Swiss Chard Pasta Salad

Summer is THE best time to cook in my mind – the markets are full of fresh produce, half the time you don’t even need to turn on an oven to make a wonderful meal but it’s also a really … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

There’s nothing like a good salad.  Sometimes that means an abundance of crunchy veggies, and other times that means hard boiled eggs and bacon and cheese and a really bad-for-you dressing – proving that a “salad” can really be anything … Continue reading

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Bruschetta with Crushed Favas and Mozzarella

Hillary said it – double peeling these favas is an act of true love and dedication.  These bright green beans are truly bright and refreshing though – so I think they’re worth a little extra attention – and really, it’s … Continue reading

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