Crepes with Apple-Cranberry Chutney

Crepes with Apple-Cranberry Chutney

This crepe is basically what most of us expect of a crepe.  I’ve gone out specifically to get crepes at an actual creperie many a time, both here in town and when I spent a summer in Greece, but no matter where I am, or what crepe I order, I initially think “Paris” and “sweet.” 

Is that what pops into your mind, too?  Well, it wasn’t something I ate as a kid and I’ve never been to Paris… so why don’t we just blame it on the movies?

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Caprese Crepes

Caprese Crepes

 Caprese.  Crepes.  Two words we don't often take to mean healthy, no?

The Caprese salad is like a little guilty pleasure.  Essentially a glorified cheese-plate with “salad” in its name, giant slices of deliciously fresh mozzarella layered with tomatoes and basil and drizzled with olive oil are ultra-decadent and satisfying – this I know to be true – but have the unfortunate effect of, well, making one heavier than they first sat down.

Now, crepes…  I don’t have anything against crepes.  But the thing is they just make me think of Nutella and powdered sugar.  Clearly, these are not the only two things you can put in or on a crepe.  I’ve just been handed a lot of Nutella-filled crepes in my time, and you know, it’s just like a dang candy bar. 

This bad-boy rap is essentially why...

 

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Pear, Honey, + Goat Cheese Crepes

Pear, Honey, + Goat Cheese Crepes

This is the happiest crepe in the whole wide world.  You know why?  Because it’s hugging its three best friends.

Isn’t that the best thing in life, after all?  Best friends?  Especially when hugging.  Hugging and friendship are what make the world a better place.

Anyway, if crepes had best friends, pear, honey, and goat cheese would be the best of the best friends.  Like, 4-Evahs.  If three of them were without the other, it just wouldn’t be the same.

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Sage Crepes with Butternut Squash and Sautéed Greens

Sage Crepes with Butternut Squash and Sautéed Greens

I’d love to tell you that right now I am dressed to the height of fashion in lovely, flattering clothes with my all hair done up and ready for the spotlight… but that would be big fat lie.  Even my pajama pants, the ones I actually have on, are practically laughing at me right now.

But, what would not be a lie… is that crepes are always fashionable.  Crepes are always stylish, pretty, and ready for the spotlight.  They are like the model who barely needs makeup and can be ready to pose for a photo in a matter of seconds.

Crepes can dress to the season, occasion, time of day, whatever they need to – and pull it off like freakin’ rock stars.

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