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Comfort Food Round-Up

By On October 4, 2018

I am out of town this week so my cooking has been a bit limited as I have been largely on my own.  I am enjoying the quiet and being alone with… Read More

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Brussels Sprouts Cacio e Pepe Pizzettes

By On September 27, 2018

Back in February, Ina Garten posted a picture to her Instagram of a cacio e pepe brussels sprouts pizza that she enjoyed at Danny Meyer’s latest New York restaurant, Martina Pizzeria.  The… Read More

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Ina’s Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

By On September 6, 2018

At the suggestion of my friend, Joan, I have been reading a book called The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart, written by Emily… Read More

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Za’atar Chicken with Lemon Yogurt

By On August 16, 2018

Planning a menu can be a real challenge, even for the most experienced cooks.  Finding delicious recipes to prepare is often the easy part.  But there is always the question of what… Read More

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Southwest Quinoa Salad

By On June 7, 2018

There are a few personal items that I find worth splurging on from time to time.  If I had to pick the item I am particularly passionate about, it would be handbags.… Read More

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Quinoa “Risotto” with Shrimp and Asparagus

By On March 8, 2018

I am writing while watching snowflakes fall outside.  I know it’s early March, but winter is welcome to take its leave any time.  I want to feel the warm sun on my… Read More

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Bacon and Egg Risotto

By On February 8, 2018

On very rare occasions when I was growing up, my mother would prepare breakfast for dinner.  The menu was typically bacon and eggs accompanied by Thomas’s English Muffins. Family breakfast was not just… Read More

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Turkey Luleh Kebabs

By On January 18, 2018

Last fall, my husband and I spent a weekend in Maine with some very dear friends and members of their family.  It was a mix and match kind of weekend with people… Read More

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Wild Cod Burgers

By On November 30, 2017

How was your Thanksgiving?  The holiday came and went so fast and bam, here we are in December.  Let the festivities begin! Our seasonal decor is in the infancy stage so far.… Read More

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Lentil Chili

By On September 21, 2017

If someone were to ask me to name my favorite season, I would answer that without a doubt it is Autumn.  Guess which season coincidentally begins today? What is it about Autumn… Read More

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Fusilli with Eggplant, Fresh Tomatoes & Parsley

By On August 31, 2017

When I was in elementary school, my best friend lived just a few houses away.  Although we were a year apart in age, we were thick as thieves, walking to school together… Read More

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Scallops Au Poivre with Broccoli & Cauliflower Rice

By On June 15, 2017

We are just back from a family trip to Croatia that I hope to share with you in a future post. Suffice it to say, there has not been a lot of… Read More