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Easy Party Food: Freeform Puff Pastry Tart Recipe

Easy Party Food: Freeform Puff Pastry Tart Recipe

| December 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

There is something delightfully wonderful about puff pastry. It’s flaky and tender, satisfying and comforting. Puff pastry reminds me of France, for its similarities to croissants … It’s fantastic. If I could, I would eat it daily. But it’s also quite caloric, and I don’t think my waistline would ever forgive me. Still, for holiday […]

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Turkey Pepperoni and Cheese Puff Pastry Recipe

Turkey Pepperoni and Cheese Puff Pastry Recipe

| December 2, 2009 | 6 Comments

James Beard once wrote: Canapes Here is a world in itself. The canape world presents all sorts of problems and rules which have been laid down by one person or another. I think I shall disregard the majority of them and proceed under my own power and see if I can’t reach a logical and […]

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Cranberry Salsa

Cranberry Salsa

| November 7, 2009 | 1 Comment

Got chips? It was mid-summer when I started dreaming up this cranberry concoction. While my family and I were contemplating whether the elevated temperatures really warranted turning on the air conditioner, I was also starting to fantasize about how I could take some traditional Thanksgiving tastes – like cranberry sauce – and give them a […]

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

| November 4, 2009 | 4 Comments

Until last week, I had never carved a pumpkin myself. There was this one time in high school where I insisted on having a carved pumpkin … but aside from a tiny knife jab or two, I didn’t do the actual carving. But on Halloween, I carved two pumpkins and my husband carved another two. […]

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Eat This: Shrimp in White Wine and Garlic Sauce

Eat This: Shrimp in White Wine and Garlic Sauce

| May 26, 2009 | 6 Comments

A few weeks ago, I made dinner for Will and Paige – something balanced with some meat, veggies, pasta and the like. It was a Will and Paige meal — something simple, but tasty, with a healthy sized serving of pasta. For me, I quickly whipped up some Romano encrusted shrimp (I really need to […]

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Fun Family Time: Popcorn and a Movie

Fun Family Time: Popcorn and a Movie

| March 1, 2009 | 5 Comments

Popcorn. That’s what this is about. Popcorn … and movies. See, Shawn was a little disappointed to pop over here and find that the photo in my last post was a map and there was nothing about family or food. Can’t please everyone, right? … Nonetheless, this is decidedly about family and food. When it […]

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Roasted Garlic and Artichoke Bread

Roasted Garlic and Artichoke Bread

| January 11, 2009 | 4 Comments

Garlic. When I say the word, two things come to mind: First, my grandmother who back in the 80s caught wind of the health benefits and took it to heart. And second, the fact that people either love garlic (me!) or hate it (Shawn!). While I am not a fan of raw garlic (is anyone?), […]

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The Joys of Roasted Asparagus

The Joys of Roasted Asparagus

| December 20, 2007 | 3 Comments

When the first big snow storm hit New England last week, I smiled a bit and took Will outside to play while I shoveled. Of course, I am not supposed to be lifting heavy things, but someone had to do it and my husband was working. Less than 48 hours later when we got slammed […]

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Beer Steamed Clams

Beer Steamed Clams

| July 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

Last week, we relaxed by the Connecticut shoreline. It’s something I have done summer after summer since I was a baby. And it’s something that I hope Will looks back on with fond memories when he’s an adult, just like I do. Some things have changed since childhood though. For instance, whereas my grandmother used […]

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Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers . . . mmmm!

Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers . . . mmmm!

| January 23, 2007 | 9 Comments

My poor family. They are always my guinea pigs when I experiment with recipes. Some, like this one, turn out great and end up on the blog. Others, like a tragic butternut squash casserole I made for Thanksgiving nearly four years ago plague me. They won’t let me forget the poorly conceived, over sweet dish […]

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