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Sundried Tomato Spread Recipe

Sundried Tomato Spread Recipe

| March 17, 2010 | 6 Comments

Sundried tomatoes are one of my favorite ingredients. Ever since college, when I first started making versions of sundried tomato pasta, I have been a huge, huge fan. So, whenever I see an alluring package of little, flat dried tomatoes, I have to buy them and use them. They are good in everything from pesto […]

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Brown Butter Garlic Snack Mix Recipe

Brown Butter Garlic Snack Mix Recipe

| March 11, 2010 | 2 Comments

When I was in college, I had a roommate one semester who loved garlic bread more than anyone I had ever met. Her mom would buy her a loaf from the grocery store every week and she’d bake it up one portion at a time. As much as I adore garlic bread myself, that was […]

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Lightened Up Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Lightened Up Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

| February 10, 2010 | 6 Comments

Forgive me, I don’t have a great photo of this recipe. Sigh. For Christmas, my husband got me something that I’ve been wanting for a long, long time: a point and shoot camera. I love my big Canon with its lenses and power and sharpness. But I wanted something that I could tote around everywhere […]

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Cooking With Kids: Will’s Fruity Salsa

Cooking With Kids: Will’s Fruity Salsa

| February 8, 2010 | 5 Comments

This post would be more accurately titled “Letting Kids Do the Cooking,” but I don’t want to interrupt the flow of this weekly feature (which I totally love, by the way). And besides, this was still cooking with kids, since I did all the prep work and set Will’s mise en place out for him. […]

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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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