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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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Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms (Lobster Recipe)

Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms (Lobster Recipe)

| December 26, 2006 | 7 Comments

Tender baked mushrooms are stuffed with a buttery lobster filling in this delicious appetizer recipe. Growing up, I spent every summer on the Connecticut shoreline. The days were filled with sand, swimming and lots of seafood. Naturally, I adore everything from salmon to shrimp to lobster. But whereas the lobster of my childhood was always […]

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Blue Filet Bites

Blue Filet Bites

| November 28, 2006 | 0 Comments

Hor d’ourves . . . did I mention my hor d’ourves on Thanksgiving? Only about a dozen times probably. That’s only because I thoroughly enjoyed them and so did my guests. And a food enjoyed is always a good thing. These Blue Filet Bites hor d’ourve was born after much testing and sampling. I tried […]

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Fillo Clams Casino

Fillo Clams Casino

| November 25, 2006 | 2 Comments

My husband took this photo. There was no cropping necessary, no repositioning. Doesn’t he take a great photo? So this was my seafood appetizer for Thanksgiving. I played around with a variety of ideas that would have used lobster or smoked salmon or seared tuna, but ended up going with this. It turned out to […]

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Beet Greens Bruschetta

Beet Greens Bruschetta

| April 30, 2006 | 1 Comment

Don’t toss your beet greens! The leafy pieces on the top of stems of fresh beets are delicious — and perfect in this easy Beet Greens Bruschetta recipe. Do you love beets as much as we do? When whipping up delicious beet recipes like Glazed Beets, be sure to save your beet greens for later. […]

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Homemade Crispy Onion Straws

Homemade Crispy Onion Straws

| April 22, 2006 | 0 Comments

Zesty, crispy onion straws are a delicious alternative to fries or onion rings. Try these as an appetizer, or on burgers for a delicious crispy addition. Try these in Stacked Steak Asiago Sandwiches. Print Homemade Crispy Onion Straws Ingredients2 medium onions, sliced thinly and separated into rings 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1 tsp chili […]

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