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Oven Poached Flounder with Garlic and Olive Oil

Oven Poached Flounder with Garlic and Olive Oil

| April 23, 2012 | 8 Comments

Looking for a delicious flounder recipe for busy nights? Oven Poached Flounder with Garlic an Olive Oil is a quick and easy recipe — and flavorful too. “Winter was not kind to my body this year.” Those words escaped my lips at the beach last week. It erupted forward before I could self-censor myself and […]

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Lighter New England Clam Chowder, A Family Recipe

Lighter New England Clam Chowder, A Family Recipe

| January 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

A little over a year ago, Shawn, the kids and several of our friends were on the Cape (Cape Cod, that is) for a wedding. One evening, we got takeout from a little place in Orleans, Massachusetts called Sir Crickets. We all ordered something different — fried clams, fried oysters (mmm!), clam chowder, fish and […]

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Butternut Squash, Toasted Walnut and Dried Cranberry Salad

Butternut Squash, Toasted Walnut and Dried Cranberry Salad

| October 18, 2011 | 7 Comments

So. I’ve had a couple of butternut squashes in my fridge. They’ve been taunting me. Staring me down. Begging me to do something, anything with them. But I was nervous. It’s been years since I handled and cooked squashes in their whole form. Typically, I take the easy way out and buy squash that’s already […]

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Connecticut Spice Cookies

Connecticut Spice Cookies

| June 29, 2011 | 8 Comments

These tender, slightly chewy spice cookies are adapted from an old family recipe.

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Cristina Ferrare’s White Clam Sauce

Cristina Ferrare’s White Clam Sauce

| May 27, 2011 | 5 Comments

This unforgettable recipe for White Clam Sauce from Cristina Ferrare’s cookbook is a delicious way to enjoy this classic pasta at home. Clear as day, I remember the first time I had white clam sauce. I was probably 8 or 9 and out to dinner with my family at this great pasta restaurant on the […]

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The New Englander Panini with Easy Cranberry Orange Mayo

The New Englander Panini with Easy Cranberry Orange Mayo

| April 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

When I came home New York (and meeting Bobby Flay!) on Monday, I was totally inspired … by sandwiches. I haven’t worked much with sandwiches recently, and I couldn’t wait to work on some new flavors. This sandwich is all about New England. Lettuce from Boston, cheddar from Vermont, cranberries from Cape Cod … Oh, […]

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Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola

Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola

| February 24, 2011 | 4 Comments

When Paige and I went to the grocery store yesterday, we emerged with a selection of fruits and veggies, a couple pounds of my favorite bacon (the price dropped from $3.99 to $0.99/lb!) and four different yogurts. And I don’t mean four containers, I mean mass quantities of four different kinds of yogurt. If you […]

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Sauteed Garlic Shrimp

Sauteed Garlic Shrimp

| February 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

The kids and I love shrimp, but I think I’ve told you that before. I also think I’ve already told you about how they cheer when they see that I am making a shrimp dish. Clearly, we like ‘em. And lately, we’ve been eating a lot of shrimp. I buy frozen raw shrimp and defrost […]

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Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce Recipe

| November 30, 2010 | 11 Comments

Well, hello there, old friend. This is Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce, and I don’t care that Thanksgiving was last week — you need to make it. So get out that extra bag of cranberries and get cooking. It’s super good. When I was a child, my grandmother would make cranberry sauce from scratch, starting with […]

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Fabulous Fish: Baked Lemon Herb Cod Recipe

Fabulous Fish: Baked Lemon Herb Cod Recipe

| December 10, 2009 | 33 Comments

Looking for a great baked cod recipe? Baked Lemon Herb Cod is a quick and easy recipe with rich results. This is one to make again and again. Sometimes, you taste something – just a little bite of it – and it blows you away. That was the case with this dish. It was rich, […]

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