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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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Four Years, and Easy Roasted Acorn Squash Mash Recipe

Four Years, and Easy Roasted Acorn Squash Mash Recipe

| November 9, 2009 | 9 Comments

This acorn squash is sweet and rich. Best of all, it’s super easy. My son eats as much as he can get out of the shell — so that’s a testament to how kid-friendly this is. Serve it in the squash shell, and it looks pretty impressive too. Today is a special day. It’s Sarah’s […]

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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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Cranberry Coffee Cake

Cranberry Coffee Cake

| December 24, 2008 | 4 Comments

Leftover cranberry sauce makes this Cranberry Coffee Cake a sweet-tart masterpiece. Enjoy a slice for breakfast after the holidays. Christmas is two days away. My presents aren’t wrapped, my house isn’t clean enough yet. I have scores of baking left to do too. It’s going to be a frantic Wednesday, I will tell you that […]

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