Kitchen Sink Mai Fun

Growing up, meals were pretty simple. My grandmother favored menus with fewer ingredients and less fuss. Pork chops cooked in sauerkraut, or bratwurst, knackwurst or any wurst for that matter, were favorites. Sometimes we’d have lamb chops or a simple beef stroganoff (did I spell that right?). But if were really lucky, she would spend…

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Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers . . . mmmm!

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)

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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Discovering Kale: Zuppa Toscana

Kale. Even the word is foreign to me. I grew up in a household where vegetables were of pretty simple varieties – corn, peas, green beans and the occasional zucchini. Brussels spouts were a delicacy and any lettuce other than iceberg was certainly special. I had a feeling there were more vegetables out there, but…

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