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Seared Tuna with Sesame Soy Drizzle

Seared Tuna with Sesame Soy Drizzle

| February 28, 2007 | 3 Comments

After discovering a few recipes for seared tuna recently, which are strikingly similar in cooking method but different in serving, I decided to try my hand at my own variation. There is nothing like a good slab of ahi tuna, seared just right – as in rare. It’s a delicious and firm fish.I used some […]

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Broccoli Cheese Bake

Broccoli Cheese Bake

| February 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

So there I was, sitting at my desk at work. Idly clicking through Cooking Light‘s recipe archive when I found it: a broccoli recipe that I had to try. And when I say “had to” I mean right away, walk don’t run, need to do this now. Broccoli and Three-Cheese Casserole was calling me. So […]

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Sesame Soy Dressing

Sesame Soy Dressing

| February 22, 2007 | 0 Comments

Lunch. It was a lot simpler before – if I had time I would throw together a quick salad of lettuce, meat and cheese. But I am trying to lose weight and also not eating meat for Lent so the majority of my salad just went down the drain. And besides, I need more vitamins […]

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Chicken Basil Soup with Carrots: When All Else Fails, Make Soup.

Chicken Basil Soup with Carrots: When All Else Fails, Make Soup.

| February 17, 2007 | 3 Comments

Thank you to all the well wishers who commented on Will being under the weather. Thankfully, he is feeling better now – though his stomach is still sensitive and milk is not his friend. Being that milk is his favorite drink, it stinks for him because that’s what he wants most. But I am doing […]

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Basil: Heal me.

Basil: Heal me.

| February 17, 2007 | 1 Comment

Well, Will’s ailment has infected our whole household. For Shawn, it started on Valentine’s Day, one day after Will first became sick. And while I did make an abbreviated dinner like Virtual Frolic suggested (I did the chicken, potatoes and mini cakes and skipped the rest), it wasn’t a pleasurable meal. The only really good […]

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Roasted Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes

Roasted Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes

| February 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

Fingerling potatoes are small, sweet tubers that vaguely look like deformed and fat fingers. I was lucky enough to pick up a giant bag of them at Costco not long ago (yay!) and finally got to sample their deliciousness. Man, are they ever good. I am a big fan of roasting great potatoes, so that’s […]

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Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

| January 30, 2007 | 2 Comments

My tomato basil marinara sauce begins with the above. What are they? Broiled tomatoes. Mmmm. Broiling them makes them soft, perfect for crushing, and it ripens their flavor. This sauce is great for baking (lasagna, manicotti, etc) or good with pasta. You could use it over chicken parm or dip fried mozzarella in it. Or, […]

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Homemade Manicotti

Homemade Manicotti

| January 27, 2007 | 2 Comments

Will is a cheese-a-holic. He asks for it all the time in that cute little voice (“chhhheeeeesssssse”) and it’s always followed with a bit of gratitude (“dank you”) for his favorite food item . . . next to chocolate, of course. Fresh mozzarella is his favorite, but he’s not picky . . . he will […]

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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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SHF #27: Chocolate by Brand (Part 2 of 2)

SHF #27: Chocolate by Brand (Part 2 of 2)

| January 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

When I heard that Sugar High Friday was being hosted by David Lebovitz and the theme was “Chocolate by Brand” I just knew I had to join in. But what to make? What delicious confection should I craft and with what chocolate? I started with a thick and rich dark chocolate mousse (see Part 1 […]

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