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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Deep Dish Pizza Dough

Homemade Deep Dish Pizza

  I was having a craving for deep dish pizza last week and decided to try making it at home. I’ve made thin crust pizza dough a few times before by hand, but have never made deep dish or used my Breadman to create the dough. I decided to do both this time. Using the…

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Grilled Baby Corn

I’ve been admiring the baby vegetables in the produce section of my local supermarket recently and finally gave into the temptation this past week, picking up a pack of fresh baby corn. I am all for eating locally, but for now I must resign myself to the grocery store for vegetables. Here in New England,…

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