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Memorial Day Salads

Memorial Day Salads

| May 27, 2007 | 1 Comment

I can’t believe it’s Memorial Day already. Yea for warm weather, swimming and lots of beach time! Boo for overpriced gas and higher electric bills. Can’t have it all, can we? Tomorrow, we are heading to the beach for a family day and probably a barbecue. Nothing quite compares with sand, surf and family on […]

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French Dip Panini

French Dip Panini

| May 16, 2007 | 2 Comments

So yesterday was the first time I ever tried a Rachael Ray recipe. I know, she’s been huge for several years now, but I managed to remain under the radar … or something. Anyway, this French Dip Panini was amazing. I made a few changes: I added salt and pepper to the sauce, caught out […]

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French Dip Panini and Caprese Salad

French Dip Panini and Caprese Salad

| May 15, 2007 | 6 Comments

Dinner tonight was a pretty quick combination of recipes. First, I threw together Rachael Ray’s French Dip Panini (with a few minor modifications). Then I whipped up a two-minute caprese salad (which coincidentally is a perfect inclusion for Sweetnicks’ ARF/5-A-Day Tuesday). Honestly, I dare say this is the first Rachael Ray recipe I have ever […]

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Blood Orange-Citrus Marinade for Grilled Chicken

Blood Orange-Citrus Marinade for Grilled Chicken

| May 12, 2007 | 1 Comment

So, since the blood orange season is pretty much over and my attempts at making a blood orange vinaigrette will surely take several more attempts, I decided to set that aside for now and use my last blood orange for a special marinade for grilled chicken. See, Kalyn over at Kalyn’s Kitchen has been grilling […]

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Berry season!

Berry season!

| May 10, 2007 | 2 Comments

When I was a little girl, my grandmother and I would go every year to a pick-your-own strawberry patch near our home in Dutchess County, New York. When the sign point to the patch would appear at the roadside, with an arrow indicating it was time to start picking, I would get so excited anticipating […]

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Mouthwatering Greek Salad

Mouthwatering Greek Salad

| May 6, 2007 | 2 Comments

I am in the throws of finishing the first draft of my manuscript for Families Eat Together. My publisher was generous enough to give me a one week extension and the draft is now due tomorrow, instead of May 1. But I wanted to take a few minutes from my frantic writing and editing to […]

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Exploring Blood Oranges

Exploring Blood Oranges

| May 4, 2007 | 3 Comments

I bought a few blood oranges over the weekend. I’ve been thinking of trying them for over a year, but finally decided to just take the plunge. Virtual Frolic’s post on blood orange sorbet helped that cause. What held me up for the past year was the idea of the red flesh. It’s unfamiliar. I […]

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Joys of Spring: a simple fruit salad

Joys of Spring: a simple fruit salad

| April 28, 2007 | 3 Comments

It’s warm out now, with May quickly approaching. There are signs of spring all around – the blooming forsythia, flowering daffodils, blossoming tulips. Everywhere you look, at least here in Connecticut, trees are coming alive again and animals are emerging from long winter rests. Just this morning, we spied a skunk (beautiful, however smelly) across […]

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Sundried Tomato Foccacia with Rosemary

Sundried Tomato Foccacia with Rosemary

| April 14, 2007 | 10 Comments

These days, carbs are the only thing sustaining me . . . they keep me full without upsetting my stomach (and that is quite a feat, believe me). And there is something about springtime that really makes me want to make my own breads. (It could also be yeast envy over the delicious pizzas that […]

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Cheesecake, Just the Way Will Likes it

Cheesecake, Just the Way Will Likes it

| March 28, 2007 | 3 Comments

I was amazed when Will stood by himself the first time – he was barely 5 months old. But others were more impressed with the amount of food he can put down . . . he is quite the eater and has been since he was a wee babe. The first confection Will ate as […]

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