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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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Making Chocolate Mousse (Sugar High Friday)

Making Chocolate Mousse (Sugar High Friday)

| January 20, 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? Typically, I use Ghiradelli chocolate but I didn’t have enough on hand. I […]

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Spiced Honey Chicken Tagine

Spiced Honey Chicken Tagine

| January 17, 2007 | 4 Comments

Here’s another of my new kitchen toys: a Le Creuset Tagine. Tagine refers to both the pot and the traditional Moroccan dishes made in the pot. The traditional pots like this are made of clay. But enough with the lesson, let me tell you about the first recipe I tried in this. This recipe is […]

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Broiled Grapefruits From An Unusual Source

Broiled Grapefruits From An Unusual Source

| January 14, 2007 | 4 Comments

For several years when I was a child, my uncle and his then-wife, lived in a comfortable one-story house on a canal (or was it an inter-coastal?) in Hudson, Florida. They had a little dock off their back lawn where they kept a fishing boat. During one visit to their home, Billy, my uncle, let […]

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Hot and Crusty: What more could you ask for?

Hot and Crusty: What more could you ask for?

| January 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

I love my Le Creuset grill (actually, it’s a griddle…I know, but they essentially perform the same function, right?). So far, it’s griddled asparagus for me (which I ate all of … alone) and made a TON of sandwiches. Loving the sandwiches (with the grill press, of course). This is one of my favorites so […]

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Garlicky Pan-Grilled Asparagus with Romano Cheese

Garlicky Pan-Grilled Asparagus with Romano Cheese

| January 10, 2007 | 1 Comment

I have a secret. It’s actually not much of a secret so much as a disclosure. A brutally honest disclosure. But we’ll get to that in a moment. First, let me talk a bit about asparagus. Asparagus is a good source of vitamins A and C, both antioxidants. It’s also a great source of folate […]

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A good sigh

A good sigh

| January 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

::Sigh:: Isn’t it lovely? It’s red. That beautiful, deep shade of red – like a perfect, shiny apple. And it’s cast iron . . . mmm, cast iron. Better yet, Le Creuset cast iron . . . in red. Love the red. I received the pan – this lovely grill pan – as a Christmas […]

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