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The Joys of Roasted Asparagus

The Joys of Roasted Asparagus

| December 20, 2007 | 3 Comments

When the first big snow storm hit New England last week, I smiled a bit and took Will outside to play while I shoveled. Of course, I am not supposed to be lifting heavy things, but someone had to do it and my husband was working. Less than 48 hours later when we got slammed […]

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Thanksgiving Recap: Cranberry Apple Sauce

Thanksgiving Recap: Cranberry Apple Sauce

| December 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

Over the years, I have experimented a lot with cranberry sauces. I’ve been looking for the right recipe that is different, but delightful. This is it. This cranberry sauce is about as easy as it can get. The addition of apple adds a nice (and slightly sweet) twist that really takes the sauce to a […]

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Roasted Pesto Cauliflower

Roasted Pesto Cauliflower

| November 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

I like vegetables a lot. But what I don’t like is boring vegetables — just steamed or boiled and thrown on a plate. I don’t think that does the flavor of any veggies justice. It’s just like cooking with any kind of meat or fish: sure, you could just grill it up and throw a […]

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Super Easy Low-Fat Oven Fries

Super Easy Low-Fat Oven Fries

| November 11, 2007 | 7 Comments

Not the best picture, I’ll admit. But this is one of those “gotta try it” recipes. I adore French fries (but I don’t love the damage they do to my weight) and always have. Like many folks, McDonald’s fries were my first love. But I have eaten some awesome ones since them. In fact, I […]

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Simple Roasted Red Potatoes

Simple Roasted Red Potatoes

| May 30, 2007 | 6 Comments

Well, not really. But geez would I like to – back to the city, where it’s safe. (If you just want to read about food, hop down to the Food, yay! header.) Yesterday afternoon/evening was, in a word, stressful. I battled bumper to bumper traffic to get to Will’s daycare by 5:30 (I got there […]

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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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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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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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Getting to the Stuffing . . .

Getting to the Stuffing . . .

| November 30, 2006 | 0 Comments

As promised, here is the recipe for Apple Bacon Corn Bread stuffing . . . everyone raved about this on Thanksgiving. I know it seems like a lot of ingredients but the prep goes very quickly and it comes together easily. Apple Bacon Corn Bread Stuffing 1 recipe corn bread such as my lavender corn […]

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Cornbread for Stuffing

Cornbread for Stuffing

| November 29, 2006 | 2 Comments

This corn bread is good for stuffing, such as Apple Bacon Cornbread Stuffing. Cucina Bella Lavender Corn Bread 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/3 cups yellow cornmeal 2 tablespoon sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt ¼ tsp lavender 1 1/4 cups 1% low-fat milk 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons butter, […]

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