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10 Minute Tortellini and Tomatoes

10 Minute Tortellini and Tomatoes

| October 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

Okay, I am not one to promote products on here. Really, it’s not my thing. But sometimes when enough good things fall into your lap, you have to talk about it. I’ve been fortunately lately to be invited to join three BzzAgent campaigns — Listerine White Strips (try ‘em, they work), TV Guide (wow, that’s […]

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RECIPE: Scrumptious Apple Cake

RECIPE: Scrumptious Apple Cake

| October 3, 2007 | 4 Comments

I made two apple cakes last night and totally forgot to take a picture, with the exception of this one. These are the cake remnants (didn’t grease the pan well enough … oops) and ice cream. Mmmm. So good. And the scent that it fills the house with? Pure heaven. Fall has descended on us […]

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A Farewell . . .

A Farewell . . .

| October 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

No, no, I am not leaving this blog. Nor am I uprooting my family, so don’t get any funny ideas from the title. My farewell is to my secret indulgences. Okay, they aren’t really a secret from my family, but they are a secret from you. And I thought these indulgences were … were not […]

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Sarah’s Spiced Applesauce

Sarah’s Spiced Applesauce

| October 1, 2007 | 1 Comment

I promised my applesauce recipe, didn’t I? Well here it goes. Love this applesauce. It is supremely tasty and is a little thicker than applesauces from the jar so it sticks better when eating with chops or potato pancakes or whatever. And you gotta love that this was made with local apples that we picked […]

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Eating local: Pick Your Own apples

Eating local: Pick Your Own apples

| September 30, 2007 | 1 Comment

Have I mentioned that it’s apple season here in the northeast? Of course I have . . . And apple season is off to a great start. The apples are plentiful both in the fields and in my home (we’ve done lots of picking this week!). Will and I went apple picking yesterday . . […]

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I heart blueberry pancakes

I heart blueberry pancakes

| September 28, 2007 | 5 Comments

I love, love, love fresh blueberry pancakes. Love them. I barely need syrup for them because I love them so much. But I still cannot seem to make them from scratch. Wish I could, and I will keep trying, but no success yet (at least not success that I would EVER eat again). And I […]

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Another quickie . . .

Another quickie . . .

| September 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

Shawn and I recently enjoyed an anniversary meal at Jim Barbarie’s in Danbury, Conn. Read about the food here. I have a Spice Stack in my kitchen and it’s solving a few storage problems (yay!). Read about it here. I’ve been trying to cut back on my fattening sweets – really I have. Read about […]

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Fresh, Chopped Onions on a Weeknight

Fresh, Chopped Onions on a Weeknight

| September 25, 2007 | 3 Comments

No time for a full post this morning, but here’s a nifty little tip. If you have a FoodSaver or a similar device that seals bags while sucking all the air out of them, you can speed up your mid-week cooking. How? Chop ingredients like onions, carrots, peppers and potatoes or mince garlic over the […]

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Recipe: Tangy Panko Chicken

Recipe: Tangy Panko Chicken

| September 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

This is a yummy, crispy chicken with just a hint of tangy. It’s excellent with couscous and Swiss Chard with Tomato and Feta (to see a picture of the chicken, click that link). You could also serve it over a green salad with a bit of Greek dressing. Tangy Panko Chicken serves 4 1/4 cup […]

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Recipe: Swiss Chard with Tomato and Feta

Recipe: Swiss Chard with Tomato and Feta

| September 22, 2007 | 3 Comments

Here’s another local dish (significance? check out Eat Local Challenge). I took some local ingredients – Swiss chard, a tomato, an onion – and made this fabulous side dish (see above, at top right). It went perfectly with the tangy panko chicken (recipe to come) and lemon feta cous cous. Mmmmm. A note about Swiss […]

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