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Kitchen Sink Mai Fun

Kitchen Sink Mai Fun

| July 19, 2007 | 2 Comments

Growing up, meals were pretty simple. My grandmother favored menus with fewer ingredients and less fuss. Pork chops cooked in sauerkraut, or bratwurst, knackwurst or any wurst for that matter, were favorites. Sometimes we’d have lamb chops or a simple beef stroganoff (did I spell that right?). But if were really lucky, she would spend […]

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Making Strawberry Jam

Making Strawberry Jam

| July 16, 2007 | 3 Comments

I started this post several weeks ago before going on vacation. Unfortunately, time constraints forced me to set it aside. And now, after careful thought, I have decided not to give you a recipe to go along with it. At least not yet. But making jam? Not that hard. Canning? Not that hard. And the […]

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Thank Heavens!

Thank Heavens!

| July 13, 2007 | 3 Comments

Late last night, on a special call out to our house, the repairmen from J&R Appliance in New Milford fixed my refrigerator. It was an ordeal – with a store that made promises they wouldn’t keep and a repair contract company who made mistake after mistake. But in the end, it was J&R who came […]

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Presto Pasta: Lighter Pasta Fresca

Presto Pasta: Lighter Pasta Fresca

| July 12, 2007 | 6 Comments

I am a Romano girl. Always have been, always will be. There is almost always a big chunk of Romano from Costco in my fridge, at the ready to be grated, sliced or chopped. Why do I love it? It’s like biting into certainty. That sharp, decisive taste adds dimension to many dishes in my […]

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Can You Imagine?

Can You Imagine?

| July 11, 2007 | 4 Comments

Well, we are still struggling without a fridge here in my Cucina Bella. It’s certainly not easy. Meals are a challenge since everything has to be bought in the quantity to eat, no leftovers. Plus we are buying a new container of milk (and spending a fortune on smaller containers) because we can’t fit the […]

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Beer Steamed Clams

Beer Steamed Clams

| July 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

Last week, we relaxed by the Connecticut shoreline. It’s something I have done summer after summer since I was a baby. And it’s something that I hope Will looks back on with fond memories when he’s an adult, just like I do. Some things have changed since childhood though. For instance, whereas my grandmother used […]

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An Important Lesson: Why not to procrastinate

An Important Lesson: Why not to procrastinate

| July 8, 2007 | 5 Comments

This is my refrigerator. It is just shy of three years old. We’ve been careful to baby it, vacuuming underneath to ensure that no dog hair or dust build up taxed the motor. And I love it – the delicious water from the dispenser, the way it dependably keeps my food cold or frozen (depending […]

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Time Off

Time Off

| June 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

Hello everyone, Sunday Breakfasts has to be postponed this week due to lack of time. Although I have written a partial post and made what I intended to, I just don’t have time to finish it before we head off on a week’s getaway. I hope you all have a fantastic week. See you back […]

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Canning and Preserving: My Introduction

Canning and Preserving: My Introduction

| June 29, 2007 | 1 Comment

Something clicked this spring and I decided that I wanted to try canning jams, veggies, pickles . . . you name it. It’s not something I have ever done before though or even seen done. And frankly, I can be a bit obsessive when trying to do something new. True to form, I bought two […]

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Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry Sauce

| June 28, 2007 | 1 Comment

In the dead of winter, a favorite breakfast around my house are Belgium waffles with strawberry sauce and fresh whipped cream. Once upon a time, my husband would purchase frozen strawberries in syrup in the grocery store’s freezer. But when I started cooking more and started shrugging off premade foods, I started making our strawberry […]

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