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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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Rough Weekend

Rough Weekend

| February 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

I intended on posting a few times this weekend but two things thwarted that plan. First, my laptop’s Internet Explorer began malfunctioning (wouldn’t go to webpages at all). Finally I discovered that there was an upgrade that Microsoft REALLY wanted me to download (do you sense a conspiracy here, because I do). When I finally […]

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Mama Always Comes Back.

Mama Always Comes Back.

| February 8, 2007 | 1 Comment

I just returned from my first business trip ever. It was more than a week and took me to Miami, away from my son, my husband, my dogs . . . And I missed them all like crazy. When Will was a newborn, my husband was traveling all the time for long periods. It was […]

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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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What’s in Your Basket?

What’s in Your Basket?

| January 22, 2007 | 0 Comments

When Rachel from Food Maven (and Coconut & Lime) shot me an email about her one time event, What’s in Your Basket?, I was thrilled to join in. After all, it’s so much fun checking out what other people purchase. Okay, okay, so that probably makes me a shopping cart voyeur, or something of the […]

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WDB: Yea, he’s got an identity crisis.

WDB: Yea, he’s got an identity crisis.

| January 21, 2007 | 1 Comment

After Snoopy tried unsuccessfully to jump into Will’s highchair this morning, I figured I’d see what he did if . . . I fed him breakfast on the high chair. Yea, he settled right in and started eating. The dog has an identity crisis. He’s sits up on our kitchen chairs, drinks out of glasses […]

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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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