Beef Lombardi

February 5, 2013

You all know I love make ahead meals (remember this and this and this). And I have a soft spot for casseroles. Well, here’s the recipe that is now both my favorite make ahead meal and my favorite casserole. I’ve kept a batch of this on hand in my freezer continually since I discovered the […]

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Chicken Cakes with Teriyaki Sauce

January 22, 2013

I vowed to post more recipes in 2013 and, like so many other New Year’s resolutions, find myself failing miserably by the end of January. Despite my blog negligence, I have been cooking up a storm. I now realize that the prospect of free time on the weekends thrills me because I know I will […]

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Neapolitan Christmas Eve Spaghetti with Walnuts

December 20, 2012

We’ve been hosting my in-laws for Christmas dinner — and Christmas Eve, and St. Stephen’s Day, and usually one or two more days besides — for years now, which means I spend a lot of my time happily wearing a path between the stove, sink and fridge in the days before and after Christmas Day […]

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All Purpose Spice Rub & Rainbow Bean Soup Mix

December 18, 2012

This year, I decided to forgo the store-bought, China-manufactured, last-minute purchased gifts that I usually give out at holidays. I had the bright idea (insert sarcasm here) to make homemade food gifts this year. I figured, why not? I like to hang out in the kitchen. I like buying ingredients. I like one-of-a-kind treats. Well, […]

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Toast with Avocado and Mustard

November 20, 2012

As we gear up for the holiday season, here’s my gift to you: a healthy recipe with three ingredients and five minutes of prep time. New York Mouth sent me some freebies last month and in preparation for their package, I spent some time scouring (more like falling in love with) their website. They distribute […]

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White Chicken Chili with Bacon Corn Muffins

November 8, 2012

The birth of a new child is usually heralded by the delivery of clothes, bibs, and other soft pastel things. In my experience, what most moms really need during those early weeks is a hot meal and long shower, not another outfit to wash and put away. It’s not that I didn’t love getting adorable […]

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Pistachio-crusted Pork Tenderloin, Lemon-Basil Orzotto, and Seven Layer Bars

November 1, 2012

We moved into a new house three weeks ago. Exciting to be sure, but as much as I’m relieved to be done with selling my old house and moving 8+ years of life into a new one, I feel a homelessness of sorts. The new house has the right space and modern amenities (a master […]

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10 Fall Favorites

October 11, 2012

October’s arrival sees us dusting off the jars of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg for autumn baking and the return of warm bowls of soup or stew to wrap cold hands around. Here are 10 of our fall favorites. Bacon and butterbean chowder Pappardelle with butternut squash, blue cheese and pine nuts Cider-brined pork chops with […]

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