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Cheesy Bread Bakers & the Gruyere-Stuffed Crusty Bread

You know what’s irresistible? Homemade bread fresh from the oven, and stuffed with ooey-gooey melted cheese. How do I know this? Because the Cheesy Bread Bakers — Helen, Ivonne, Kelly, Lisa, Mary, Sara, Stephanie and me — gave the French Pastry School’s Gruyère-Stuffed Crusty Loaves recipe (found by Mary on the King Arthur Flour blog) […]

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Carrot Soufflé

You know what’s delicious? Carrot soufflé. To be honest, it’s not a real souffle, but it does have a light and airy mouth feel similar to its namesake. It’s also sweet, colorful, packed with vitamins and –most importantly– flavor. If you’re not a sweet side-dish kind of person –you shun candied yams at Thanksgiving, for […]

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Piselli con Asparagi e Basilico (asparagus, peas, and basil)

It might actually be Spring. I’m not totally committed to that idea yet, because I live in Upstate New York and we had several inches of snow on the ground about two weeks ago, but I am hopeful. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it’s supposed to get up to 68-degrees tomorrow. […]

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Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki

Back in December, I visited a new doctor (or, as I like to call him, “hot doctor” because, well, look at him), an MD with an acupunturist’s license and a holistic approach to medicine. His practice is radically different from traditional practices: he’s the only person there, the number of patients admitted into the practice […]

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Chicken and Parsnip "Fries" with Spicy Vinegar

Ohhhh, Parsnip. I love you. Sure, you’re supposed to be the side complementing a roast chicken breast but, let’s be honest: you’re the star. You made me eat each and every piece of you, sliced in thin strips, tossed in olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. The high temperature of the oven softened […]

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Kicked Up Green Bean Casserole

Kicked Up Green Bean Casserole: pretty, by casserole standards. I’ve never been a fan of the traditional green bean casserole but Shane really likes it, so I’ll make it on occassion — most recently, for Thanksgiving. I’m not crazy about green beans anyway, and the regular recipe yeilds a bland-tasting and grey-looking casserole. For Christmas […]

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Nancy’s Spinach & Mushroom-dressed Linguine

My friend Nancy made this FABULOUS pasta for the party. I can’t even describe how fan-freakin-tastic it is. I ate the leftovers for breakfast and dinner on Sunday, and we all ate it for dinner last night. There is one serving left. It is mine.— The following is written by Nancy, pictured below: Laura’s 30th […]

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Vegetable Tian

Our neighbors, Chris and Shelly, are about the nicest neighbors anyone could ask for, always ready to lend a hand. Or a vegetable — Shelly sent over two giant zucchini and an equally large summer squash on Sunday, grown in their backyard garden. The squash & ‘zuke were perfect for the Vegetable Tian recipe I’d […]

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Roasted Corn, Jicama and Mango Salad

Next time, I’ll reduce to amount of Jicama by half and increase the amount of corn by two or three. I couldn’t get enough of the taste of roasted corn in this salad — delicious! (And, yes, I left out the cilantro…) Roasted Corn, Jicama and Mango Salad4 ears fresh corn, unshucked 1 large jicama, […]

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Grilled Fish Tacos with fresh salsa

The marinade for the tilapia adds a subtle flavor. Kick things up with a healthy dose of salsa and a squirt of fresh lime juice. Grilled Fish Tacos with fresh salsa 1 pound tilapia fillets Marinade:2 tablespoons olive oil 5 cloves garlic, smashed and finely chopped 1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped chives/cilantro/Italian […]

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