Monthly Archives: January 2012

Blue Corn Biscotti

I was in the mood to bake something last weekend, and I had some blue cornmeal that needed using up, so this dish fit the bill perfectly.  I only ate one.  Then I sent the rest to Matt’s co-workers, who … Continue reading

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Spanish Sloppy Joes

I have a soft spot for sloppy joes, I think they are so much fun to cook and eat.  But the same recipe over and over?  No thank you.  So I look for alternate types of this messy sandwich, with … Continue reading

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Pasta e Fagioli

I found this in “Giada’s Family Dinners” and we both loved it.  It’s an Italian classic and I can’t believe I’d never had it before.  So yummy!  It’s a hearty soup with beans and pasta (in this case macaroni), a … Continue reading

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Veal Meatballs with Classic Tomato Sauce

This recipe came from a Christmas present, “The Meatball Shop Cookbook”.  Thank you, Mom and Dad!!  There’s a casual restaurant in NYC called The Meatball Shop.  We’ve been there.  And we loved it.  However, it is so crowded these days … Continue reading

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Vegan Burritos

You read the title correctly. These actually weren’t terrible!  Ha!!  No, seriously, there were very satisfying, and flavorful enough to not miss meat and/or cheese and/or sour cream.  I made this one up since I’m really making a concerted effort … Continue reading

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Malmo, Sweden

Last June Matt and I took a rather quick (less than a week) trip to Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmo, Sweden. Of course, we had a wonderful time and took many, many pictures. This was my first trip to anywhere in … Continue reading

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Seared Tuna Salad with Blueberries and Snap Peas

This recipe came from one of my newest books, “Girl in the Kitchen” by Stephanie Izard, the Chicago based chef who won Season 4 of Bravo’s “Top Chef”.  I was a fan of hers on Top Chef, so I was … Continue reading

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Buffalo Chicken Chili

This is probably the third time I’ve made this dish since discovering it in an old 2006 issue of the Rachael Ray magazine several years ago.  And if I made it more than once, then you know it’s good!  This … Continue reading

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Blue Corn Fried Chicken with Ancho Honey Drizzle

I made these a couple of weeks ago.  They were my last hurrah to eating whatever I want.  I have made a serious commitment to eating better, exercising, and shedding a few pounds in 2012, so I won’t be seeing … Continue reading

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Macaroni Goulash

I never had goulash of any kind growing up (that I remember, anyway).  I’ve been curious to make it and have searched around for a good recipe.  The one I liked the best was Paula Deen’s, but I couldn’t bring … Continue reading

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