Tag Archives: home cooking

Lemon Ricotta Poppy Seed Pancakes

I don’t know about you, but I pretty much always have a half-used container of ricotta cheese in my fridge. I’m not sure why…I mean, yeah, I use it in pasta recipes sometimes, but most of the time I find … Continue reading

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Carrot, Grapefruit and Ginger Juice

It’s starting to feel like winter outside, so it’s time to amp up the Vitamin C and A. I’ve actually been feeling healthier this year (aside from seasonal allergies), but it never hurts to boost your reserves ahead of cold … Continue reading

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Lasagna Roll-Ups

I love lasagna as much as the next person, but sometimes I get frustrated when it comes apart. I don’t have the patience to let it sit for a while after it comes out of the oven, so I usually … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard

This pasta dish came about because I had a bunch of Swiss chard in my garden that I wanted to use up before the weather turned, and because I wanted to make the most of butternut squash I see at … Continue reading

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Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Last fall when I visited my friend Lyz out in California, she made nachos for dinner. When I asked her to show me how to do it, she was surprised. “You’ve never made nachos before?” she said. I had not. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Peas, and Crab

I’m usually a purist when it comes to pasta. I’ll put veggies in, and sometimes I’ll do a meat sauce, but I hardly ever go the seafood route. However, pasta is actually the perfect vehicle for any and all seafood. … Continue reading

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My Very First Cheese Soufflé

I made my first cheese soufflé a couple weeks ago. I guess I feel the same way about it that people do about their firstborns. Except that unlike most people with firstborns, I forgot to tell you about it for … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn Vanilla Pudding with Blackberries

Believe it or not, this is the one of the first times I’ve ever made pudding not from a box. Shocking, I know. I think it’s because in the grand scheme of desserts, pudding kind of falls by the wayside … Continue reading

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Tomato and Scallion Grilled Cheese

Everyone should have a good grilled cheese recipe in their back pocket. This is mine. I decided to add scallions and tomatoes to my traditional cheddar grilled cheese to use up some of my farmers’ market produce. I first had … Continue reading

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Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli casserole is the ultimate comfort food. Tender pieces of broccoli, melted cheddar cheese, crunchy breadcrumbs on top…I’m tearing up a little just thinking about it. My recipe keeps the best things about broccoli casserole, i.e. the cheese, broccoli, and … Continue reading

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