Tag Archives: home cooking

Eggplant Parmesan

Believe it or not, I’m not a huge fan of eggplant. It seems weird, given that I love most vegetables, but eggplant has always been on my “meh” list. I think it has to do with the texture. I like … Continue reading

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Chive Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

The weather in St. Louis the past two days has been dreary, to say the least. Yesterday there was freezing rain and today was foggy and overcast. When it gets like that, there’s only one thing to do: Make chicken … Continue reading

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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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