Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bacon Onion Jam

Yes, you read that correctly, it says bacon onion jam.  I’ve read about this concoction a few times in magazines, and today I thought, why not give it a try?  I’m so glad I did.  It is to die for.  … Continue reading

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Fondant Carrot Patch Cake

For my son’s 1st birthday I made a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.  I have wanted to make a cake that looked like a veggie garden for years, ever since I saw it in Martha Stewart Living.  She made … Continue reading

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British Bangers and Mash

This method of cooking sausages comes from Jamie Oliver’s book Jamie’s Dinners.  He uses authentic British Cumberland sausages that come in a spiral.  I’ve adapted the recipe to use ingredients that I could find easily.  The method of roasting the … Continue reading

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Thai Coconut Sticky Rice

Thai Coconut Sticky Rice Heaven in a bowl.  This rice is creamy and delicious with a delicate perfume of lime zest.  It’s a great accompaniment to a spicy stir fry or any other Asian style main dish.  The rice is Thai sweet … Continue reading

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White Bean and Sausage Soup

Soup is my favorite thing to cook.  There are so many variations and possibilities!  I love to experiment with new ingredients and making soup is a great way to do that.  Recently I have fallen in love with dried beans.  … Continue reading

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Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters I love making breakfast on the weekends, but I was getting tired of the same old pancakes.  These fritters made a great change of pace.  They are a cinch to make.  All it is is a pancake batter … Continue reading

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Pizza with Pancetta and Spinach

Pizza with Pancetta and Spinach Some of my favorite memories of Italy involve pizza, and since one of those trips was my honeymoon, that’s really saying something.   One of my least favorite things about American pizza is that it often … Continue reading

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Bolognese with Chicken

     Bolognese with Chicken Here is a simple meat sauce using chicken rather than ground beef.  I use ground chicken thigh meat instead of breast meat.  It has more flavor and won’t dry out like ground white meat chicken will.  … Continue reading

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Lemon Risotto with Asparagus and Mascarpone

Lemon Risotto with Asparagus and Mascarpone This is a basic recipe for risotto which can be flavored with any number of ingredient combinations.  The method for starting and cooking the risotto works whether you want to add sautéed mushrooms, italian sausage, … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parmigiana Lite

Eggplant Parmigiana Lite The days of heavy, breaded and fried eggplant are over.  Here is a simple, lighter version that eliminates a lot of the fat and calories without sacrificing flavor.  This is a great dish to make ahead a … Continue reading

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