Monthly Archives: February 2013

Spring Green Asparagus Soup

There is almost nothing I like to make more than soup.  There is almost nothing I like to eat more than a smooth, pureed soup.  Maybe chocolate.  Make it vegetarian by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.  I like … Continue reading

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Tiramisu Cupcakes

Sometimes grown-ups need cupcakes too.  Of course, you could serve these to kids, just not right before bedtime.  These are really not tiramisu- they are just tiramisu-themed.  There is espresso but no liqueur.  There is cream cheese instead of mascarpone. … Continue reading

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Almond Vinaigrette

I get so tired of vinaigrette.  My standby is just olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper.  Sometimes I add a little mustard for creaminess.  It’s boring, but we all know we are supposed to eat salad so I just keep … Continue reading

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Bangers and Mash with Crispy Sage Leaves

  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 … Continue reading

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Love Italian Style: Mare e Monti con Salsa Verde

Mare e Monti con Salsa Verde The literal translation of Mare e Monti is sea and mountains, but you and I know it as surf and turf.  Mare e Monti is also the name of a pasta dish including shrimp … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sables

For me this is the perfect cookie.  It’s crisp but not crunchy.  Deep chocolate in flavor, but not bitter.  Freezes well, and can be made and stored for at least a week.  Another name for these could be Grown-Up Valentine’s … Continue reading

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