Cheesy Hasselback Potato Gratin

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My parents host a huge Easter dinner every year. My mother has four brothers and in turn I have lots of cousins, who have lots of children. Easter is so much fun, complete with an Easter egg hunt for the kids, bunny sack races and other fun games, and an incredible meal. For decades my […]

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Broiled Flounder with Parmesan “Caesar” Glaze

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Looking for a new way to cook fish that won’t make your home smell too much like fish? I love fish, especially pan-fried fish, but I hate the smell that lingers afterwards. This might not be an issue if you live in a house, but I live in an apartment, and if I pan fry […]

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Nutella Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups

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One of my sons LOVES cheesecake and he’s always asking me to make one. I hesitate to make an entire cheesecake unless we’re having a dinner party, because only 4 of the 6 of us like it, and it would take a while for us to consume a whole cake. That problem was solved when […]

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Lemon Fusilli with Arugula

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I know I have said this before, but I love Ina Garten recipes. I think I have every one of her cookbooks, and I have had great success with everything I’ve tried. This pasta dish is no exception.

The recipe indicates that it serves 4 – 5. I’d say it serves 6 – 7. It makes […]

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Individual Mac and Cheese Cups

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One of my sons is a huge dairy fan. He loves milk, yogurt and things made with cheese like macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, cheese quesadillas, etc. He saw me looking at this recipe the other day and he begged me to make it. When I looked at the recipe I found that it was […]

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Gnocchi Verde (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings)

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One of the many reasons I love shopping at Trader Joe’s is because of their frozen food section. They have the most interesting frozen vegetables. Two of my favorites are their sliced peppers and cleaned and sliced leeks. They sell 10 oz. bags of frozen, chopped spinach too, which are perfect for this recipe. For […]

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Andean Potato and Cheese Soup (Locro de Papa)

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I have never cooked with queso fresco before. I saw some in Costco the other day, so I picked up a package. I bought 2 eight-ounce blocks, so you’ll probably see another cheese recipe or two before I use it up. Queso fresco (or “fresh cheese”), is mild, mellow and a bit salty and a […]

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Yotam Ottolenghi's Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce

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This is my favorite dish of the summer. I made it many times once corn season started. Yesterday I found some beautiful corn at the farmer’s market so last night I made the just sweet corn polenta as a side dish. My Aunt Sylvia loved it so much she had three servings! I’m sorry that […]

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Shrimp and Grits

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This is a really quick and easy weeknight meal, and if you’re a fan of both shrimp and cheesy grits, this is the recipe for you! I bought a big bag of grits from Trader Joe’s a while ago and wasn’t sure what to do with them until I found this recipe.

According to the Houston […]

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Spring Root Vegetable Casserole

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My friend Becky uses a service called Blue Apron. Once a week they send a box of fresh ingredients accompanied by three detailed recipes. She loves it. She received the opportunity to give free meals to friends, so she gave me a free week to try. This is one of the Blue Apron recipes that […]

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