Cabbage and Potato Gratin

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This recipe is very similar to a Polish cabbage and bacon casserole recipe that I published a couple of years ago. This recipe is vegetarian. I have to admit that this is so good that I don’t miss the bacon. Don’t get me wrong – I love bacon, but my vegetarian son is subtly pushing […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Ricotta Soup

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One of my favorite recipes to make with roasted red peppers is this Orzo dish. I always end up with extra roasted peppers. This soup recipe is a great way to use them up. This soup is now one of my favorites. If you don’t have jarred, roasted red peppers, you can buy red bell […]

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No Bake Eclair Cake

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This is a dessert that one of my sons has made several times recently.  It’s certainly not fancy, nor is it particularly gourmet, but what it is, is delicious! It’s hard to go wrong with graham crackers, vanilla pudding and chocolate. I can do without the artificial Cool Whip, but it does make the pudding […]

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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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Summer Squash Casserole

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Summer Squash Casserole

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Nutella Biscuits

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The other morning, one of my sons asked me what I was planning to make for breakfast. I almost always offer them something homemade. Since it was a weekend morning and we didn’t have to worry about getting to school, I asked if he wanted to help me make something. It’s unusual that one of […]

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Magic Granola Bars

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I’m always on the lookout for healthy snacks for the boys to eat. As snack foods go, these bars aren’t terrible. They’re still a sweet snack, but they’re preservative free, unlike many of the granola bars that you buy at the supermarket. Three out of the four boys liked these. My husband and I liked […]

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Surprise Cookies

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The boys are off for spring break, so we spent some time on Shelter Island where I have a single cookbook, Martha Stewart’s Cookies. I wanted to make the boys a treat to eat during our movie night, so I perused the book. The boys love marshmallows, and so do I, so this cookie was […]

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Nonna Luna's Rice

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I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I usually have a 2-lb bag of frozen shrimp in my freezer. I get a bag every time I go to Costco. The shrimp come frozen, peeled and deveined. They still have the tail on them, and you can choose to cook with the tails on or without […]

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Sour Cream Corn Bread

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I have made this corn bread several times now. We’ll eat it with dinner, then I’ll serve it again as toast for breakfast. Making cornbread in a loaf pan allows you to easily slice it into toaster-friendly pieces. This recipe is delicious toasted, and spread with butter. This is a very moist cornbread, so you […]

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