Hummus

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I know I haven’t posted in a while. Summer was busy and the start of school for the boys has been crazy. They are attending three different schools now and we’re drowning in new routines, early mornings and keeping organized. We’re hoping to settle into a nice, healthy routine soon. We’re not quite there yet, […]

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Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

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Shrimp cocktail is a favorite hors d’oeuvre of mine. I serve it every Christmas Eve and sometimes at dinner parties. I used to boil the shrimp until I read about an easier way to prepare it. I now roast my shrimp, and I’m never going back to boiling. Roasting the shrimp with a little olive […]

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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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Corn-Shrimp Dumplings

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I’m a little late posting these. I made them in September, at the tail end of the corn season here in the Northeast. If you’re inspired to make them when fresh corn isn’t in season, you can certainly use frozen corn in its place.

I tried this recipe because on the Food and Wine website, it […]

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Spinach Brownies

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My cousin Erica posted a picture of these spinach brownies on Facebook last week and I thought they looked delicious. I love having something in the refrigerator that’s quick and healthy for lunch and these are just the ticket. They’re good both warm or cold, straight from the fridge.   The boys wouldn’t go near these […]

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Spanish Tortilla with Roasted Red Peppers and Peas

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We have had a house full of guests for the last week, so I haven’t had a chance to post anything. They are dear friends from Atlanta who come to visit every summer with their three boys. They just left and we were sad to see them go. They are HUGE fans of my cooking, […]

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Coconut-Crusted Shrimp

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I made this dinner the other night in 30 minutes. No kidding. It was really quick. That said, I started with shrimp that had been deveined and shelled, so that was already taken care of. These days, I only buy shrimp that have already been cleaned and shelled. Costco sells them frozen in 2 pound […]

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Candied Bacon

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Candied bacon. Can you imagine anything better? I’ve made this three times in the last month. It’s delicious, and simple too.

I have tried this with both thick-cut bacon and thinner bacon, and although I enjoyed the thick-cut, the thin is my preference. Watch the bacon while it’s cooking, because it can go from golden […]

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Cashew Cheese

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I have quite a few friends who are vegetarian/vegan. At a recent dinner with some of my college buddies, I learned about cashew cheese which sounded delicious. My friends Mike and Wendy assured me that I’d easily find a recipe online. I found a recipe months ago, but I was slow to make it […]

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

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I made this as an appetizer yesterday for our dinner guests. I finally received some tomatillos from the CSA (not too many were distributed this year) and this seemed like a perfect way to use them. This salsa has a nice lingering burn to it, but it wasn’t too hot. The heat will depend upon […]

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