Spicy Carrot-Coconut Soup

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During the boys’ winter break, we went to Disney World with family and had a wonderful time. We were a group of 15 in total. We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and ate at their restaurant called Boma – Flavors of Africa twice during our stay. My favorite part of the meal at Boma […]

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German Potato Salad

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I found this recipe over the summer and made it for a dinner party, but we ate it all and I didn’t have a chance to photograph it. I have to say that I like this more than regular mayonnaise-based potato salads (although those are awfully good in the summer.) I love the tang that […]

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Eggs with Purslane (Huevos con Verdolagas)

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Yesterday I was challenged by my CSA to share a recipe using purslane. Having never cooked with purslane before, I turned to the internet for inspiration and learned quite a few things.

Here in the Northeast, we treat purslane as a weed. In other parts of the world, like Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Mexico, […]

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Grandma Gwen's Beans

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These don’t look like your traditional baked beans, but they taste just like them. I think it’s the combination of the brown sugar and vinegar. My Aunt Carole made these for a cookout we had in Maine a couple of weeks ago and I ate at least four servings in one sitting. Who knew baked […]

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Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

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I have made this twice recently for dinner parties and everyone loved it. The first time I made it, my girlfriend asked if she could take the leftovers home, she liked it so much. This recipe is great for a crowd. It’s easy to make, and it’s also easy to double.

This […]

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Grilled Eggplant Salad

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I made this salad with some fresh eggplant from the CSA. It isn’t the prettiest salad to look at, but boy is it delicious. I love the combination of flavors. It’s a perfect summertime salad because it’s delicious, fresh and very easy to make.

Instead of brushing the vegetables with […]

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Alsatian Pizza

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Occasionally on Fridays we have ‘Make Your Own Pizza Night’.   The boys love it.    I either make the pizza dough, or I buy it at Trader Joe’s.   Their pizza dough is actually delicious.    Each of my four boys gets to make his own pizza.  I divide a pound of dough into four pieces, I roll […]

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Quick Chickpea Curry

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This is a really delicious recipe and it has become part of our regular dinner rotation.  My husband and I both really love it.   I love the fact that it’s really easy to make and that I almost always have all of the ingredients on hand.  Most of the cooking is […]

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Roasted Vegetable Frittata

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This is a perfect, quick, meatless  weeknight dinner.    I think this is truly the best frittata I have ever tried.  The flavors of the roasted vegetables really pop in your mouth.   The roasting process also makes them almost a bit sweet.   I made this on Friday night and I’m going to make another one this […]

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Individual Beef Wellingtons with Mushroom, Spinach and Blue Cheese Filling

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This was the pièce de résistance of my Christmas Eve menu. I made 12 of these and it took over 5 hours to assemble them and that was with help from my dear friend Paul who happened to drop by on the day before Christmas Eve. He was immediately pressed into […]

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