Pasta e Ceci (Pasta with Chickpeas)

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We ate this last night for dinner. After all these years, do you think the boys shared it with us? Nope. Do you think the boys wanted to try it? Um, nope. Some things never change. I even made it vegetarian, so it would potentially appeal to my vegetarian son. No luck.

This dish was delicious […]

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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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Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

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If you like feta cheese, black olives, and like a really hearty pasta salad, this recipe is for you. I like all of the ingredients that went into it, and I found the salad to be delicious. It has a lot of flavor – more than your typical pasta salad. For dinner the other night, […]

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Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna

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My sister-in-law moved from Shelter Island to Chapel Hill, NC and we had a farewell dinner for her.   I wanted to make something in advance that I could throw into the oven when we saw her because I didn’t want to miss any conversation by standing in the kitchen cooking.   I usually make a lasagna […]

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Pasta and White Beans with Broccoli Pesto

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I found this recipe in my most recent issue of Everyday Cooking by Martha Stewart.    I was flipping through the magazine the other day looking for dinner inspiration, knowing that I had some tired broccoli sitting in the fridge.  I felt it was my lucky day when I came across this recipe.   I […]

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Baked Ziti with Tomato, Mozzarella and Sausage

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I always find big casseroles hard to photograph. I’m never sure if it’s best to photograph the whole casserole, or if it’s better to pile some up on a plate for a photo. This isn’t the best photo, but I was anxious to post this recipe because I think it’s so delicious. I don’t typically […]

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Sauteed Scallops with Chablis Cream Sauce

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We have this great farmers market diagonally across the street from our apartment twice a week and on Saturdays a fisherman from the Hamptons comes in with fresh seafood.    His scallops are incredible.   In my book, there’s nothing better than fresh scallops!   If you are buying your scallops in a fish market, make sure you […]

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Weeknight Bolognese

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I have been eating so many leftovers from Christmas Eve that I decided I wanted something else for dinner tonight. Something different but simple. My parents gave me How Easy Is That for Christmas. It’s Ina Garten’s latest cookbook. I love all of her recipes. I don’t think […]

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Pasta, Pesto and Peas

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This is a very nice pasta salad for the summer. During the summer, I love to make dishes that can be served cold.   Who wants to be slaving over the stove when it’s so hot outside?   I love this recipe because it comes together in no time, especially if you’re using pre-made pesto.

As […]

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