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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Classic Potato Salad with Peas

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If you’re looking for a classic potato salad recipe made with both mayonnaise and eggs, this is the recipe for you. I have a number of different potato salad recipes on this site, but this is definitely one of my favorites. I love the eggs and the peas in it and the dressing is really [...]

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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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Fresh Carrot Risotto

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Made this the other night for dinner. Although it takes 20+ minutes of standing at the stove and stirring, I thought it was well worth it. The risotto was delicious. Incredibly filling too.

Risotto is an Italian dish that’s usually served as a first course. It’s never a quick dish to make, as you have to [...]

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Couscous with Peas and Mint

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We had some friends over for dinner last month and I was looking for a quick but tasty side dish. I received Barefoot Contessa Foolproof  by Ina Garten for Christmas from my parents, so I flipped through it and came across this recipe. It was perfect and truly foolproof. I have great luck with Ina [...]

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Frittata with Red Peppers and Peas

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I really enjoy omelets for breakfast and every now and then I love a frittata for dinner. I found this recipe in the NY Times and just happened to have a small container of sweet peppers from the farmer’s market that I needed to use. I loved all of the vegetables in this frittata. I [...]

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Ultimate Shepherd's Pie

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The weather has been a little wacky in NYC this month. We had some unseasonably warm weather in March. Unfortunately that didn’t continue in April, which has been quite cold. After March, I thought I’d be able to put our winter clothes away. No such luck. Anyway, I mention the weather because I made this [...]

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Chicken and Dumplings

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I’ve made this recipe a couple of times now. Filling and delicious, it’s pure comfort food that’s great to serve on a chilly evening. We’re finally having some chilly nights here in NYC. We’ve had quite a mild winter so far.

This is a great weeknight meal, although it takes a little bit of time to [...]

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Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie

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I haven’t posted in a while because we got busy with Halloween. Halloween is my husband’s favorite holiday and he created an excellent haunted house in our apartment that we showcased at a Halloween party that we threw for the boys. It was lots of fun but took [...]

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Pea Pesto Crostini

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I was looking for something to serve to our weekend guests prior to dinner and this was just the ticket.    It’s called pea pesto, but it’s much thicker than any pesto I’ve ever tried, but it was perfect for spreading on crostini.    I could have made these my entire dinner – they were really tasty, [...]

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