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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Broccoli, Cheddar and Wild Rice Casserole

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This winter we’re having in New York is seemingly endless. We’re approaching the end of March, and we’re expecting snow tonight. It’s crazy.

There are many nice things about cold weather, but one of my favorites is a nice, hearty, warm casserole. I made this a couple of days ago when it was quite cold outside. […]

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Risotto Stuffed Tomatoes

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This has become a weekly staple in our house since tomato season began in August. This makes a great side-dish, and can also stand on its own as a vegetarian main course. I love to eat one for lunch as a left-over. It’s just the right size to be filling enough, but not too much.

You […]

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Purslane with Rice

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Here’s another purslane recipe. Purslane was offered for a couple of weeks at my CSA. If you don’t have access to it at your local farmer’s market, you might have some growing in your backyard.  You might have been pulling it up as a weed.   Click here to see what it looks like.

I thought […]

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Easy Black Beans and Rice

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I have made this a number of times in the last couple of weeks. It’s a great side dish, and can also be served as a nice vegetarian entree. My husband and I both loved it. The boys? Not so much. My goal is to get my self-proclaimed vegetarian son to like this. It would […]

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Chicken and Rice Stoup

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According to Rachel Ray, a stoup is a cross between a soup and a stew. I love hearty soups like this, and this one is delicious. The fresh herbs and the lemon zest add a nice punch of fresh flavor. I had been looking for a good chicken soup recipe, […]

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Tofu and Onions in Caramel Sauce

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Yesterday I made 60 cupcakes. The triplets turn 8 tomorrow and I had to bring cupcakes into school for the class celebrations. I made cupcakes in ice cream cones, frosted them and put M&Ms on top at the boys’ request. The kids inhaled them!

Since yesterday was Friday and […]

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Curried Rice and Quinoa Salad

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In my quest to put healthy food on the table, I decided to make this healthy entree salad for dinner tonight. It was published in the NY Times earlier this week. I succeeded in getting some healthy food to the table, but I didn’t succeed in getting the boys to try it. […]

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Lemon Risotto

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Our friends Bill and Dan stopped by for dinner recently and I didn’t have time to run to the store before they arrived, so I dug through the freezer and the cupboards to see what I could create without leaving the house.    I happened to have a pork tenderloin, which is incredibly versatile and easy […]

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Black Beans and Rice with Cheese

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Unfortunately, the picture doesn’t do this dish justice.  When you stir up the beans, the rice and the cheese and the cheese starts to melt into the dish, you end up with a wonderful meal.   It’s similar to a chili with less sauce, but no less delicious!

My niece Christina sent me this recipe the other […]

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