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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Farmer's Market Quesadillas

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Guest Blog Post (by Kathleen,one of my best friends from MIT)
Title: A Weekend in Shelter Island OR an Insider’s Guide to a StylishCuisine Dinner Party

I just finished a rather last-minute, hastily-arranged visit to my friend, Diane’s house on Shelter Island. After surviving 6 ferry-rides, 3 dead deer on the side of the road, […]

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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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Crisp Flatbread with Honey, Thyme and Sea Salt

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Found another great recipe on smittenkitchen.com. I know that I’ve said this before, but Smitten Kitchen is a great blog if you’re not familiar with it.

Made a batch of these for our friends from Atlanta and they were a big hit. The kids really enjoyed them as well. […]

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Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad

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I’m not a huge arugula fan, but this salad is delicious. I never would have made it if my husband’s Aunt Sylvia hadn’t requested it and I’m so glad that she did. I have made it several times now. This salad has such an interesting combination of flavors […]

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Lamb's Quarters Quiche

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I love picking up my weekly vegetables from the CSA.   We were recently given Lamb’s Quarters.   I had never heard of them before so I had to look them up.   I thought they were weeds, and actually some people still consider them weeds, but they’re quite delicious when baked into a quiche.    I bet […]

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Vegetable Parmigiana

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I love finding delicious vegetarian meals. The more I read, the more that I think my sons’ diets of fruit and nuts aren’t so bad after all. I’m always trying to get them to take a bite of chicken or beef, but two of the four patently refuse. If I […]

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Homemade Cheez-It Crackers

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These crackers taste just like Cheez-Its, but they’re healthier because they don’t have any junky stabilizers/preservatives in them. My boys inhaled the whole batch last night – including the one that swears he doesn’t like cheese. These are a great snack – full of flavor and easy to make. […]

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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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