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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Orzo with Sausage, Peppers and Tomatoes

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We’re on Shelter Island for Memorial Day weekend, our first weekend out here for the season, and the kitchen is not yet geared up for the summer, nor is the barbecue. I’m always afraid to take the cover off the barbecue at the beginning of the season because we often find a wasps’ […]

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Mac and Cheese

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My parents gave me Barefoot Contessa Family Style for Christmas.   I LOVE new cookbooks and tried this recipe from it the weekend after Christmas.  I’ve tried several different recipes for macaroni and cheese and I’ve never found one that I really love, until now.   I’d make this over and over again.   The tomatoes on the […]

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Cold Noodles with Sesame Sauce

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Sorry I haven’t written in a little while. I’m just getting into my fall routine. We came back from Shelter Island and the boys started school the next day, which was an adjustment for all of us. I’m also PTA co-president, which is a bit of work. Once I’ve […]

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Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

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Last Sunday, my brother participated in the New York City Triathlon. It was an amazing event to watch. His swim leg began at 6:08am and he had his fastest swim time ever because of the current in the Hudson River. Thank goodness the swim was fast because the river […]

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Fusilli and Chicken with Finger-Licking Peanut Sauce

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We have two of my husband’s friends from college and their three boys visiting from Atlanta for a week. We’re having a lot of fun. The other day we went downtown to the Statue of Liberty, then walked around Ellis Island and finally walked to the World Trade Center site. […]

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