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Month: February 2009

Broccoli Soup

A few weeks ago we visited my cousin who lives out of state.  During our stay she made a pot of delicious broccoli soup.  Since then, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it!  Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables.  It packs so many […]

Pasta Fagioli

I have never really had any good ideas about what to do with all of the bits of different types of macaroni in boxes and in jars that I have hanging around in my cupboards.  There is never really an ideal occasion to use two handfuls […]

Thai Chicken and Basil

I always talk about how much I prefer quick, fresh home cooked meals to takeout and this recipe here really reinforces that!  Throw this chicken in a box with a wire handle and you will swear it comes from the freshest most delicious Thai takeout restaurant that ever existed.    […]

Thai Lettuce Wraps

 This is a perfect “make Sunday and serve Monday and Tuesday” meal!  The flavors deepen as the turkey marinates so a couple of days in the fridge actually boosts the flavor.  The textures of the meat, vegetables, and nuts make these wraps satisfying to the […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes

 HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! I have only made a red velvet cake once before.  It was Paula Deen’s red velvet cake recipe (it was before my blogging days) and though it looked impressive and the frosting was delicious, the cake was just…red.  I don’t remember much flavor.    These […]

Parmesan, Pine Nut, Panko and Parsley Baked White Fish

Let me first start by saying that it sends me bonkers when my photos of food turn out crumby!  Here is one of those instances where we were so hungry!  I made a quick attempt to make this pretty but then everything started to get […]

Raspberry Chocolate Tart with Biscotti Crust

This tart is rich, creamy, and delicious!  The biscotti is a nice surprise and it adds some dimension to the dessert.  The filling is so creamy!  And making it is shockingly straightforward.  The only thing I would do differently is I would be more careful […]

Greek Layer Dip with Pita Chips

Super bowl XLIII was a difficult one for fans of the beloved Patriots.  (Are you sure they didn’t make the playoffs!?!)  Most of us were apathetic only caring about the score of the game in relation to the squares we chose in the football pool.  But moping wouldn’t bring Cassel […]

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