Category Archives: Food

Lemon Sour Cream Pie

This is the pie that I served with Easter dinner – light, lemony, creamy – perfect! 

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Ham & Cheese

I can’t pinpoint how this came about – I think it may have been an article about a dad who lovingly drew a cartoon on his kindergartener’s sandwich bag every day. Never one to be outdone, Joe grabbed a Sharpie … Continue reading

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Reading Terminal Market

My fascination with hand painted and old neon signs brought to mind this photo I took of the Reading Terminal Market sign a few years back. 

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Polenta Fries

I made polenta fries last night, because sometimes you have to shake things up on a Sunday. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and they’re easier to make than french fries. This is a speedy way to make polenta, … Continue reading

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Neon Beef

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Dawn of the Bread

When there are no more carbs left in your diet, the Bread shall walk the Earth!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Knowing that a lot of you are going to be on the road visiting relatives, we figured we’d wish you a Happy Thanksgiving before you motored off! (And P.S. – Do be careful at the Black Friday Sales.)

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Frog Memories

Monday afternoon I got word that my friend Eunice lost her battle with cancer. It got me thinking about how certain events and people in your life – like a post-college restaurant job I had when I was twenty one could … Continue reading

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The Great Ravioli Experiment

I’ve wanted to try my hand at making ravioli for some time now. In the past I’ve experimented making pasta with my new-to-me pasta maker. My fettucini and lasagna were successful, so it was time to move up the pasta chain.

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Asparagus Pesto Pizza

I’m having a hard time keeping up with the basil in my backyard – it’s growing like crazy! I decided to use some to make asparagus pesto pizza for dinner last night. This pesto is versatile – it’s good spread … Continue reading

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Mexican Pizza

I first had this pizza in a small restaurant in Connecticut and loved it! I recreated it at home substituting sharp cheddar cheese for the mozzarella the restaurant used. It’s a quick, throw together dinner, and has become part of … Continue reading

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Fruits & Produce

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Cherries!

Summer, hate the heat, love the fruit! I got these cherries yesterday morning at Gargano’s Fruit & Produce on 9th and Carpenter in Philadelphia’s Italian Market – they’re HUGE and sweet, and juicy. Since it’s too hot to turn on … Continue reading

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Peach Blueberry Pie

Pie has been defined as a circular pastry usually filled with fruit or blackbirds. It may be used as a weapon when thrown, and is better than cake. And as I’ve pleasantly discovered this weekend – it’s also a big … Continue reading

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