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Chicken Noodle Soup

Now that winter is approaching, Sundays are generally soup and sandwich nights. It’s easy, it’s comfort food, and there’s enough leftover for lunches the next day. This is a very basic recipe for chicken soup – chicken, carrots and celery. … Continue reading

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Tomato Gravy with Onion & Butter

This recipe originated with Marcella Hazan, I’ve been reading about it on various food blogs for years. All you need are three ingredients, a can of San Marzano tomatoes, an onion, and butter to make an amazing gravy. Simmer time … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Puttanesca

This is the greatest pasta dish ever, because it’s made from ingredients you can stock in your pantry. I like to call it “Snowbound Spaghetti” – canned crushed tomatoes, olive oil, capers, olives, anchovies, garlic, a pound of spaghetti – … Continue reading

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A French Girl Makes Manicotti

A week before Christmas, our neighbor Arlene gifts us with these magnificent oblong pillows stuffed with cheese, and individually rolled up in wax paper. They’re stored in the freezer, along with a loaf of Sarcone’s bread – awaiting a night … Continue reading

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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi was on the menu for New Year’s Eve. It had been a busy day, and I wanted to make something that was special and out of the ordinary, but easy. This fit the bill. In the time it takes to cook … Continue reading

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Fettuccine with Spicy Calamari

This is what we had for dinner last night – it was Mother’s Day, and I was feeling peckish for calamari. Since it was my day, I indulged myself. It’s a fabulous, spicy dish that’s easy to make and can … Continue reading

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Rice Noodle Pilaf

I made this for dinner the other night. Before we dug in, I grabbed my camera and took a few photos, if only to prove that I do make other things besides pies. This pilaf is easy to make, pairs … Continue reading

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