Monthly Archives: January 2012

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Every year, for my birthday, my mother cooks me dinner.  She has made me the same dinner, every year, since I was about eight years old.  Spaghetti and meatballs.  It’s my favorite thing that she makes. I had fresh oregano … Continue reading

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Roasted Flank Steak with Olive Oil Herb Rub

My husband Stephen refers to this recipe as “you know, that one you make where you burned the hell out of your hand that time.”  Such infamy for such an elegant and easy dish.  It’s true, though; I totally burned … Continue reading

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Lemon-Thyme Chicken with Parmesan Zucchini

We eat a lot of chicken.  There are only so many ways to cook it before you’re completely bored.  In the summer, we grill.  In the winter, we bake.  There are a hundred ways to vary this marinade, but the … Continue reading

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Smoky Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

This is one of Rachael Ray’s 30 minute meals.  It took me an hour and a half.  Seriously, has anyone ever in the history of time made one of her thirty minute meals in thirty minutes? This is one of … Continue reading

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Pasta with Creamy Sauce

Today was one of those days where nothing bad happened, but it was just an annoying, blah, crappy day.  It was a cloudy, gray, yucky day outside, too.  Days like today are made for comfort food. This is a fast … Continue reading

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Chicken Creole Soup

Today is very much a soup day.  It’s once again freezing outside.  Something warm and a little spicy sounded perfect. My mom (or my sister, can’t remember) gave me one of those supermarket checkout books from Betty Crocker that’s about … Continue reading

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Beef and Tomato Stew

It’s literally 5 degrees outside today here in Massachusetts.  FIVE.  That doesn’t even factor in the wind chill.  I knew it was going to be, in the words of my son, chilly out today, but I had no idea it … Continue reading

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Butterscotch Blondies

Growing up in my house there were two kinds of dessert (mostly): chocolate and pie.  If it could be both, that was even more awesome.  Anything else was pretty much unthinkable, per my dad.  Which is why I think he … Continue reading

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Garlic Parmesan Oven Fries (+ a bonus veggie)

Apparently, the Today Show does some sort of Home Chef competition.  I’m usually on my way to work before the Today Show even starts, so I’m not sure what this contest was.  I saw this recipe on the website and … Continue reading

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Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders

This is one of those made up recipes where I never measure anything.  So it comes out a little different each time I make it.  But I haven’t completely screwed it up yet with my not-measuring antics, so I’m pretty … Continue reading

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