Monthly Archives: February 2012

Lasagna Rolls

The lazy person’s version of lasagna is much easier to assemble and cooks faster.  The basic principles are the same: noodles, sauce, ricotta, parmesan cheese, mozzarella.  I sneak spinach into this version so that I can at least pretend my family … Continue reading

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Onion Soup

Honestly, I totally forgot Lent started this week.  My sister called me on Wednesday, when I totally planned to have leftover chicken paprikash, to remind me it was Ash Wednesday.  We did a whole routine of, “Really?  Sh*t.  I totally … Continue reading

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Chicken Paprikash

My maternal grandmother died before I was born.  From all accounts, she was a pretty interesting person.  She was from a very upper class Hungarian family, studying in the US before WWII when she met my Italian-American grandfather.  They got … Continue reading

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Taco Salad

When I was pregnant with my son, my food aversions were awful.  The sight, smell, and taste of things I ate every day made me so sick.  Which meant just looking at chicken and salmon totally made me want to … Continue reading

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Beef Stew

It’s freezing today.  Stephen’s weather app says it’s 14 degrees, but feels like 3.  Something thick, hearty, and comforting is definitely in order. Thomas had a playdate today with two of his friends from daycare.  I’m always wiped after those … Continue reading

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Dolly Chicken with Risotto and Glazed Carrots

My great-aunt is a fabulous cook.  For some reason, everything she makes tastes better.  We used to visit her for a week every summer when I was growing up.  This is one of the dinners she used to make us.  We … Continue reading

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Banana Bread

My mother-in-law makes banana bread for Thomas whenever she gets a chance.  He would eat the whole loaf if he had a chance to, but he’d probably have to wrestle Stephen for it.  Between the two of them, they can … Continue reading

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Parmesan Chicken Tenders

This is a simple, easy meal that takes very little time to prepare.  Prep time is two minutes (five if you’re like me and cut your own chicken tenders) and cooking time is no more than twenty minutes. I made … Continue reading

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Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs

The first time I made this, it was not a raging success.  I don’t know if it was because the stove in my apartment was a piece of crap (it was) or if it was because I cooked them on … Continue reading

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Chicken Chili

This is, hands down, my husband’s favorite meal.  Stephen would eat this every weekend if I felt like making it every weekend.  It’s a Cooking Light recipe.  I’ve made it so many times I don’t even have to look at … Continue reading

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