Monthly Archives: August 2010

Garlic & Oil Spaghetti with Kale

Again, I started out following someone’s recipe and then I make so many changes, I just make it my own. 🙂 Toby didn’t love this one so much. He said it was too dry and the kale was bitter. I … Continue reading

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Poppy Seed “Chicken”

Paula Deen. I love you- you are funny and I love to watch you cook, but you know what? None of your dishes ever turn out for me! Why is that?? Take this recipe, for instance. I thought I could … Continue reading

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Broccoli Bisque

I started following a recipe for Broccoli Bisque that I found in an old cookbook, and I changed something here, and then I changed something there, and pretty soon this soup became my own recipe! I got to use my … Continue reading

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Cheese Tortellini with Asparagus and Olives

This recipe seems so simple, but boy, does it deliver on flavor. I sound like Guy Fieri. This is something you can throw together when you don’t have a lot of time to cook. I was worried that it was … Continue reading

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Bay-Rosemary Potato Gratin

This dish was really good, and compared to other potato gratins I have made, it didn’t seem as time-consuming. And it made the whole house smell good! And I also got to use some fresh rosemary from my front porch. … Continue reading

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Portobello Mushroom Burger

My favorite local grocery store, Wegmans, has a magazine they sell (and sometimes give out for free!) that features recipes with stuff you can very handily (is that a word?) buy at their stores. This is one of those recipes. … Continue reading

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Tomato Minestrone Soup with Garlic Bread Croutons

Let me start out by saying that Minestrone is not my first choice for soup. Or my second. Or even my third. I was a little reluctant to try this soup but I know Toby likes Minestrone, so…This soup has … Continue reading

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Mexican Black Bean Lasagna

I make a dish similar to this, except it uses flour tortillas instead of corn, and it doesn’t use ricotta cheese or sour cream. This was good (although not as good as the other dish). It was very easy to … Continue reading

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Corn with Lime-Sage Butter

On Wednesday nights I like to grill something outside, since Toby works from home and can get the grill going and stuff ahead of time. So for part of last night’s dinner I planned to grill some corn on the … Continue reading

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The Bidens’ Pasta Caprese

I like Joe Biden, and I like his pasta. 😉 I try and do one pasta dish a week, and this one sounded light and summery. And it is! I didn’t think the tomato marinade would be enough of a … Continue reading

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