Monthly Archives: March 2012


Have you ever had Pastitsio? Have you ever heard of it? According to Wikipedia, it is “a Greek and Mediterranean baked pasta dish including ground beef and béchamel sauce in its best-known form.” I LOVE béchamel sauce, so I thought I … Continue reading

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Asparagus & Cheese Tart

I have a love/hate relationship with puff pastry. I love to eat it, but I hate trying to bake with it. I either don’t thaw it out enough and it’s too stiff to roll out, and I thaw it out … Continue reading

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Italian “Chicken” Soup

Man, have I been on a “chicken” kick lately, or what?! I should buy stock in Morningstar Farms! I didn’t plan on making this soup for dinner last night (so soon after “chicken” noodle soup and “chicken” salad), but Toby … Continue reading

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“Chicken” Salad

I made some “chicken” salad the other night, and I had to improvise a little. I had bought 1 bag of Morningstar Farms Chik’n Strips to use, and once I had cooked it and shredded it, there just wasn’t enough … Continue reading

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21st-Century Mac ‘n’ Cheese

I used to get emails weekly or so from public radio’s (The Splendid Table) Lynne Rossetto Kasper, each with a yummy-sounding recipe. I saved a few of them to try, and this is one of them. This came together in … Continue reading

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Perfect French Fries

I had a craving for faux-crab cakes, and I knew I needed some kind of potato to go with them. I found this recipe for Perfect French Fries, and yes, they just about are! This is a simple recipe, although … Continue reading

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“Chicken” Noodle Soup

We all have a little cold here, so I decided to make some “Chicken” noodle soup. I read some recipes online and decided to just wing it. Here’s the recipe I came up with, and I think it turned out … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with Ricotta and Fresh Tomato Sauce

I changed the name of this recipe. In the cookbook, it’s actually called “Cavatelli with Ricotta and Fresh Tomato Sauce”, but it says if you can’t find cavatelli (and I couldn’t), use gnocchi. So that’s what I did. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Baked Feta

This recipe is so versatile. You can really throw just about anything in with the feta and it will be good. I made three little squares of aluminum foil for each of us. I gave Toby and myself larger blocks … Continue reading

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Tomato-Basil Soup

This soup was on the same page in the magazine as this sandwich, so I served them together. To be honest with you (that’s one of my least-favorite phrases, by the way), neither of these recipes was anything special. The … Continue reading

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