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Beef Tortilla Soup

In Beef, Main Dish, Soups On April 29, 2012 9 Comments

I have seen plenty of recipes for chicken tortilla soup and seen it on plenty of restaurant menus, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen beef tortilla soup…. Read More »

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Grilled Romaine with Fig Vinaigrette

In Appetizer, Salad On April 24, 2012 17 Comments

I know….this sounds like a crazy idea, but let me tell you, it’s amazing!  I first discovered a grilled romaine salad a while back at a restaurant.  It… Read More »

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Crab Mac and Cheese

In Casserole, Main Dish, Pasta, Seafood On April 23, 2012 18 Comments

Crab. Cheese. Pasta. Panko breadcrumbs.  Do I need to say anything more than that?  OK….when you combine all of that along with a few other ingredients and bake… Read More »

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A Lighter Chicken Tikka Masala

In Chicken, Main Dish On April 19, 2012 8 Comments

We have an Indian restaurant near us that we like to go to.  It’s a fairly unassuming place in a strip mall, in fact it was there for… Read More »

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Creme de menthe Cake, Just Like Grandma Made

In Cakes, Desserts On April 17, 2012 10 Comments

April is the big month of birthdays in my family.  We’ve got, Steve, Kelly, our niece, my Mother and my Father-in-law, so we seem to have an endless… Read More »

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Mushroom and Spinach Risotto with Truffle Oil

In Main Dish, Rice On April 16, 2012 14 Comments

If you have been following this blog for a while, you may have figured out that I have a bit of an obsession with truffle oil.  If I’m… Read More »

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Make Your Own Beef Stock

In Soups On April 13, 2012 9 Comments

Making stock from scratch is something that I’ve been doing for a while.  It’s not as hard as you might think and the flavor is so much better… Read More »

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Rustic Raspberry Galette

In Desserts, pie On April 12, 2012 15 Comments

Pie crust has been my nemesis for quite some time now.  I don’t know why I have so much trouble with it.  I consider myself to be fairly… Read More »

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Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

In Beef, Main Dish, Pasta, Sauce On April 10, 2012 11 Comments

Usually when I make red sauce I make a quick marinara sauce with crushed tomatoes.  It’s a delicious sauce and my family loves it, but yesterday I decided… Read More »

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Rosemary Scented Roasted Vegetables

In Side dish, Vegetable On April 9, 2012 13 Comments

On Easter Sunday, I was in charge of bringing a vegetable to my in-laws for dinner.  I contemplated several options, but in the end I went with my… Read More »

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