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Recipe: Risotto Resztki (Leftovers)

Risotto is an Italian rice dish, but I’m an American of proud Polish background. What I create will no doubt cause a true Italian, and probably a Pole from the Old Country, to cringe, but oh well. If I stuck … Continue reading

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Recipes: Pumpkin Pancakes and Pumpkin Ice Cream

With Thanksgiving kicking off the holiday season this week, it’s a given that this week’s recipe will involve pumpkin. Lucky you — I originally was going to give you just one recipe — that for Pumpkin Pancakes — but as … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sweet Italian CARROTS!

I have never been a fan of cooked carrots: they’re mushy, tasteless, innocuous, congealing and unappealing. That being said, today’s recipe for cooked carrots — Sweet Italian CARROTS! — is worth writing in all capital letters and tacking an exclamation … Continue reading

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Recipe: Kale That’s Worth Eating

I chatted with a man the other day who announced that he had made kale a part of his life: “I throw it in the juicer with celery and carrots and cabbage and drink it for breakfast every morning.” Blech. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Simple Breaded Chicken

In our house, boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts are fast food, because they take 20-30 minutes to cook. I know. Chicken is mass produced and not under the best conditions, but I close my eyes and buy as natural … Continue reading

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Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes

The other day I was standing in the kitchen, staring at the counters, wondering what I could possibly put together to eat for dinner that night. Sound familiar? Fortunately, my eye alighted on a basket of potatoes gathered from our … Continue reading

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Muffins

I love muffins. They’re fast, easy, inexpensive, and easily adaptable to any meal. If you’re facing the dinner hour and find yourself staring at the kitchen cupboards, mind totally blank, then why not make muffins, brew a pot of tea, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sexy, Brooding, Dark Chocolate Muffins

Let’s face it: food is sensual, and lest you think that the kids can’t read this column, get a grip on the word “sensual” — we’re talking about appealing to our senses of taste, sight, smell, touch, and hearing. Sexy, Brooding, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Creamy, Dreamy Corn Chowder

It’s soup season! Finally, after a summer of sweltering our way through quick stir-fries that don’t heat up the kitchen, I find myself reaching for my sweater and the soup bowls, and Creamy, Dreamy Corn Chowder is a fast, easy, inexpensive dinner … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mexi-Thai Fusion Delusion

Cross-cultural food marriages add spice — literally — to life, and this fusion of Mexican food with Thai stir fry is a fun and exciting taste sensation. Anytime you get away from the old pot roast/mashed potatoes/sad boiled vegetables fare … Continue reading

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