Category Archives: cooking

Master Manipulator

I’ve mentioned before that I shamelessly used cooking to lure an unwitting D into becoming my husband.  I won’t deny it: Look at my success rate!  It was only recently that I realized that I’ve been using it to lure the girls into … Continue reading

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Veggie Monday: Broiled Veggie Wraps

I first made these last week, and my non-vegetarian hubby asked for them again this week, so that’s always a good sign.  They’re also super-fast and super-easy, which is always appreciated on a week night. So put down the take … Continue reading

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Linky Linky

This week’s favorite things: Chipotle Bean Burritos:  I went vegetarian at home this past fall (I’ll still eat meat occasionally when I go out to eat. I think this makes me “flexitarian”) and have been struggling to find easy weeknight … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Risotto with Chicken and Pancetta

Several years ago, on a date night with D, I ate the butternut squash risotto from Brio on the Plaza and vowed to learn how to make it at home. I think I have gotten pretty close, although that might … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Risotto with Chicken and Pancetta

Several years ago, on a date night with D, I ate the butternut squash risotto from Brio on the Plaza and vowed to learn how to make it at home. I think I have gotten pretty close, although that might … Continue reading

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Sir Links-A-Lot

Besides the Peanut’s giggle, which became convincing only this evening, here is what I’m loving this week: The Star Wars Trilogy in Paper It’s a broad statement, but I find I am always drawn to anything involving paper. It probably comes from … Continue reading

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twenty-one

One of my New Years Resolutions is to learn how to make cinnamon rolls.  And it can’t be just any cinnamon roll:  it has to be a Paradise Cinnamon Roll. Oh, oh God.  Paradise Cinnamon Rolls.  Oh.  Oh, nom.  I’m having … Continue reading

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ten

We finally used up the last of the zucchini: This recipe has been a favorite of mine this summer and fall, mainly because it has been great for using up all of the vegetables from the garden.  It’s different every time.  … Continue reading

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Something needs to be done about the tomato problem around here: Don’t mind the dirt; it washes off.  My first attempt at a vegetable garden has been, perhaps, a little too successful.  Learning how to can may be an advisable … Continue reading

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