Tag Archives: Tomatoes

Chili Mac and Cheese II (or No Pre-Cook Mac & Cheese)

A while ago, I posted a recipe for chili mac and cheese.  Recently, I was deciding what to cook for Rose Friday, our mommy and me’s weekly get together, and I came across a recipe for mac and cheese that … Continue reading

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Tomato Basil Salad

For my first Mother’s Day, my mom and dad bought me an Alice Waters’ cookbook – The Art of Simple Food.  I’ve been reading it to learn new techniques, and picked up a few tips:  (1) cook with what is … Continue reading

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Perfect Homemade Pizza

I have always been a little afraid of making homemade pizza – I have an aversion to undercooked dough, and couldn’t stand the disappointment of spending time making my own dough, topping it and baking it only to come out … Continue reading

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Jewish Brisket (Grandma Gloria’s recipe)

With the Jewish holidays recently passed, and the baby in my belly asking me to eat a little more beef than usual, I felt like whipping up a brisket.  Grandma sent me this recipe while I was in college and … Continue reading

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Vodka Sauce

Perusing Pinterest, I came across a pretty tasty looking recipe for vodka sauce.  I’m not usually one to cook with cream, but the recipe writer said she wasn’t either.  It looked like a pretty simple recipe, not overly creamy, but … Continue reading

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Magic One-Pot Pasta

Thanks to our friends Kate and Kei, and everyone’s friend – Ms. Martha Steward – Patrick and I were lucky enough to enjoy a delicious new pasta dish.  And it’s magical because the pasta cooks in one pot, with the … Continue reading

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Ricotta and Beef Meatballs

This weekend I was perusing Food & Wine and came across a recipe for meatballs inspired by an amazing new Italian restaurant in Los Angeles called Bestia.  The recipe seemed pretty straightforward, and since Patrick loves meatballs, I thought it … Continue reading

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Butter Lettuce Salad with Creamy Tomato Vinaigrette

I subscribe to Food & Wine, and love their monthly salad article.  This month, they adapted a recipe from chef Tim Love at Queenie’s Steakhouse in Denton, Texas.  The dressing was so delicious, and while I changed the simple salad … Continue reading

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Black Bean Veggie Burgers

It was my first time cooking in our newly remodeled kitchen, and what better way to celebrate than a BBQ with Nicki and Matt.  Lamb burgers for the guys – black bean veggie burgers for the gals.  With a side … Continue reading

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Summer Lentil Succotash (and as a wrap!)

Following on my theme of making delicious foods with yummy, fresh in-summer produce, this recipe uses cherry tomatoes and corn to bring out the best of summer.  You can eat these lentils on their own, or as a wrap (that … Continue reading

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