Monthly Archives: December 2012

Slow Food – Italian Pot Roast

What does Wikipedia say about the Slow Food movement? Here is a sample. “Slow Food began in Italy with the founding of its forerunner organization, Arcigola, in 1986 to resist the opening of a McDonald’s near the Spanish Steps in Rome. In 1989, the founding … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

Looking for a quick and delicious appetizer that tastes like summer even in December? Look no further than my Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade! All you need is a food processor (or blender in a pinch), some jars of roasted red … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

I wanted to take a minute out of the kitchen to wish you all a very Merry (and delicious) Christmas. The Dude and I are hosting some family and friends this year. Looking forward to a delicious prime rib, mashed … Continue reading

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Healthy Dinner in 30 Minutes

In just a few days we’ll be tying on the feedback bigtime for the holidays. Cookies, appetizers, rich dinners, egg nog, booze, the list goes on and on! In an effort to cut the caloric intake leading up to the … Continue reading

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It has been a difficult week for many reasons. If you’ve turned on the television or read the news anytime since Friday morning, then you are all too aware of the horrific massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. This senseless act has … Continue reading

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Fish and Chips

Two posts in one day! What’s up with that? I’ll tell you what’s up with that – we bought a deep fryer. The challenge now is not to use it every day. Good Lord! If we did we’d need to … Continue reading

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Almond Stars

How many days and ways can I tell you how much I love Christmas baking? Not only do I love the way the kitchen smells, but I love giving my baking efforts to friends and family for Christmas. As a … Continue reading

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