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Leftover bits and pieces? Throw them in your chicken breast and bake at 350F

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 13, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Uncategorized

Clearing out the freezer today to make room for holiday hugeness. Stuffing Costco Organic Chicken Breasts with leftover bits and pieces here and there. May do a few different ones. Right now: Farmer’s Market brie/blue combo (The Cheese People), sun dried tomatoes, and wrapping in Jake’s Country Meats free range... more

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Monday Menus November 3, 2014

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 3, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Monday Menus, Uncategorized

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Monday Menus November 3, 2014 MONDAY: NO BOIL OVEN BAKED PASTA. Recipe: Preheat oven to 375F.  In a 9×13 baking dish, pour one box DeCecco rigatoni, DRY, into the dish.  (YES! UNCOOKED AND DRY!) Add 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 tsp salt, stir to combine. In a blender, one can... more

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A Dull Knife is a Dangerous Knife

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 26, 2014 | Category: Bite Sized Blog, Uncategorized

Sharpen your knives!!! Never underestimate the importance of sharp knives. More people get injured from dull knives slipping and causing harm than really sharp knives!! Renata more

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“Bread is in my DNA” by guest writer Carol Pavlik

By: | 2 Comments | On: October 9, 2014 | Category: Family Preserves, Uncategorized

Carol Pavlik bakes her grandmother's bread to draw on treasured memories from the family table.

by guest writer Carol Pavlik Bread is in my DNA. Some of my earliest memories in the kitchen with my mom are of kneading dough, checking on loaves left to rise in the oven. My grandma baked her own bread, as did her mother and grandmother before her.Have you ever walked into... more

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Enzo’s Roast Sausage and Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 8, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

This is the very first thing I ever cooked my husband, Peter, once we were living together in Chicago.    more

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Rosh Hashanah and Savoring Sweet Traditions

By: | 0 Comments | On: September 25, 2014 | Category: Family Preserves, Uncategorized

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Rosh Hashanah Matzoh Balls, Brisket, and Sweet Honey Wishes “I don’t engage with Facebook and all of that,” my best friend’s father, Jerry, told me over a glass of wine while the Rosh Hashanah brisket cooked in the oven. “I understand that,” I replied, thinking of my own father, and... more

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