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Pasta ‘Ncasciata

On a recent Today show episode (12/3/20), we saw Michael Gulotta, owner and chef at his restaurants MOPHO and MayPop in New Orleans, making a dish handed down from his Sicilian aunt. The dish is pasta ‘ncasciata, and the name … Continue reading

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Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers

Bulgur is the parboiled groats of wheat varieties, often durum wheat. Wheat has a hull surrounding the edible grain. Once the largely inedible hull is removed, the remaining grain is called groats. However, raw groats are quite difficult to chew, … Continue reading

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Chicken Vindaloo

Wikipedia says curry is a variety of dishes originating in the Indian subcontinent that use a complex combination of spices or herbs, usually including ground turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, and fresh or dried chilies. In southern India, where the word … Continue reading

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Bean Chili with Cinnamon and Bay

Culling and reorganizing our canned and packaged goods on hand was this past week’s major project. After completing this thankless task, we are fervent advocates for standardization of expiration dates on food labels. Too often, this information is surreptitiously relegated … Continue reading

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World’s Best Lasagna

Christmas lasagna may be a new tradition here. As we pointed out in a recent post, we decided to pay homage to the traditional Italian menu featuring first a pasta course, then a meat course. However, our all-American guests decided … Continue reading

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Sheet Pan Chicken

We have found sheet pan meals to be a disarming retort to the dreaded “What’s for dinner?” whine. This recipe also seems to bring summer to the table. We found this gem from Debbie Matenopoulos on the Hallmark’s Home & … Continue reading

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Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Hot Sauce Vinaigrette

Nothing says “Thanksgiving” less than a tossed salad, right? But not everything for the big Thursday dinner has to lean hard on the starch and sugar. We wanted something with a lighter flavor and heavier crunch to offset the turkey … Continue reading

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Pasta with Sweet Corn, Tomatoes and Basil

This is one of those recipes that stacks flavor or top of more flavor. The concept sounds simple, but here it’s the little things in each step that make the dish remarkable. Here it’s all about the corn. We owe … Continue reading

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Dill Pea and Cucumber Salad

We found this vegetable salad to complement the dishes we were already planning. We planned to use grape tomatoes in one of those dishes, so we wanted to use up the extras. This recipe was just what the doctor ordered, … Continue reading

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Ultimate Chicken Curry

This recipe came to us by a circuitous route. We saw it in the December 5, 2015, edition of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The newspaper’s food editor, Jess Fleming, published her version of this recipe, claiming that it the … Continue reading

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