Monthly Archives: March 2011

Cacio e pepe – Spaghetti with cheese and pepper

When I was little, I didn’t like spaghetti sauce. I’m not sure why. I do know I hated (and still am not a fan of) large chunks of tomato in my sauce, but for quite a while I wouldn’t do … Continue reading

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Garlicky parmesan broccoli

I’ve been baking a lot of sugary, chocolatey, marshmallowy things lately. So I figured we could all use something that is green naturally. I feel like this has a lot of ingredients for a side dish, but most of them … Continue reading

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Size does matter

Well, this is potentially problematic. The New York Times reported today that many packaged food have been downsized — but no one told the consumers. Now, I get that food costs are increasing and manufacturers are either going to have … Continue reading

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Devil dogs

Depending on where you grew up, devil dogs may be a kind of hot dog, a kind of snack cake (akin to a Twinkie or Ding Dong) or a Marine. I’m in the latter camp — which is why I … Continue reading

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Lemon ricotta pancakes

Yes, we are apparently on a pancake kick around here. Don’t judge. And actually, I made these partly because I had a lot of ricotta cheese in the fridge that I didn’t want to go bad. But I do think … Continue reading

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Guinness chocolate cake

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You all know Guinness is good for you, right? Well, Guinness chocolate cake is even better. I tried to drink the leftover beer… that didn’t work out. Maybe I should have let it come to room … Continue reading

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Brown soda bread

I have a confession to make: When I went to Dublin (in 2000), I ate at Planet Hollywood. Yeah, I know. The first day I was there, I went on a tour of the countryside and ate at a little … Continue reading

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