Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Best Fish I Have Ever Made (and Perhaps Ever Tasted!)

I have never cooked much fish, mainly because most preparations seem to lack the “oomph!” fish’s inherent blandness begs for. I won’t go so far as to say that fish is (ahem) mean-spirited, like chicken; it does not appear to … Continue reading

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Pasta Sauces alla Marvelous Marcella

There are a number of pasta sauces that I enjoy greatly and make on a fairly regular basis, but the following two I can actually say I crave. I will wake up one day and know that by the end … Continue reading

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Wonderful Breakfasts Front and Center. (Right Where They Belong.)

I have always loved breakfast. For me, an important part of lingering happily over an obscenely strong, rather large (at least for one) pot of coffee in the morning is the pleasure of planning with what wonderful treat I shall … Continue reading

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Three Homey, Delicious, Ridiculously Easy Fall Desserts

There’s something about fall that tends to tempt even the most devoted freezer case shopper back to the kitchen. As furnaces crank up to a pre-season hum and firewood finds its way back into neat hearthside stacks, we are beckoned … Continue reading

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Everything’s Comin’ up Orange.

OK, so I forgot to mention that I have more than one obsession. Shoot me. In addition to my love of butterscotch (and, if I think about it, probably ahead of it), I love all things citrus. So, as with … Continue reading

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The Game’s on, Gals, Let’s Eat!

The men are hunkered forward, elbows on knees, eyes narrowed, the pupils offering but tiny pinpricks of awareness. The room is musty with testosterone. In deep communion with their troglodyte ancestors they sit rapt, caught in the thrall of vicarious … Continue reading

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Two Chicken Recipes Worth Clucking About

 I’m a person who, regardless of the renown of the restaurant, will never order chicken “out”. I’ve never found chicken be one of those glorious protein providers like beef, or pork, which seem graciously to bring something to the party … Continue reading

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A Trio of Exceptional Salads

I guess I should start today’s post with a confession: I’ve never been much of a fan of “salads”. I think it’s because so seldom is the whole greater than the sum of its parts. Either the ingredients just don’t … Continue reading

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For Love of Butterscotch

Call it nostalgia, call it obsession, but I cannot for the life of me pass by any recipe promising a new (and of course potentially addictive) recipe for anything featuring butterscotch. And so, I offer you three of my favorites … Continue reading

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Welcome to New England!

Most of you who live in other parts of the country probably know that New England is the home of Boston Baked Beans (it’s not called “Beantown” for nothing, after all), Boston Brown Bread (you know, the stuff that comes … Continue reading

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