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An Easy Meal for Hot Days

An Easy Meal for Hot Days I love the summer evenings where you can sit outside, well into the night, without a sweater. Too often it gets chilly once the sun goes down, so when it stays hot all night, I want to take advantage of it. I recently met up with my friend...

Warm up with Chicken Pot Pie

Warm up with Chicken Pot Pie Baby it’s cold outside! After a day of skiing, shoveling or skating, I can think of nothing better than warming up with a dish of comforting chicken pot pie. OK, so I don’t ski, shovel or skate much, or perhaps at all these days (but...
 

Spice it up with Indian Food

Spice it up with Indian Food I’ve had serious cravings for Indian food lately. There’s just something about the cold weather that makes me want to get into the kitchen and cook plenty of belly-warming, richly-spiced dishes. I recently spent an entire Sunday...

Brussel Sprouts for the Holidays

Brussel Sprouts for the Holidays Tis the season for potlucks, parties and paunches. I’m kidding about the paunches but seriously, if a girl isn’t careful… Which brings me to my point: as much as I love cheese, chocolate and cheese (I love cheese so much that...
 

Grilling the Perfect Steak

Grilling the Perfect Steak It’s my husband’s birthday this month. I welcome the opportunity to spoil him because it’s not often that he allows me to do this. Every year I offer him options on what he would like for his birthday meal — this is the...

Dreaming of Spending Holidays in Italy

Dreaming of Spending Holidays in Italy Winter in Italy. That simple three-word phrase sounds just divine. I wish I could say that I was about to fly off to Europe for an extended winter holiday but sadly, this is not so. However, I can at least try to pretend that I’m in...

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