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Book-drawing Wednesday and Pasta Carbonara

   October 31, 2012 1:46 pm    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the book drawing for “Lidia’s Favorite Recipes,” an Italian cookbook by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich. The winner is James Lehr. I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not James Lehr, you are eligible for today’s drawing for “Cooking Italian With The Cake Boss: Family Favorites as Only Buddy…

 

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Witch’s Hat Calzones

   October 30, 2012 3:36 pm    0

Want to look like you outdid yourself tomorrow night, when you really barely broke a sweat? Witch’s Hat Calzones go together with sliced pepperoni and crescent roll dough for an inspired and delicious Halloween dinner. Here’s a hint, though: If you don’t have time to make this on a weeknight Halloween, don’t chuck the recipe….

 

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Pumpkin Spice Latte at home

   October 26, 2012 10:14 am    0

There are three ways to refer to this season: “Fall,” “Autumn” and “Pumpkin Spice Latte.” I love myself some good Starbucks any time of year, but their seasonal latte tortures me, sticking me between good sense and temptation. When I totally break down, I order mine nonfat and no whip cream, which brings its caloric…

 

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Slow-Cooked Moroccan Chicken

   October 25, 2012 12:47 pm    0

We’re about to get pummeled by holiday comfort food recipes, and I’ll surely be part of that parade, so I’m using this small window of time to try something a little unusual. When I was about 11, my parents took us to Disney World and Epcot Center. It started pouring rain, and we ducked into…

 

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Book-drawing Wednesday and Tomato Bread Soup

   October 24, 2012 12:43 pm    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “Bake It In A Cupcake,” by Megan Seling. The winner is Katy Lemmer. I’ll pop it in the mail today. This week we’ll get off the dessert cart with "Lidia's Favorite Recipes: 100 Foolproof Italian Dishes, from Basic sauces to Irresistible Entrees," by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and…

 

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Orecchiette With Sausage, Chard and Parsnips

   October 23, 2012 4:18 pm    0

I’ve had this recipe for Orecchiette With Sausage, Chard and Parsnips in my want-to-try pile for weeks. But it just kept slipping behind seasonal produce, Halloween and the like. It’s a testament to its intrigue that I kept it though, rather than tossing it in my weekly purge. I love long-lasting root crops, such as…

 

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Spiced Squash, Fennel & Pear Soup — and pork chops

   October 19, 2012 4:15 pm    0

OK, I was tempted to go all comfort food on you today, working through a pile of lovely recipes I’ve been squirreling away. I considered bread pudding, squash lasagna, and Chicken and Cornbread Dumplings. If you want one of those, drop me an e-mail to jennie.geisler@timesnews.com I’m trying to gauge whether you guys like recipes…

 

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3-bean chili for tonight, or your witching hour

   October 18, 2012 1:58 pm    0

I found a great idea today for turning a regular, nutritious supper into a super-fast pre-trick-or-treat dinner. Basically you just make 3-Bean Chili from www.parents.com, and use Halloween-themed cookie cutters to make shapes out of cheddar, colby or any cheese that would hold its shape. The chili goes together in less than 30 minutes, and…

 

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Book-drawing Wednesday and Brie-Stuffed Apricot Muffins

   October 17, 2012 3:06 pm    0

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for “I Love Cinnamon Rolls!” by Judith Fertig. The winner is Marylou Loomis. I’ll pop it in the mail today. If you are not Marylou Loomis, you’re eligible for the next drawing, for “Bake It In A Cupcake: 50 Treats With A Surprise Inside,” by Megan Seling. It’s not…

 

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Slow Cooker Caramelized-Onion Pot Roast

   October 15, 2012 12:41 pm    0

A few months ago, I got a great suggestion from reader Linda Huegel about caramelizing onions. What is generally a long, slow process at the stove that simply cannot be rushed, is reduced to slicing and tossing into a slow cooker. About 8 to 10 hours before you need them, put the onions in a…

 

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