Appetizers

Rosemary and Olive Oil Crackers & The Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It Winner

May 11, 2009
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First of all we have a little business to attend to. There were 162 entries in the Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It contest and the “magical” random number generator has tapped lucky contestant #24 as the winner of their very own copy of the cookbook. Congratulations Kim! Hopefully your daughter will like all of […]

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders

March 11, 2009
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I had an opportunity over the last few weeks to sample a number of products from a company called Just BARE Chicken. The chicken they sell is all natural, antibiotic, hormone, and cage free while also being vegetable fed. All excellent lifestyle options for the chicken you serve to posses, but the really cool thing […]

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Chive Risotto Cakes

January 19, 2009
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The Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients cookbook by Ina Garten has turned out to be one of my favorite Christmas gifts this year. Thanks CK! Almost immediately after opening it I started tagging recipes that I wanted to make. I soon realized that it would probably have been easier to […]

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CK Cooks: Aunt Kara’s Ambrosia

November 27, 2008
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Thanksgiving is the premier holiday for the Kelly family, and for as long as I can remember my favorite part of the meal has always been Ambrosia. This admittedly strange concoction of coconut, marshmallows, pineapple, mandarin oranges, and sour cream has touched my taste buds like nothing else on the overflowing table. While I’ve always […]

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CK Cooks: Homemade Applesauce

August 7, 2008

One of the things Erin and I have enjoyed the most over the last few months has been the weekly deliveries from Boston Organics. Unfortunately, we found ourselves neglecting the occasional apple thrown in the bin with the rest of the delicious fruits and veggies. Of course, an apple here, and an apple there, and […]

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Miss Mary’s Orzo Salad

June 17, 2008

For the most part, new Food Network hostess Mary Nolan has gone unnoticed and unheralded since her episodes began airing this summer. To be perfectly honest I mostly tune in because I really like her hair. Although, she absolutely freaked me out during the “Posh Picnic” episode when she repeatedly touched raw meat, followed by […]

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Pumpkin Yeast Rolls

March 28, 2008

When these rolls came out of the oven and I tasted the first one sandwiched with a little butter I almost did a cartwheel. Finally, I’d made a recipe with yeast that actually tasted good! Time for a quiz. Which of the following accurately illustrates how Erin feels about baking bread: A. I famously can’t […]

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Contessa Chicken Salad

February 17, 2008

Did you eat Miracle Whip when you were a kid? Because I did. A lot. I vividly recall having a conversation with my doctor at one point about what kind of sandwiches I liked to eat. My cute response of Miracle Whip and Cheese on White Bread really didn’t seem to impress him very much. […]

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