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National Tortellini Day

I love pasta and I love stuffed pasta. Tortellini is a little roll of stuffed goodness. Some folks believe it was invented in Bologna, Italy, but no one seems to know who or why a day was created to celebrate … Continue reading

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Rainbow Chard Frittata – Meatless Monday

It’s meatless Monday! Here’s another meatless dish that can be breakfast or dinner! It’s super easy (four ingredients, plus salt and pepper) and super delicious! Even my husband had seconds! It’s so easy to make.

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Connecticut Steamed Cheese Burgers

Steamed cheeseburger? Yep. Ted’s restaurant has been serving them since 1959, although some say Jack’s Lunch in Middletown invented it. But at Ted’s, special steam racks were made. While the burger steams, the fats drip out and the meat fills … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower au Gratin

I was craving a big bowl of roasted vegetables. I had some tri-colored cauliflower in the refrigerator, so I thought I’d make it up. But that wasn’t enough. It was so easy, you don’t even need a recipe.

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Meatless Appetizers – Crackers Three Ways

I love topping crackers with cheese and smoked meats. Eating those little morsels feels to indulgent and delicious. But what if you don’t eat meat? Or you’re having a party with some guests that are vegetarian? What kind of cracker … Continue reading

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Georgia Boiled Peanuts & Pimento Cheese Toasts

Did you know that half the peanuts grown in the U.S. come from Georgia? Yep. And one of the ways they are prepared are boiled. Boiled peanuts have a unique and addicting flavor. And they make a perfect partner for … Continue reading

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Corn and Cheddar Chowder with Bacon

I love winter – and I love the soups and stews that seem to make the table so often.  I had some corn from this summer in the freezer and wanted to use it before it started to freezer burn. … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cheese Dip with Bread Sticks

When we think of pumpkins we think of Halloween, but pumpkins are also for Thanksgiving! You serve this delicious cheese dip IN a pumpkin! It tastes delicious and looks fun!

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Summer Squash au Gratin

It used to be those summer squash (you know the little patty pan, yellow zucchini, that kind) was only available in the summer. But with modern transportation systems, it’s available pretty much year round. Here’s a warmed up way to … Continue reading

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Fettuccine with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce and Walnuts

Today is National Pasta day (not to be confused with World pasta day which happens on October 25) and what better way to celebrate than with a creamy fettuccine! The Italian word for dough, pasta is that flour and water … Continue reading

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