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Ace doesn’t like cauliflower, but I do. I don’t like how people tend to drown it with cheese sauce; I like it lightly steamed, or roasted. Heck, I like almost any vegetable roasted– it brings out a sweetness to it you can’t get any other way. The pasta dish pictured above is my take on [...]

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Pepperoni Bread

I had the urge to bake cookies for the holiday party at work, but was afraid other staff members would feel the same way and then there would be a glut of cookies. Not that I think that’s a bad thing, mind you, but in the interest of providing a more balanced set of foods [...]

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Winter Panzanella

In the summertime, I like to make panzanella. When I saw that there were recipes for a winter version, I had to try it. This is a yummy combination of garlic-parmesan croutons, butternut squash, and Brussels sprouts, from Michael Chiarello. The recipe is here. Some changes: It took me twice as long to cook the [...]

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I haven’t had success with making a proper pasta carbonara– I end up scrambling the eggs. This recipe seemed like a good compromise– I do like a good poached egg. This is quick to make, too. Serves 1-2 Ingredients: 2 slices of bacon, cut into pieces (I used turkey bacon) 1/4 lb. spaghetti (I used [...]

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Lentil Soup

Every dish has a story. This lentil soup was the first soup I made from scratch. I was a senior in college, sharing a house with three good friends. We all loved to cook in our tiny kitchen. (Unfortunately, not all of us liked to clean up, but that’s another story.) I had recently purchased [...]

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Butternut Squash Risotto

I love roasting winter squashes. I don’t remember how I came across this recipe, but it has become a fall staple for me. The recipe is adapted from Epicurious. Makes 6 main-course servings, supposedly Ingredients 3 lb butternut squash 6 cups nonfat chicken broth 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups [...]

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