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Creamy Mushroom and Artichoke Soup

March 12, 2012 Dinner

Every year a few days before Christmas, we have a soup dinner with friends of my in-laws, the Masons. It’s one of my favorite new traditions since marrying into my husband’s family. Ms. Mason is an impressive cook. Each year, she prepares a smorgasbord of soups for us to slurp down. And she always whips [...]

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Sweet Potato Risotto

November 21, 2011 Dinner

   When planning this dish, I intended to use pumpkin. Pumpkin is seasonal and nostalgic and people get overly excited for recipes that incorporate pumpkin this time of year. But, the problem with pumpkin is that it’s kind of meh. The texture is gag inducing and the flavor is benign. Even the best pumpkin needs [...]

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Summer Corn and Clam Chowder

August 18, 2011 Dinner

This post is going to be a quickie. Tomorrow I’m off bright and early headed for the farm in North Carolina. We’re taking care of wedding details this weekend, so much to do! It’s a tad overwhelming, but I know we’ll get there. While I’m running around like a crazy person, you can enjoy this [...]

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi in a Brown Sugar Vanilla Cream Sauce

April 21, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

So, I’m really disappointed. I had taken dozens of glorious photos for this post but somehow managed to delete nearly all of them before they could make it onto my computer. I don’t know exactly what happened. Guess I’ll chock it up to having my head in a million places, running around trying to- as [...]

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Valentine’s Day Dinner

February 14, 2011 Dinner

I’ll give you three clues what I’m making tonight for my sweetie. It has a splash of this. A pinch of this. And a drizzle of this. If you guessed that I’m making (spicy) vodka pasta for Valentine’s day dinner, you’re right! I have always wanted to make this dish so I finally got online, [...]

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