Tag archive for Classic Recipes

Pretty in Pink Easter at the Shore

This year for Easter I was tickled pink, and all other colors of the Easter palette, to receive an invitation to whisk down to the North Carolina shore line to spend a long weekend celebrating and paying homage to marshmallow bunnies, jelly-bean filled baskets, Peter…

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Chicken Fried Rice with Vegetables – Chinese FAKEout

Every so often, as I am sure most of us do, I am overcome with the most overwhelming craving for some sort of take-out food or another. This week, I was struck with the Chinese food bug, and once that thought enters my mind, there…

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Creamy Butternut Squash, Carrot and Apple Soup

Its that funny time of year again that straddles between the tail end of winter and the emergence of spring. With the seasons and temperature changing from peaks to valleys with seemingly each hour, I find myself at times in a conundrum about what I…

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Grandma Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza? I would venture to say that I don’t fully trust a person who doesn’t enjoy this heavenly, gooey, tomatoey, crispy concoction. As you know, I currently live here in our nation’s capital, but I grew up in Suffolk County in lovely…

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Zhong’s Savory Chinese Dumplings

So, not sure if I have ever disclosed this fact, but I am a dumpling freak. Actually, I am pretty sure I did at one point in my review of local Taiwanese-Korean fusion noodle and dumpling purveyors Toki Underground several years back. Oh, and don’t forget to check…

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Delectabelle’s ‘Decadent Loaded Baked Potato Soup’

Well, you could say that I didn’t quite start the New Year off in the healthiest of ways, but nevertheless, I chose to make myself a pot of good old-fashioned hearty potato soup to kick things off in 2013. I had been craving this delicious…

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Sweet, Flaky, Rugelach Crescents

For many, this time of year means one thing. Cookies. It is a long-standing tradition to make and gift cookies for friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances…and perhaps even that weird guy in your office that sits in the corner mumbling about his stapler. I personally hear…

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Golden, Crunchy, Buttery Latkes

This time of the year is also the time for one of my very favorite holiday treats – the glorious latke. Now, I suppose I should start out by saying that I am not of the Jewish faith in practice, but having grown up on…

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Giving Thanks for Lollipops, Strawberries and Chicken

This year, I relived the real magic of a traditional Thanksgiving with some dear friends of mine. I traveled all of the way out to sunny California to cook a full Turkey Day meal for about eight people. Crazy? Maybe. At least that is what…

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Wine-Braised Chicken

It has been a while since my last recipe posting, but my brother recently discovered this one and passed it my way, seeing as it is right up my alley for a hearty meal. I mean, doesn’t the name just conjure up a feeling of…

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