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Two-Meat, Two-Bean Chili

by TT March 29th, 2008| Recipes, Soups & Stews
With an unexpected snow day on Friday, our scheduled events for the evening were cancelled. So, when the snow stopped early in the afternoon, I decided to make a trek to the grocery store.

With all 4 kids at home and a quiet evening on tap, there was no need to
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Sweet Santangelo’s

by TT March 24th, 2008| Desserts, Food News
Last month I attended the Boston Wine Expo. Although I loved trying wines from different vineyards around the world, I loved visiting the food vendors just as much. One vendor of particular note was Sweet Santangelo's, which is located in Woburn, Massachusetts.

As I browsed the food vendors,

The Addictive Sugar Cookie

by LJ Dovichi March 11th, 2008| Recipes
I'm well renowned and reviled for my glazed sugar cookies. This is what happens when you invent a great recipe and then have your friends blaming you for the weight they're putting on because they can't put the cookies down. I have several standing orders that when I bake a
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Grilled Lamb Cobb Salad

by TK March 7th, 2008| Recipes, Salads
First of all, it was a crazy, frantic evening. We had errands to run with one child, and another child had to go to a social function. Top all of it off with the fact that my phone just wouldn't stop ringing.

Earlier in the day, I went to the store
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Wilted Spinach

by TT February 8th, 2008| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes
Thursday was a busy afternoon in our house. With both of the adults having appointments in the afternoon, we knew that dinner would need to be an easy to prepare meal. Trying to eat healthier meals, we didn't want to go the fast food route.

Having 2 of the 4 kids
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You Decide How Hot Sausage Dip

by TT January 21st, 2008| Appetizers, Recipes
Another weekend of football playoffs and our local team is still in the mix. Reading Tasty Thoughts for the last few weeks, you would think that I am a huge football fan, but that really isn't the draw for me. It is a combination of other elements that I enjoy:
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Birthday Raspberry Coffee Cake

by TT January 17th, 2008| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
With busy schedules for everyone, it can be hard to get together after work to celebrate a birthday.  Therefore, a plan was made to meet for breakfast before work.  Living where we do, Mother Nature was not kind to our plans.  Instead of going to breakfast, each of us was
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Pastry-wrapped Brie

by TT January 13th, 2008| Appetizers, Recipes
Being January, football playoffs are in full swing.  Our local team has played well, so we have been anticipating this season.  Playoff games mean inviting friends to our home and making lots of tasty snacks.

Last night was our first playoff game.  To celebrate this exciting event we invited our dearest friends and planned the menu. 

Mom and Dad’s Carrot Cake

by TT January 8th, 2008| Desserts, Recipes
Last January my parents celebrated their 40th anniversary.  All 3 kids came home for the celebration.  Mom and Dad wanted a simple, enjoyable evening for everyone.  So, we headed to my parents' favorite restaurant for an early dinner.  To extend our evening, we returned to our parents' house for dessert and
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Just Put It Together Stew

by TK January 2nd, 2008| Recipes, Soups & Stews
The holidays have ended, and the real world has beckoned. This means getting dinners together for the family. Unfortunately, time is of a premium these days, so the planning, cooking, and shopping for meals are difficult.

In the midst of getting the car fixed and a trip to the bank, I
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Happy New Year!

by TT December 31st, 2007| Drinks, Recipes
Putting away Christmas items and "undecorating" the tree today has put me in a reflective state of mind.  In the last six and a half months, I have shared daily events and recipes.  Each recipe about which I have written is part of a memory of this year.  There have
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Veggie Lasagna

by TT December 29th, 2007| Main Dishes, Recipes
Christmas has been celebrated at our home no less than 5 times this season.  We have had 2 Christmas Eves and 3 Christmas Days.  Needless to say we are ready for New Year's - a different holiday to celebrate.

Christmas Eve#1 was celebrated with 1 set of parents, friends, and 2 of
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