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Zucchini Tomato Bliss

by TT January 16th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes
On Wednesday, I found myself in an unusual situation:  I was going to be alone for dinner.  With my husband away on business and the kids not home until after dinner, it would be a party of one for my evening meal.  Needing to retrieve the kids at 7:00 didn't

Vegetable Beef Soup

by TT January 13th, 2009| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews
This winter has felt very long, and we're not even a month into it, officially.  We have had a major ice storm, multiple snowstorms, and many days of cold and blustery weather.  Winter has begun with much excitement.

With nasty weather such as this, I am prone to staying inside

Oven-Baked Poppers

by TT January 7th, 2009| Appetizers, Recipes
On a weekend trip to the grocery store, my husband and I purchased half a dozen jalapenos with the intention of making jalapeno poppers.  Neither of us had made them before but reasoned that we should be able to make a decent batch.

With our typical late night dinner on

Meatballs with a Tropical Flair

by TT January 6th, 2009| Appetizers, Recipes
On a recent Friday night, the weather was determined to make it a stay-at-home sort of night.  With snowfall beginning at 2:00 in the afternoon and forecasts calling for up to a foot of snow, it was the perfect night for some yummy homemade food.  With no children at home

Knock Your Socks Off

by TT January 2nd, 2009| Drinks, Recipes
Last night we celebrated New Year's Eve family style.  My husband and I invited my brother's family and our best friends, and two of our children invited two friends each.  There were more kids than adults, with 8 children, ages 12 and under, and 6 adults.  Being creative kids, they

Easy and Elegant Appetizer

by TT December 24th, 2008| Appetizers, Recipes
It's the holiday season again, which translates to entertaining for many people.  As you prepare for an evening of company at your house, you probably are debating what to serve.  Whether you enjoy cooking or not, there are times when everyone wants to reduce the workload, relax, and enjoy the

Caramelized Goodness for Monkeys (and People, Too)

by TT December 19th, 2008| Appetizers, Desserts, Recipes, Tapas Monday
As my husband and I adore cheese in almost all forms, we often order cheese plates at restaurants.  Recently, we sampled a cheese tray that had some sort of roasted banana on it.  The banana was served sliced in half lengthwise, still inside its peel.  Presented in this form, it

Steak and Wine

by TT December 17th, 2008| Main Dishes, Recipes, Tapas Monday
Typically Mondays are exciting nights at our house for my husband and me, as we have a late dinner of tapas after the kids are in bed.  However, this past Monday was even more exciting as we had power in our home again.  After a nasty ice storm struck late

From Scratch Breadsticks

by TT December 11th, 2008| Breads, Recipes
About a year and a half ago, I shared a very easy breadstick recipe.  It is a quick to make recipe that can be made using store bought pizza or bread dough.  However, on a recent cold and rainy day, I forgot to defrost dough to make breadsticks.  And,


by TT December 10th, 2008| Desserts, Recipes
With two weeks until Christmas Eve, the holiday spirit is in full swing at our house.  Lighted roping decorates our front porch, candles alight our windows, and the tree is decorated and awaiting the arrival of presents underneath it.

At this time of year, I feel a stronger urge to bake

PAT Snack

by TT December 9th, 2008| Appetizers, Recipes
On Sundays our family likes to eat munchies and watch football.  Being east coast-based people, the team of interest to most of the family is the Patriots.  However, the interest of the kids lasts about as long as it takes them to eat their fill of snacks.  But they do

Pureed Caramelized Squash

by TT December 5th, 2008| Recipes, Side Dishes
When creating our Thanksgiving menu, I tried to consider the likes and dislikes of all four diners.  However, for one of our dishes I felt that the preference of three diners outweighed the dislike of the fourth diner.  And with that decision, I added Pureed Caramelized Squash to the
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