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Beef and Blueberries

by TT August 6th, 2012| Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tapas Monday
My husband and I spent part of a weekend in Boston recently.  After scheduling a day of work meetings in the city, we decided to make it into a combination work/pleasure trip by spending the night and next day nibbling and adventuring through Boston.  After a round of post-work

Zucchini Parmesan

by TT July 23rd, 2012| Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tapas Monday
My husband has been talking about eggplant parmesan quite frequently.  While eggplant is an ingredient that I incorporate into our Tapas Monday on a semi-regular basis, I don't make eggplant parmesan all that often.  If I do, I usually cook it with little oil and breading.  However, I knew

Boqueria Flatiron, New York, NY

by TT June 25th, 2012| Restaurant Reviews
Summer has returned, and with it, so has my increase in business travel.  With a little bit of coordination, my husband and I usually are able to schedule our business travels so that they align for the same dates in the same city.  Last week was our first week

Leek & Goat Cheese Mini-Tarts

by TT March 29th, 2012| Appetizers, Tapas Monday
Although the sources of inspiration for my cooking may vary, I think the inspiration for this dish was unique.  Over the weekend I made lobster newburg for my husband's birthday.  As this was a dish I'd never made, I reviewed many recipes, seeking what seemed like the perfect combination

Maple Apple Mustard

by TT March 15th, 2012| Spreads & Sauces
I know I've written about it many times, but I thoroughly adore Tapas Mondays.  Even though it means not eating dinner until after 9:00, it is such a wonderful way to start the workweek.  The kids are in bed, working on homework, or entertaining themselves on a different floor

Apple Skins

by TT November 30th, 2011| Appetizers, Recipes
The season of eating has descended.  For us, it started on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, which is when we held our big family celebration.  We had a dinner filled with many of the usual dishes: roast turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and cranberry sauce.  After several days of using the

Spinach & Goat Cheese Dip

by TT September 5th, 2011| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
Both my husband and I enjoy warm, melted cheese in all varieties.  From the stretchy nature of mozzarella to the lush creaminess to brie to the delightful silkiness of a gruyére fondue, we adore cheese in its molten form.

Last week I knew I had a small log of goat cheese

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

by TT August 16th, 2011| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
Zucchini is one of those vegetables that seems destined for filling with ingredients.  Growing up, my mom frequently stuffed zucchini with spinach, which made a delicious dish that could be served as an entrée or side.  This spring I created a tomato-stuffed zucchini topped with mozzarella.  As both of

Artichoke Salad

by TT August 4th, 2011| Recipes, Salads, Tapas Monday
On a recent Tapas Monday, I lacked creativity.  I had a meeting near a great Italian specialty shop, so I decided to seek inspiration there.  As I knew would happen, I wasn't disappointed.  I found more cheeses than one would need for a dinner for two, assorted cured meats,

Zucchini Fries

by TT July 21st, 2011| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes
Zucchini is one of those vegetables that I wish was available locally all year long.  Sadly, its stay is much shorter than that, and it is a vegetable that doesn't freeze well whole.  So, while zucchini is available I like to cook with it frequently.

I have served zucchini in numerous

Summer Squash & Zucchini Bruschetta

by TT June 29th, 2011| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
Although I am not a vegetarian, I am a huge fan of produce.  Some of my favorite meals are based around fruits and vegetables.  So, this time of year is quite exciting for me.  After a long winter and spring with almost no freshly picked produce, it is a delight

Mini Mushroom Tarts

by TT May 4th, 2011| Appetizers, Recipes, Tapas Monday
For this week's Tapas Monday I knew that I would be braising short ribs.  Although I could have made a gourmet dinner of short ribs and sides, I wanted to stick with the regular tapas format.  Some roasted broccoli was the second dish to come to mind, so I needed
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