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Sunday Suppers: Easter’s Coming

We’ll have a budget-friendly Easter meal next week. This week, we’re going fancy pants. Roasted Lamb with Fennel Lemon Asparagus Duchess Potatoes Challah Lemon Bars

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Sunday Suppers: A Valentine’s Day to Remember

This meal should make him and her very happy. The appetizer and main course are on the heavier side, but the dessert is lighter. Don’t forget the bubbly. Smoked Salmon Roulade Peppercorn-Crusted Steaks Twice-Cooked Potatoes Balsamic Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Chocolate Champagne … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Rosemary and Pomegranate Gin and Tonics

We love the holidays and enjoyed celebrating 12 Days of Christmas so much last year that we’ve decided to do it again this year, starting….. Now! Most of the recipes will focus on the season’s staples — booze and sugar. … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Calling All Hunters

Hunting season is upon us, which means we’ll be bartering with all our hunting friends. Greg has considered taking up hunting, but buying a gun, paying for safety classes and club memberships (public land can get crowded) all adds up. … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: A Vegetarian Feast

We like this meal because it blends seasonal and pantry ingredients. Risotto is good anytime of the year. Stuffed Artichokes Red Wine Risotto Lemon Basil Granita

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Sunday Suppers: A Simple Meal for that Special Someone

Valentine’s Day is once again on a weekday this year. Don’t go out and make moon eyes with your sweetie while sitting six inches from some other couple. Here’s a meal that’s simple to prepare. The dessert can be made … Continue reading

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Balsamic Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

By Katherine Strawberries may only be in season in California or Florida right now, but this is still a great Valentine’s Day dessert. It’s simple and can be made in advance. Also, it won’t weigh you down and goes great … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Birthday Meals

By Katherine Greg’s birthday always involves steak and potatoes. While it’s best to find crab only in Maryland and only in the summer, one year we splurged and found some packaged lump blue crab meat for a crab dip appetizer. … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas Eve Dinner

You can always tell who grew up in an Italian-American family. They’re the ones at the fish counter on Christmas Eve. Here’s what my family has each year. Follow it up with a nice slice of ricotta cheesecake, if you … Continue reading

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