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Sunday Suppers: Italian Night

You’re gonna need a big plate and a big appetite for this week’s Sunday Suppers. Shrimp and Mushroom Ravioli Mom’s Italian Bread Tossed Salad with Pesto Croutons Mom’s Anise Biscotti

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Butterscotch and Back-of-The-Bag Fudge

By Katherine I’ve had richer fudge, fudge with far pricier ingredients, better chocolate, but my mom’s fudge has always set the standard by which I judge all other fudges. It was a treat each Christmas. So when I had a … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Dip

One of Katherine’s sisters has made pumpkin dip for years. We love the recipe, which calls for pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cream cheese and cinnamon. But we wanted to cut back on the sugar. (The original recipe calls for a … Continue reading

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Basil Beans

By Katherine One of my favorite side dishes growing up was simple and far from gourmet. My mom called them basil beans. Basically, she’d take some onion, saute it in margarine add some canned green beans, dried basil, salt and … Continue reading

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The rum cake diaries

By Katherine Greg isn’t that big on sweets, but he has a few favorites. He loves macaroons, a small slice of ricotta cheesecake, a bit of tiramisu and of course biscotti. His mom also makes a rum cake that’s a … Continue reading

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Cornbread stuffing

By Katherine Our first Thanksgiving together, I made something very clear to Greg. I didn’t care whether we had pumpkin or pecan pie, how the cranberries were made or what he did to the green beans. But there was no … Continue reading

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Updating the classic Blueberry Buckle

Katherine had this in the oven on a recent Saturday when I came home late. She’d also made me a martini. What can I say, some guys have all the luck! She adapted the recipe from one her mom made … Continue reading

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Mom’s anise biscotti

Katherine on cookies…. When I first met my husband I was puzzled at his apparent lack of a sweet tooth. Then I was mystified that the only sort of cookies he seemed to like came in a box, from the … Continue reading

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Mom’s Italian bread

Finally a bread recipe I did not get from the Bread Bible. This is my mother’s italian loaf and it has to be done by hand. Semolina has a denser texture than other flours. Most health food stores and places … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

As requested here is the recipe for my meatballs. (Hope you’re reading this Uncle Charlie.) I usually just cut a couple fresh sausages out of their casings but you can also buy ground pork. Spaghetti and Meatballs ½ lb ground … Continue reading

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