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Recipe: Ham, String Bean, and Potato Soup—a Real Dutch Treat

Recipe: Ham, String Bean, and Potato Soup—a Real Dutch Treat

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When I was a kid and I would go to my grandmother’s house (on my mother’s side), we only ever ate two things. If I was there for lunch by...

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Red Beans and Rice: Look out Popeyes!

Red Beans and Rice: Look out Popeyes!

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As some of you who read my blog regularly may know, I’m a big fan of Popeyes restaurant’s red beans and rice. There is something about the creamy, smoky, spicy...

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Manicotti from Heaven

Manicotti from Heaven

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OK, the tomato sauce is made—now what to do with it? On one of the first trips to my in-laws, before Lou and I were married, my mother-in-law-to-be Rita Cinquino...

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Getting Saucy at Tomato Time!

Getting Saucy at Tomato Time!

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Despite the blight and the wet, cold weather, my tomatoes are finally ripening. Actually, my biggest threat to the harvest this year has been that all my Guinea hens have...

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My Favorite Summer Salads

My Favorite Summer Salads

Ironically, fresh local lettuce is harder to come by in the heat of summer than in spring and fall—lettuce prefers cooler temperatures. Yet, there is no better food to fix...

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Living Proof of the American Mediterranean Diet

Living Proof of the American Mediterranean Diet

My in-laws, Rita and Louie Cinquino, are both 88, and have been happily married for more than 65 years. That’s happy with a little h. They annoy the heck out...

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Secret Revealed! The Quest for the Secret of Really Green Pesto, Part 2

Secret Revealed! The Quest for the Secret of Really Green Pesto, Part 2

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The Challenge: Discover a way to keep pesto really green. The Results: Making pesto can be a slightly messy job. Making two separate batches of pesto is a very messy...

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By Popular Demand: My Mother's Pasty Recipe (with Lard)

By Popular Demand: My Mother’s Pasty Recipe (with Lard)

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I was pleasantly surprised by all the wonderful comments I got for my blog entry about lard. It seems that lard is underappreciated in these modern times—maybe it’s due for...

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