Archive for the ‘Vegetarian’ Category

Martha Stewart’s Macaroni and Cheese

We decided to celebrate “World Vegetarian Day” yesterday with a hearty vegetarian entree. This macaroni is cheesy and crusty and saucy and flavorful and not terribly difficult or time-consuming. I grated the cheese and tore up the bread a little earlier in the day, to get it to come together even more quickly. I also […]

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Posted on October 2, 2012 at 7:42 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Pasta, Side Dishes - Starch, Vegetarian

Bobby Flay’s Pumpkin Bread

Great all-purpose, easy, spicy and moist pumpkin bread recipe. I doubled the batch (it was Girl’s turn to bring snack to school), which required two cans of pumpkin, with one cup left over (which I froze) for another batch in the future. I may try the Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe (listed in the link), possibly […]

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Posted on September 24, 2012 at 7:12 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breads, Breakfast, Snacks, Vegetarian

Bacon and Butternut Pasta

This was really yummy, but we are a household (mostly) of veggie-loving folks. If you already love kale and butternut squash, you’ll love this pasta (the nutty Gruyère and luscious crème fraîche are a fantastic and classic combination). If you don’t, this recipe isn’t going to be the one to convert you (try this or […]

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Posted on September 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Pasta, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes

Very simple, elegant and tasty side dish. Recipe here. Served this to my brother and his sweet family with Herb-Roasted Pork Tenderloin and The Pioneer Woman’s Crash Hot Potatoes.

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Posted on September 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian

Bread and Butter Pickles

These pickles (recipe hehttp://www.nytimes.com/recipes/12579/Bread-and-Butter-Pickles.htmlre) are SO easy and delicious. They perish quickly, but don’t last long, at least not at our house, so it hasn’t been a problem. I haven’t tried the ketchup and mustard recipes (also included in the article) but am planning to try soon. I do occasionally make my own mayonnaise, which […]

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Posted on September 11, 2012 at 11:21 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Favorites, Misc, Side Dishes - Veggies, Snacks, Spices and Seasonings, Vegetarian

Amaretti Torta

This dessert (recipe here) was simple and tasty. VERY sweet, but good. Not something that I’m likely to CRAVE but would be fun for a potluck or to cap off an Italian dinner with friends.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Peanut Butter-Caramel Pound Cake

This wasn’t evil enough, on its own, so I decided to serve it with a little ice cream on the side. Quite rich and buttery and thoroughly indulgent. This recipe (here) is another winner from Giada.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Favorites, Vegetarian

White Chocolate Cake

I made this AMAZING (recipe here) cake for my little brother’s birthday last year (he’s a big white chocolate fan) and it was SO good. I’ll definitely be making this again. We have a sweet exchange student living with us now who also loves white chocolate, so I need to make this for her.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Favorites, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Asparagus Lasagna

This was SO delicious. The chewy sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes was the perfect complement to the earthy grassiness of the asparagus. Recipe here.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Pasta, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Blue Cheese and Pecan Spread

Absolutely delicious spread (recipe here). I did substitute pecans for the walnuts, because they’re just so much better! The spread would be fantastic in the tea sandwiches, as specified, but was also wonderful on crackers. Would also be good on apples or celery sticks.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Gluten Free, Snacks, Vegetarian