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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

Shrimp Florentine Pasta

This was SO fast and easy (recipe here.) Very tasty, too. Even Hubby, who has historically not been a big shellfish fan, loved it. Filling and healthy and VERY fast to make.

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Posted on September 11, 2012 at 7:05 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Pasta, Seafood

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

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

Whole Foods Sonoma Chicken Salad

This (recipe here) is VERY easy to throw together with leftover or even store-bought rotisserie chicken and is becoming one of our favorite recipes. Easy to keep on hand for eating “as is” or serving over greens or on a sandwich.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 9:34 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Salad, Snacks

Espresso Ice Cream

Yum. Recipe

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 9:22 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Favorites, Vegetarian

Gingerbread Pancakes

These (recipe here) were delicious and SO easy.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 9:16 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breads, Breakfast, Favorites, Vegetarian