Category / Tastebook

November 12, 2011
One of the best things to warm you up on a cold evening is a good bowl of soup.  I love to make soups because they are so incredibly easy and can bring a complex array of tastes to the table in less than an hour.  I love that clean up is minimal, just the…

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October 29, 2011
I was inspired last night to bake a quiche that had many flavors familiar with Mediterranean and Greek cooking.  Quiche are so incredibly versatile. Anyone can easily create their own.  The pie crust, eggs and milk are all necessary, the rest can be up to you.  Here is what my creativity blossomed into last night.  It was so good,…

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October 15, 2011
This chili recipe is adapted from Rachael Ray.  I loved the idea of a spicy buffalo chicken chili but it was lacking something. With a few adjustments and a little tweaking, It is a hearty delicious meal great for a chilly evening.  It is also great to serve on game day over tortilla chips, garnished…

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September 29, 2011
We had many lovely meals on our recent trip to St. John.  A side dish that I was very fond of  was created by simply stewing tomatoes, black beans, cilantro and lime juice.  My mind and palate began to think.  If I improvised, this could easily serve as a main meal.  It was that delicious!…

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September 14, 2011
My sister is a great cook and entertainer.  Everyone always seems to end up at her house when it’s game day  or a holiday.  We enjoy sharing tried and true recipes with one another.  Somehow, it seems to make the 3000 miles between us shorter.  Here is one of her recipes that is a perfect…

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September 3, 2011
As the fall ushers in cooler weather, I seem to return to baking.  I love the way it makes the house smell.  There is something about it that is entirely comforting.  Maybe it reminds me of apple picking season, carving pumpkins and raking leaves.  As my kids return to two peanut-free schools, lunch restrictions can…

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August 20, 2011
Lately, with all of the contractors working around the house, I find our family dining out, for the sheer sake of convenience.  However, it is possible with chaos surrounding the kitchen to prepare a very simple and delicious meal like this one.  The key is marinading the chicken.  Grilling and assembling the fajitas are easy…

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July 31, 2011
I have had so many friends and family members ask me for this recipe over the years, that I just had to finally share it.  My delicious secret is out and I hope that you enjoy this pie served warm ala mode!  It is incredibly easy and everyone will be asking you to share your secret.Read…

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July 24, 2011
I love spicy food!  When we used to live in California, there was a wonderful Cajun restaurant in Redondo Beach that served delicious Cajun food.  Yes, it was as good as New Orleans, maybe because the owners were from Louisiana!  Here in Cape Cod, my mouth waters for Cajun spices along with red beans and…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.