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Potato LeekTart

Comments : 7 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Breakfast/Brunch, Main Dishes, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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I’m sad to say this dish was just not very photogenic.  It has great flavor and was a big hit with family and friends but I just couldn’t get a good picture so I had put off posting it.  However, it was very tasty and I’ve been requested to put it up so here it
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The Daring Cooks Challenge – handmade spätzle (with meatballs in cream sauce)

The Daring Cooks Challenge – handmade spätzle (with meatballs in cream sauce)
Comments : 3 Posted in : Pasta/Pizza, Quick and Simple, Recipes, Sauces, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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This month’s challenge was to make noodles, with a suggestion for Spätzle.  A long (long) time ago I lived in Germany for several years and became very fond of them but although I’ve made lots of other types of noodles,  for some reason just never tried these.  I know my choice of meatballs in cream sauce
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5 minute dessert – no bake chocolate cake

5 minute dessert – no bake chocolate cake
Comments : 2 Posted in : Dessert, Quick and Simple, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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I absolutely love Heidi Swanson’s blog 101 Cookbooks.  Her recipes are wonderful but even more, her pictures are gorgeous and inspiring.  I decided to try her No Bake Chocolate Cake.  This is so simple and quick and the family gave it the thumbs up.  I will definitely make it again! Basically just cream and chocolate, it
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Banana muffins: a classic must have recipe

Banana muffins: a classic must have recipe
Comments : 5 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Dessert, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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Sometimes you just have to go with the classics – a great banana muffin recipe perfect for those last few (too) ripe bananas.  This recipe is basic, moist and quick.  I made a double batch because I had lots of ready bananas – one batch was regular muffins with no topping and one was minis
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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad (from someone who doesn’t like salads) – Daring Cooks (very challenging) Challenge

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad (from someone who doesn’t like salads) – Daring Cooks (very challenging) Challenge
Comments : 6 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Food photography, Main Dishes, Quick and Simple, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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As we have already established, I’m a picky eater.   I generally don’t do salads of any kind mostly because I don’t like condiments – no ketchup, no mustard, no dressing (or anything with vinegar in it), absolutely no mayonnaise and healthy is clearly not my strength so coming up with a healthy potato salad
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Roasted Sweet Vidalia Onions

Roasted Sweet Vidalia Onions
Comments : 2 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Quick and Simple, Recipes, side dishes on by : salernos
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I am a picky eater, everyone knows it including me.  Not only that, I’m inconsistent.  Many things I will only eat certain ways – mostly cooked.  I don’t like unmelted butter, don’t eat too many raw vegetables, especially raw onions and never, never eat meat unless it is completely brown.   (We have a running discussion
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Fresh Herb Pasta

Fresh Herb Pasta
Comments : 3 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Food photography, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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I’ve watched the little Italian ladies on TV make fresh pasta on a board by just putting down the flour, making a well for the egg, adding a little water and maybe some olive oil and gracefully mixing it up into a beautiful dough.  Unfortunately my first few attempts were not nearly so successful.  
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Quinoa with Fresh Asparagus and Tomatoes

Comments : 4 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Quick and Simple on by : salernos
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In my not so successful quest to be more healthy (since the very next day I made mac & cheese with bacon), I decided to try making Quinoa since I’ve read about its benefits so much lately.  Here is a great article.  While treated like a grain, it is actually a seed from the Chenopodium
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White Five Cheese Pasta Shells with Ham

Comments : 5 Posted in : Food photography, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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Of course we had ham for Easter and with everyone gone home and just the two of us, there was a lot of leftover ham!  There is always freezing, but first I pretty much use it until we can’t stand anymore.  This week I’ve made ham and eggs of course, Ham and Lentil soup, which
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Four-Cheese Risotto with fresh Roasted Tomatoes

Comments : 2 Posted in : Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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I’m far from vegetarian, but even for me there is nothing like roasted vegetables, especially tomatoes.  What better to go with them than a great risotto?  This recipe is very simple and takes less than an hour, although it does require some serious stirring.  It makes a filling meal or great side dish and the
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