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7 November, 2011

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Cheese

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Cheese
Comments : 5 Posted in : Main Dishes, Recipes on by : salernos
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Well, the year has gone by and my healthy eating plan has once again been a dismal failure but  I did recently try a recipe that passed both the healthy and good test.  For someone who absolutely loves pasta, especially with a rich cheese and cream sauce, it’s a hard sell to get me to
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16 July, 2011

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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14 July, 2011

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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14 June, 2011

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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6 June, 2011

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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4 June, 2011

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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26 April, 2011

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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14 March, 2011

Papas Rellenas (fried meat stuffed mashed potatoes)

Comments : 6 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Food photography, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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What could be better than fried stuffed mashed potatoes – even a picky eater like me can appreciate that.  For this month’s Daring Cook’s Challenge, Kathlyn of Bake Like a Ninja was our Daring Cooks’ March 2011 hostess. Kathlyn challenges us to make two classic Peruvian dishes: Ceviche de Pescado from “Peruvian Cooking – Basic
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21 January, 2011

Pasta Fagioli inspired by Olive Garden – Party/Freezer size

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Even though I know it isn’t very authentic I really enjoy the Olive Garden’s soup and bread sticks lunch, which led me to make my own version of the soup at home.  Of course it isn’t exactly the same as I tend to make my soups more substantial to the point they are often mistaken
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