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Tomato, Fennel and Mozzarella Skillet Dish

Rediscovering best-loved recipes and trying new ones. That is what I have been doing for the past month. Before that, for about a year, my husband and I lived with his parents. Most of our belongings went into storage, and my routine of cooking daily meals got tucked away too. When we moved into our […]

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Cheddar-Bruschetta “Irish” Pizza for St. Patrick’s Day

My husband has very strict definitions of what counts as pizza. He questions the notion of a “dessert pizza” because, to him, pizza must have tomatoes and cheese. In fact, such an intense debate once arose among our group of friends about whether a “dessert pizza” counted as pizza that we walked to a corner […]

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Chimichangas with Jalapeño Cheddar and Smoked Colby

In the first year after I got married, I had to build up a recipe collection. I had cooked now and then during high school, and had somehow managed to feed myself when I moved into my first apartment after college. (Mainly, I existed on omelets.) But daily meal prep for two people? This was […]

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Easy Cheesy Flavorful Chicken

It’s not just your imagination. Studies have shown that time really does feel like it is flying by as we get older. Some have thought that this is because, when we’re kids, our hearts beat more quickly, and this functions as a natural timekeeper, making it feel like more time has passed. Or that we’re receiving […]

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Lasagna… Without a Big Trip to the Grocery Store

It’s mid-afternoon and if you’re anything like me, you haven’t given a thought to dinner yet. But with a well-stocked pantry, you figure there are any number of things you can make with ingredients on hand. Except for one dinnertime favorite: lasagna. Who keeps copious amounts of ricotta cheese on hand? It goes bad so […]