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Holiday Party

December 25, 2011

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I love throwing parties, especially themed ones.  Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year and we usually throw a holiday party at our house to celebrate.  This year was also special becuase it was James’ 30th Birthday Party.  James made me promise to keep the menu simple, which I did, but you […]

Spaghetti con Broccoli Rabe

October 12, 2011

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Many people love broccoli rabe but don’t always have any ideas of how to make it- aside from sauteing and serving it in a sub with grilled sausage (yum!).  This is a quick go to dish for me when I have broccoli rabe because it turns a side into an entree.  I simply trim the […]

Salad Nicoise Oooh La La!

July 12, 2011

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This French Salad is a perfect summer dinner.  It combines great flavors and an easy to make approach.  We learned how to first make Salad Nicoise when we were in Aix en Provence.  We did this great cooking class with Tessa (our host) in the Provencal Countryside.  You need to prep the ingredients ahead of […]

Chicken Milanese

May 24, 2011

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Tonight I was craving something fried. So I decided to take the chicken breast that I had planned on oh so healthily grilling and made it into Chicken Milanese, or rather chicken cutlets.  I like to mix regular Italian bread crumbs with Panko breadcrumbs (bread crumbs used in Japanese cooking).  This mixture gives you the […]