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Be your own Pizza Kitchen

August 30, 2011

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We have to admit that we occasionally crave pizza on Friday nights.  Even though our kids are usually going a hundred different directions, we are sometimes all home on Friday nights.  And when we are, we like to party a bit by eating pizza and watching a movie together.   Since we started making pizza at […]

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

August 30, 2011

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Cranberry Sauce This homemade version is so good you may never buy store bought again.  It has got a great fall spicy taste; couple that with the oranges and apples and you have an unbeatable combination.  We make a double batch and then can the leftovers in tiny bottles to use throughout the year.  This […]

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

August 30, 2011

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I got this recipe from my dear friend Blondie, and since then, we make this several times a month.  The only thing that prevents us from making these is a lack of over-ripe bananas on hand.  Sometimes we eat through the whole bunch before they are ripe enough!  Blondie also gave me another great idea: […]

Rocky Road

August 30, 2011

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I make this every year for my Dad for Christmas.  He loves Almonds with chocolate and I guess the marshmallows just add to this obsession!  It also seems to travel well, since I generally have to send it to California.  I also sent a box of it to my nephew in Afghanistan.  Hope it stand […]

Orange Ricotta Pancakes

August 30, 2011

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This recipe yields a truly delicious pancake that just melts in your mouth.  I buy these massive containers of Ricotta cheese at Sam’s Club, and never have a hard time using it up between Italian cooking, cookies, and pancakes.  The price is the same as a regular sized container from the grocery store, and it […]

Crab Dip

August 30, 2011

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  Crab Dip This recipe comes from PapaChef’s Mom.  It is great served with Triscuits and Wheat Thins. Always a big hit!  Something about the layers….the creamy bottom and how all the flavors work together. 11 oz. Cream cheese 2 T Worcestershire sauce 2 T mayonnaise 1 T lemon juice 1 medium onion, chopped VERY […]

Cheddar Pepper Muffins

August 30, 2011

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These are savory muffins which is such a nice change from the typical sweet muffin.  I think they are lovely with soup.  The muffin top is especially delicious with all the browned cheese.  My kids all love this muffin.  Some kids are bothered by pepper; if so, you could reduce the pepper in the recipe. […]

Green Bean & Potato Curry

August 29, 2011

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This is a great summer recipe.  It call all be cooked on the stove, and it uses fresh garden produce.  You can pair it with a meat curry or tandoori meats.   I love the textures in this dish: the creamy potatoes, tender beans, and crunch of all the seeds is a treat for the […]

Chicken Makhani

August 26, 2011

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I had this dish recently at our favorite Indian restaurant. So creamy and delicious! Papachef looked and looked for a recipe; the ones he found just didn’t sound right or were so complicated they could not be easily replicated by someone at home. So he combined several recipes and tweaked what he had to come […]

Indian Food: Warmth and Spice

August 26, 2011

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I absolutely adore Indian food. Unfortunately, the closest Indian Restaurant to us is a good 90 minute drive.  Our favorite restaurant is nearly four hours away. So, we had to figure you how to make Indian at home. Obtaining the spices and ingredients for a lot of my recipes can be tricky.  When PapaChef is […]