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Super Simple to the table in less than 30 min Pasta!

September 27, 2011

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I view pasta a bit differently after visiting Italy. The pasta itself has a better flavor, and is never gummy and overcooked. I have since become addicted to imported, air-dried pasta that I can purchase at Caputo’s, an Italian deli and market in Salt Lake City.  It does cost more, but then it stretches farther […]

Caponata, Italian Eggplant Appetizer

September 26, 2011

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My friend Jeff, who is a gardening superhero, brought me some lovely Japanese eggplant.  I love Japanese eggplant.  You can use it as-is,instead of “sweating” like regular eggplant.  I had been hoping for some eggplant to drop in my lap so I could try out this delicious Sicilian appetizer we had while in Italy. You […]

Seeded Pork Roast

September 25, 2011

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I like to take it easy on Sundays when I can.  It doesn’t always work out that way, but armed with my trusty crock pot I can often pull it off.  There is just something amazing about coming home from church and smelling the delicious aroma of dinner nearly done. Roast and potatoes are the […]

Okonomiyaki, or “Osaka Pancakes”

September 25, 2011

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My husband used to make these for us a while back but we forgot about them for a while.  Do you ever do that?  Forget completely about recipes or food you used to eat?  Well, thankfully, my husband remembered these and he made these for dinner tonight.  He lived in Japan for two years while […]

Focaccia II, the sequel

September 17, 2011

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I have been making focaccia for several years.  I take a loaf out of the oven, and it is gone by the end of the day.  Often in an hour or less.  I make this version of Focaccia all the time, and I stand by it, but I recently came across a more authentic technique […]

Breakfast Pastina

September 13, 2011

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I got this recipe from one of the cooking blogs I follow, Rachel & Maya.  All I have done is change the proportions so it was enough to feed my family.  This is an unusual recipe, but I am always looking for new breakfast ideas.  The pasta cost $1.67.  Not bad! 1 box pastina (tiny […]

Yellow Squash Frittata

September 13, 2011

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I don’t know about you, but I currently have an over-abundance of these puppies: Anyone else in the same boat? If so, I have the recipe for you!  I was very excited to locate this recipe, but I had to tweak it a bit.  Here is the final version: one medium sweet or yellow onion, […]