Sweet Potato Soup with Crispy Bacon
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Sweet Potato Soup with Crispy Bacon

Don’t be mad at me.  I’m writing about soup in July.  I know! But if we can, for a moment, focus on the health benefits of soup versus the hot, comforting, not at all seasonally appropriate nature of soup, you’ll see that soup actually can be enjoyed in the height of summer.  Particularly when you are … Continue reading

Cook: Mustard Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts
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Cook: Mustard Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

It’s Tuesday.  It’s mountain of laundry day, cold enough to be wearing sweats day, and it’s June.  It’s a day for 2 cups of tea, at least.  It’s yell and scream and NOT cry over an Excel worksheet because you will not let it get the better of you–you will not–day.  It’s not Wednesday, much … Continue reading

Cook: White Bean and Potato Soup
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Cook: White Bean and Potato Soup

Something potentially catastrophic happened last night, or something potentially life changing happened last night.  It’s too soon to tell which, at the moment.  You see, I got a deep fryer for Christmas.  And yes, I do say that with a grain of shame, but with mostly deep fat fried pride. The irony of getting a … Continue reading

Cook: Creamy White Bean Soup
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Cook: Creamy White Bean Soup

I’ve been thinking about this soup for a while, but every time I got around to making it, I either didn’t have the right ingredients, or wasn’t in the mood for soup.  That’s the rub of planning your week’s meals on Sunday:  sometimes, on Thursday, you just have to call an audible and boil some … Continue reading

Cook: Linguine All’Amatriciana
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Cook: Linguine All’Amatriciana

I have guilt induced writer’s block.  I admit, I’ve been avoiding Two Recipes. I think it’s because it’s close to the New Year and my resolution is almost done and now I need to think about what’s next.  This is not my strong suit, the “what’s next.”  Poor foresight; that’s what they called it. I … Continue reading

Cook: Bucatini with Mushroom Ragu
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Cook: Bucatini with Mushroom Ragu

Sometimes, vegetables should taste like vegetables.  Actually, most of the time vegetables should taste like vegetables.  But sometimes, just sometimes, they should taste like meat.  This is one of those times. I found this recipe in an issue of Cook’s Illustrated forever ago and have almost made it countless times.  The most previous time I … Continue reading

Cook: Reverse Bacon Cheeseburger
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Cook: Reverse Bacon Cheeseburger

Here are some things I learned about this week: 1. As a New England resident, I am not immune to earthquakes. 2. Even if there is an earthquake, chances are I will be too immersed in whatever I’m doing at the moment to actually notice.  When you call me and ask if I “felt that,” … Continue reading