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Pea & Edamame Ravioli with Baked Ricotta and Toasted Walnuts

Pea & Edamame Ravioli with Baked Ricotta and Toasted Walnuts

There are so many things I love about entertaining, whether it's for a big family holiday, a summer barbecue, or a  more intimate dinner party with friends. I get...

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Tofu Marsala

Tofu Marsala

Here's a handful of things my husband and I often do together: watch True Blood, go shopping, and eat goat cheese. Here are some things we rarely do together:...

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PPS: North-African Spiced Chicken with Spring Vegetables

PPS: North-African Spiced Chicken with Spring Vegetables

This dish is featured as part of my Passover Prep Series - a collection of recipes to enjoy whether you celebrate Passover or not! If this is your first time visiting Cara's...

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Moroccan Chicken & Lentils

Moroccan Chicken & Lentils

Let's start with a foodie confession. Some people think foodies and "real cooks" don't take shortcuts. For example, my dear mother-in-law. The first time she tried this eggplant caponata...

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Gumbo, by a Massachusetts HealthNut

Gumbo, by a Massachusetts HealthNut

Let's say you receive a free sample of Penzeys New & Improved Cajun Seasoning. And the Saints are playing in the Superbowl (and being from Mass, you're certainly not...

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Chicken Albondigas Soup

Chicken Albondigas Soup

When my January issue of Bon Appetit arrived and I saw meatballs on the cover, I was less than thrilled. I don't have very fond memories of meatballs from...

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Thai Red Curry Mussels

Thai Red Curry Mussels

Some of you might have guessed I'm a bit of a control freak. Fine, not just a bit. Maybe like, a lot a of a control freak. I take...

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Pumpkin-Porcini Barley Baked in Pumpkins

Pumpkin-Porcini Barley Baked in Pumpkins

If you're at all into food blogging and pumpkin, you've probably become aware of the Great Pumpkin Shortage of 2009. That is to say, canned pumpkin puree is pretty...

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Pumpkin Polenta & Manchego Stuffed Poblanos

Pumpkin Polenta & Manchego Stuffed Poblanos

Once in a while, I'm lucky enough to cross paths with a poblano pepper. Usually this means I have a reason to go to a supermarket that's not my...

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Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri

The rain has been falling here in New England. Falling, falling, and falling some more. We've been lucky to see the sun peak through every once in a...

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