Category Archives: pasta

Carbing Up with Chicken Parm

Oh, joy! There is apparently truth to “carbo-loading,” or eating a lot of carbohydrates before a long distance athletic event. I’m participating in the Trek Across Maine this weekend, a charity bike ride for the American Lung Association from Sunday River in … Continue reading

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Cooking and the Single Life

An old friend John used to make (and maybe still does) big batches of food and eat them for every meal.  As you can probably guess, John was a bachelor at the time.  As a happily coupled young twenty-something, I … Continue reading

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Fall Cocktails

As the weather cools off, it’s easier to go inside and have a drink, rather than frequent places I’d rather not be, but go to just because there’s an outdoor deck.  Fall sliding into winter provides an excuse to slow … Continue reading

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ATK BBQ Chops and Mac Salad

Cook’s Illustrated and America’s Test Kitchen appeal to a certain kind of cook. My friend A. subscribes to their website (yes, it’s a subscription website) and really enjoys perusing their recipes, gathering specific ingredients, and following the instructions to a … Continue reading

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Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Inspired by this New York Times Temporary Vegetarian recipe for a variation on Eggplant Parmesan, M. and I bought some eggplant at the market. OK, I guess only I was inspired by it, because he while he was down with … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Fresh Pasta with Oozy Cheese

M. loves Jamie Oliver (maybe he thinks he’s dreamy…) and is always inspired by Jamie’s fresh cooking with quality ingredients and the great dishes that result from simple processes. Take our riff on Jamie’s Fresh Tagliatelle with Sprouting Broccoli and … Continue reading

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Pasta Carbonara

So, I made pasta carbonara for the first time. I know right? All this time, and I’ve never had it. I just held it in my arsenal of quick, simple, I know it’s gonna be great recipes. But I was … Continue reading

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