Crusty Baked Shells and Cauliflower

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The Barefoot Contessa has a new cooking show on television. This makes me very happy. There are eight episodes of Ina Garten teaching us to Cook Like a Pro and I sat and watched them all, one after another, last … Continue reading

Cherry Tomato Crostini With Homemade Herbed Goat Cheese

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We are getting close to prime tomato season here in Ontario. This makes me happy because I like all the tomatoes: the big beefsteaks for my sandwiches, the plum tomatoes for making red sauce to eat all winter long, the … Continue reading

Mexican Street Corn Salad

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This is based on a dish that I’ve long wanted to try: Mexican Street Corn (elotes). I was recently reminded of my interest when some friends had a Mexican-themed dinner party and someone brought all the fixings and then made … Continue reading

Turkish Pasta with Feta, Yogurt and Dill

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Another recipe from the Food52 Cookbook Club! I would probably not have tried unless others in the group had written about how good it was, but like everything I’ve made from Simple so far, it was delicious. The combination of … Continue reading

Wine-Braised Chicken with Shallots and Pancetta

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What five things do you always have in your refrigerator? I don’t wonder about the normal things like milk and eggs but about the things that are a little different and are used in the food you especially like to … Continue reading