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

Sicilian Pizza With Pepperoni and Spicy Tomato Sauce

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I was enticed to read this story about New York’s Finest Sicilian Pizza by the photograph for the article. Then I got to the line about the pepperoni curling up to create “crispy grease chalices”. This description may not appeal … Continue reading

Tin Can Chili

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You could call this chili con carne. Or a bowl of red. I call this Tin Can Chili because the can opener is nearly the only tool you’ll need to make this and because I like the alliteration and because … Continue reading

One-Pan Pasta

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Everybody knows the way to cook pasta is to put it in a large pot of boiling, salted water, stir the pasta so it doesn’t stick, and continue on like that until the pasta is done. Checking the package instructions … Continue reading

World’s Best Braised Green Cabbage

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A recipe for cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day is so predictable. Here it is anyway. I got caught out on a title like this a year ago (The Best Rice Pudding in the World; https://whatfoodimade.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/the-best-rice-pudding-in-the-world). After making it, I found … Continue reading