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Feb. 4, 2011 4:20 pm 
Updated: Feb. 5, 2011 6:27 pm
My husband has been on the search for a good bread recipe.  He has been perfecting "french bread rolls to die for".  He's made it about 6 times in the past 3 weeks, which has allowed us to enjoy fresh bread and not have to buy commercial bread for sandwiches.  It's amazing.  I… MORE
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Feb. 4, 2011 4:06 pm 
Updated: Feb. 7, 2011 3:17 pm
So this is my latest favorite food network show.  I love Anne Burrell...she really seems down to earth and I find her show very easy to watch and learn from.  So we were inspired by a couple things we watched her make, particularly her lasagna.  So we made it.  Instead of the zucchini, we… MORE
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Feb. 4, 2011 3:54 pm 
Updated: Feb. 4, 2011 6:03 pm
So our first dinner party was January 16.  Have to admit we sort of forgot about it until my friend texted us the day before.  But we were up for the challenge to pull it together! Our menu was going to be Mexican-inspired.  Ribs in salsa verde, served over rice and black bean medley on the… MORE
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Feb. 4, 2011 3:43 pm 
Updated: Feb. 5, 2011 10:10 am
Came home to Willy making a Spanish tortilla!  Instead of dicing the potato, he sliced it into thin circular slices and fried them till slightly browned and crispy (almost like a thick potato chip).  Then he browned onions on the bottom and layered some artichoke hearts, sliced tomato, salami… MORE
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Day 1 
Jan. 4, 2011 5:45 pm 
Updated: Feb. 1, 2011 8:26 pm
Our first homecooked meal of the year had me finding a way to use up chicken breasts and some veggies from my crisper drawer.  I also was hoping to use some crushed tomatoes leftover from making pizza sauce a few days before.  Rather than take the easy way out and toss the above with some… MORE
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Jan. 4, 2011 3:48 pm 
Updated: Jan. 5, 2011 3:10 am
On Sunday, January 2, my friend invited Willy (my husband) and I to her boyfriend's house for dinner.  Her boyfriend made dinner, a delightful cracked pepper-encrusted filet mignon with a flavorful brandy cream glaze, with yukon gold fries and simple garlic asparagus for the sides.  For… MORE
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About Me
My favorite things to cook
Soups and stews...comfort food
My favorite family cooking traditions
Homestyle Chinese food, Puerto Rican stick-to-your-ribs goodness. I love cooking for the end of year holidays...roast turkey and peril!
My cooking triumphs
Whenever a meal I make is eaten in silence for the first 2minutes. :)
My cooking tragedies
I love cornbread, but cornbread doesn't love me back...have tried 2 recipes so far but still looking.
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