Pissaladière (French Pizza)


I spent my senior year of high school as an exchange student in the Alsasce region of France.  How my parents managed to pull that off in the middle of a divorce on a church salary and as a full time student I have no idea, but I am eternally grateful. I took full advantage…

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Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta


In a world full of uncertainty, there are a few things you can count on beyond death and taxes. Every time we think our schedule is now clear, it will fill up. Overnight. Johnny Depp may be weird, but he’s easy on the eyes. Shortly after you take delivery of seventeen chicks and five ducklings…

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Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza


Today I have the second of the three pizzas I planned to share with you for Pizza Week. You can see the dough recipe here and the Spinach and Garlic Alfredo Pizza here. Hooray for pizza! Now, I can’t speak for your own mother, but I -for one- would be thrilled with a homemade pizza…

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Japanese Salmon over Linguine


There are some dishes that come to define special occasions. We have a few of them… The boys’ birthdays almost inevitably have Sticky Chicky Bones and Pig Tails. Thanksgiving means Cranberry Upside Down Cake and Baked Chocolate Custards. Christmas Eve is our potsticker extravaganza. Easter always brings Bunny Bread. Just as much as we can…

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English Muffin Bread Pizzas


I’ve entered that parenting stage where I am, apparently, running a taxi service for my children. I always thought the whole “Mom’s Taxi” thing was a cliché. It isn’t. Clearly. I mean wow. I’m still having trouble mentally adjusting to the fact that I’m a grown up, let alone that  I have an honest-to-goodness teenager…

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Creamy Bacon Gorgonzola Gnocchi


My kids friends are good sports. They follow my weirdo rules (no Minecraft or Wii before three p.m. unless there are extenuating circumstances like broken bones or cruddy life events, no drinks in the den, don’t chase the dog, and -most importantly- love is the final rule.) Yeah. Like I said, they’re good sports. They…

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Bubble Pizza (Pizza Monkey Bread)


Isn’t there some sort of sporting event coming up this weekend? Some big deal? Football something or other? I’m a little fuzzy on that point, I’m just thinking I’ve heard talk. Anyway, if you happen to be going somewhere or having lots of people over, you might be expected to have some finger food available….

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One Pot Tex Mex Pasta Toss


Yesterday, I banged the drum for playing with your food and above is my proof of why that is a virtuous kitchen activity. You are looking at a creamy tomato pasta with chorizo, black olives, cilantro, sour cream and candied jalapenos. …And scene. No. It doesn’t really end there, although since we are two days…

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