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Hot Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers

The Butcher Shoppe in Lake Poconos was selling homemade, hot Italian sausage that the owner warned us, several times, of it’s spiciness.  Yeah right, we said.  Give us six.  They were very hot and spicy, but in a good way … Continue reading

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Hot Italian Sausages with Peppers

In the beginning of my married, cooking life it was necessary to school my husband and children in the mathematics of taste.  One of my first lessons was Mild = Tasteless. Having grown up eating in a family who didn’t see anything wrong … Continue reading

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Practice What You Preach

When speaking to the French about their style of pizza, I’ve always been snobbish and probably annoying, yet honest.  It’s true that their pizza sauce, when there is any, doesn’t have the necessary Italian herbs and aromatics and that their crusts lack … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks with Pappardelle Pasta

Some of the best lamb shanks I’ve ever eaten were at The Cathedral Restaurant in Sens, France.  Of course this was when the Cathedral was cooking everything fresh from the market.  Unfortunately, at least for the past 2 years, most of their ingredients … Continue reading

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Sunday, Sunday: Cherry Tomato Sauce

My husband left South Sudan yesterday after meeting with Madame Hillary Clinton who commended him on the fantastic job he did as the first mission director to this 1 year old nation.  Thanks Hills, but although we didn’t mind lending … Continue reading

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Baked Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Did you ever wonder what the point of having a microwave was, besides it’s ability to reheat leftovers and defrost frozen items if you watch it carefully?  While I would never cook a meal or anything major in a microwave, … Continue reading

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