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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Toasted Pecan Rice Pilaf

This is a quick and easy rice dish you can whip together on a weeknight in short time. It's packed with buttery, toasted pecans and bits of fried ham. A fresh bay leaf and pinch...

8-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

I have three words for you: ultimate comfort food. Cover anything in cheese, and I'm generally a really happy mouse. The more cheese, the better. Eight cheeses? Now that's my idea of heaven on earth. Now,...

Decadent Sweet Cream Rice Pudding

Rice has got to be one of my favorite foods. Fried rice. Buttered rice. Jambalaya. Rice crackers and krispies. You name it, I most likely have a closely-guarded stash of it in my cupboards. I...

Quick Meat Ragout with Orecchiette

This is a rich and hearty sauce that you can make in just about the amount of time it takes to boil a pound of orecchiette. Honest. Italian for "little ears," orecchiette are those nickel-sized round...

Spinach Raviolis with Aged Gorgonzola and Shaved Pear

This dinner is really easy to make—but looks and tastes like you spent hours slaving in the kitchen. The contrasting flavors and textures of a few good, fresh ingredients make this meal something special. Earilier...

Chicken Cooked in Cream

Warning: This isn't diet food. This chicken is comfort food times ten. I was feeling a little under the weather when I got home from the office, and wanted something soothing, warm, salty, and rich....

Easy Sunday Hash Brown Omelette

Omelettes have always been one of my favorite weekend foods. You can get up late, fill one with whatever you have on hand, and it will keep you going for most of the day. When...

Old-Fashioned Pasta Salad

This is one of those recipes that's better the next day. And even better the one after. It's a good base pasta salad recipe, so you can add anything else that you want to it...

Duckie’s Rice Pudding

Duckie was my grandmother, and this is her rice pudding recipe. I use whole milk to make it, because that's the way she did it. Duckie's Rice Pudding 1 quart whole milk 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup uncooked...

Duckie’s French Spaghetti

Duckie was my grandmother. To this day, I'm not quite sure what's French about this recipe, but that's always what she called it. This is a great thing to bring to picnics. It also...

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