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Posh Sausage Roll

by Janelle 12.23.2013
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Last night I baked a posh take on a sausage roll and it was so scrumptious I couldn’t wait to share it with you all. I was watching chef Glynn Purnell cook up this much-loved savory pastry on a Christmas-themed cooking show hosted by chef Michel Roux, Jr., and I was so intrigued by what I […]

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Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers

by Janelle 11.20.2013
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Here is my grandmother’s tried-and-true recipe for the best Italian-style stuffed peppers.  Although I have made a few modern variations on stuffed peppers recently (some unsuccessful, I must admit), I wanted to take it back and make the *real* stuffed peppers my family and I have enjoyed for years so I asked my grandmother for […]

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Osso Buco

by Janelle 11.18.2013
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Last weekend we visited my family in America and I was delighted to help my mom and grandmother cook up a Milanese classic, veal Osso Buco. A traditional Osso Buco consists of thick-cut, bone-in veal shanks that are braised for several hours in a white wine, tomato and herb sauce, and finished with a piquant […]

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Beef Stew with Rosemary

by Janelle 10.17.2013
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Here is a recipe I made recently for a hearty and filling homemade beef stew. The stew is made with good quality stewing steak and plenty of red wine and rosemary for depth and flavor. Instead of starchy potatoes, I used onions, carrots, parsnips and green peas to add texture and volume. Parsnips are root […]

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Curried Dhal with Grilled Eggplant

by Janelle 10.09.2013
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I had some extra red lentils leftover from when I made my Red Lentil, Carrot & Cumin Soup, so I decided to make another dish featuring these much-loved legumes. Prior to this recent lentil kick, I didn’t realize how high in protein lentils are. In fact, they contain 26 grams of protein per 100 grams […]

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Red Lentil, Carrot & Cumin Soup

by Janelle 10.04.2013
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Here is a lovely recipe for a healthy Red Lentil, Carrot & Cumin Soup. This soup is full of warm, spicy flavors and quite simple to make. I always like to cook a few healthy dinners during the week to balance out some indulgent ones frequently consumed on the weekends (see here and here), and this […]

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Secret Chicken Noodle Soup

by Janelle 09.30.2013
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There is nothing more comforting and warming than a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. I have a secret recipe that will change how you make chicken soup forever (promise!). The ingredient list may seem ordinary and pretty straightforward, but it’s the method that will create the most richly colored and full flavored soup. The […]

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Favorite Fall Recipes

by Janelle 09.25.2013
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Autumn has officially arrived and if you are like me, that means it’s time to get going on some warm and comforting fall recipes. There is nothing better than a hearty soup, succulent roast, or delectable spiced pumpkin cake this time of year, so I thought I’d round up some of my favorite fall recipes […]

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Chicken Saltimbocca

by Janelle 09.23.2013
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Chicken Saltimbocca is an old-school Italian dish with a ton of flavor and pizazz. Saltimbocca translates to “jump in the mouth” and it’s easy to understand how this meal got its name once you take your first bite. You may think Chicken Saltimbocca is only something to enjoy at your favorite Italian restaurant, but my […]

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Frittata with Bacon & Fresh Ricotta

by Janelle 09.13.2013
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Frittatas are famous for being quick and easy to make and for that reason I find myself baking them quite often whenever I am in need of a simple, weeknight dinner. In the past I have experimented with many different combinations of ingredients, one of my favorites being asparagus and gruyere. Your creativity as a […]

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