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Garlic

Fresh Blue Crab Beer Boil

May 6, 2011
Blue Crab Boil

A few weeks ago my husband came home from work with a surprise for me, a plastic bag filled with live Blue Crabs. Oh yea, that’s what I want to see at 5pm after a rather stressful day, a big bag of live sea creatures. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but sometimes I do […]

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Bread and Butter Pickles

April 29, 2011
Bread and Butter Pickles

Since I am so looking forward to summer this year, I decided to post my Bread and Butter Sweet Pickles. And this post has been written and waiting to be posted since last summer! I love sweet pickles and they are one of my favorite late night snacks. And I particularly like this recipe because […]

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Sushi!

March 21, 2011
Salmon and Yellowtail Tuna Sushi

Well I finally did it, I made Sushi! And it was so easy, I don’t know why I’ve never made it before. Every few months Mr. Tastebuds and I make a trip to Mitsuwa Market which is a huge Asian grocery store. I love going there because 90% of the time, I have no idea […]

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Spaghetti-Os **Rated “PG-13”

March 14, 2011
Spaghetti-Os  **Rated PG-13

I’ve been having so much fun using different pasta shapes and this time I decided to try Anellini Pasta which might be better known as the “O” in Spaghetti-Os! But this is not canned SpaghettiOs that most children seem to love, this is definitely an “adult” recipe. Now I do enjoy my pasta and could […]

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Cashew Chicken With Broccoli – Call it Dinner!

March 2, 2011
Cashew Chicken With Broccoli

Well it’s finally March and I am now beginning to see the end to another long, hard winter. Although I did live in Florida for a while, most of my life I lived in colder climates known for their winters. When we moved to Chicago, all I heard was “oh you just wait, you’ve never […]

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Tuxedo Pasta Aglio e Olio

February 17, 2011
Black Ink Pasta Aglio e Olio

Isn’t this pasta a hoot! I picked it up at Homegoods right before Christmas along with several other unique pasta shapes. Most of the specialty stores stock so much fun food during the holidays and I always look forward to it. But I do think the black-striped Farfalle is about the cutest pasta I’ve seen […]

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Sautéed Potato Gnocchi with Three Sauces

February 11, 2011
Potato Gnocchi with Three Sauces

Sometimes I am inspired by long ago memories of warm cookies in our family kitchen. And then sometimes even a faint odor of garlic will cause massive creativity! And if I take my time in the fruit aisle at my market, I just can’t resist loading my cart with the gorgeous colors of raspberries, apples […]

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Roasted Tilapia, Tomatoes and Garlic

February 9, 2011
Roasted Tilapia, Tomatoes and Garlic

I was thumbing through a “Woman’s Day” magazine recently and came upon an article titled “7 Secrets of Low Stress Families”. Expert researchers observed 32 California families over a 4 day period, recording every eye roll, sneeze, tantrum, hug and laugh. I was just scanning the article but when I saw “Low Stress Moms make […]

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