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Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
A log cabin in northwest Rhode Island
Since 2006, food blogging at The Perfect Pantry® from my log house kitchen. Publishing e-cookbooks from The Perfect Pantry® kitchen.
Interests: travel, cooking, reading, photography, art (seeing and making), trying to get tomatoes to grow in my herb garden.
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With a jar of peanut butter in your pantry, you can whip up savory sauces and stir-fry dishes, or cookies, brownies, or peanut butter pie. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Perfect Pantry®
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The difference between fresh-cooked and canned chickpeas is like night and day. Try this recipe using chickpeas made in the pressure cooker: fast, easy, fresh, with a robust flavoring from gremolata and olives. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Perfect Pantry®
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Ever since I was a child, I've loved raisins, and use them in sweet and savory cooking. How do you feel about raisins? Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Perfect Pantry®
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Get your slow cooker on for this rich brisket and black bean chili with the flavors of Mexican mole. Perfect with a hit of fresh lime and a topping of guacamole. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Nothing beats a great grilled cheese sandwich, whether you cook it on a panini press or in a frying pan on top of the stove. In this sandwich, honey mustard sauce brings mild turkey, brie cheese, spicy arugula and roasted red pepper together. Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Do you have many different salts in your pantry? I love kosher salt for cooking and baking, but for finishing dishes with panache, I reach for coarse sea salt. Do you like, or dislike? Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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When you have a burger craving, try these lighter, healthier tuna burgers slathered with a bit of spicy Sriracha mayonnaise. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Combine the best of several classic chicken stew recipes, and this slow cooker chicken stew with lots of sweet, mellow garlic is the happy result. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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You don't have to be vegetarian to love tofu. Use it in sauces, stir-fries, salads, or cook it on the grill. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Serve lots of brightly colored vegetables in a spaghetti squash boat, and kids will love it! A great vegan and gluten-free main dish. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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My favorite recipes of 2014 include inspirations from around the world. And, for the first time, a pressure cooker recipe makes the list! Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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A new year means a new, lighter, lower-carb eating plan, and that just might include spaghetti squash in place of pasta. Do you like it, or dislike? Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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All of us can do more to end the epidemic of childhood hunger in America. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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A little bit sweet, and a little bit hot: make these turkey meatballs small, and serve them on skewers for a festive appetizer. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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How do you celebrate the new year? We love a good bottle of champagne; it's a once-a-year treat. Do you like champagne, or dislike? Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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It takes just five minutes to get this cake into the oven. Make ahead and freeze, and you'll be ready for any last-minute entertaining. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Are candy canes part of your childhood holiday memories? Share your feelings about candy canes on Like or Dislike. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Set your crockpot to cook this sweet-and-sour red cabbage dish for the whole day, while you're at work, and come home to a wonderful all-purpose side dish that's just as good on hot dogs as it is on the holiday menu. Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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The casual style of poufs -- also called ottomans, hassocks, or footstools -- livens up any decor, and I plan to mix and match several in the small living room space in our new Boston digs. The perfect pouf is firm enough to serve as extra seating, but not so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at Lydia Likes It
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Toast some pecans and you're finished with the cooking! This vegan salad features raw Brussels sprouts and heart-healthy dried blueberries. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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It's hard to imagine winter holidays without the soothing aroma of cinnamon in the house. Whether you're baking with it, or spiking your beverages with it, you absolutely should include cinnamon on the menu. Do you like it, or not? Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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There's nothing more comforting than a steaming bowl of split pea soup on a cold day. Make it fast and easy in the pressure cooker! Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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It's the time of year when everyone bakes cookies. For some new ideas, check out these favorite recipes from food bloggers. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Some tools become instant kitchen classics, like these rasp-shaped graters from Microplane. How did we ever grate or shred or zest without them? Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Take the best parts of a traditional English pub lunch, and pile them on toasted crusty bread for a satisfying lunch or party appetizer. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®