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This is the stuff...one of the best recipes I've got. A friend gave it to me back in 2006 and I have made it for about 254 parties since then...give or take a couple. Spinach Artichoke Dip 10 oz frozen... Continue »
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Not a fan of cauliflower? That is about to change....I promise you. I've never had strong feelings one way or another about cauliflower, perhaps because it always just struck me as a not very exciting veg. Rather bland to look at, not much better to taste, it seemed one of those "blank canvas" types of items that I never took... Continue »
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No, I'm not even trying to be funny with these wrinkled dresses (but I'm dying laughing looking at them now — seriously?). This is actually the best I can do. We'll have to use our imagination to visualize what these... Continue »
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I found some fresh Mexican chourico (chorizo) at the market the other day and it immediately reminded me of a great restaurant dish I had a while back. Not knowing when I would find fresh chourico again (around here we usually see the Spanish smoked and cured version of the spicy sausage), I bought a couple packs for freezing. So... Continue »
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You may have seen the title of this post and thought it contained a spelling error. This delectable potato-filled Polish treat can actually be spelled a myriad of different ways (like perogi, pierogy, perogy, pierógi, pyrohy, pirogi, or pyrogie), but wasn't it Shakespeare who said, "What's in a name? A pierogi by any other spelling would totally be as delicious." I'm pretty sure that's what he said. I'm originally from... Continue »
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I'm back with the second of three installments of Weaving Class to teach you how to make simple shapes and customize your wall hanging with a little paint and fun tassels. In the first class we covered the general tools you need to get started and set the foundation with a few basic things you need to know to create your first wall hanging. If you find yourself getting stuck... Continue »
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I feel like I'm on the verge of another "chef crush". First there was Thomas Keller, the super talented and famous chef behind "The French Laundry", "Per Se", "Bouchon Bakery" and "Ad Hoc". Over the years I've cooked and shared a number of his recipes here, and each has been the perfect expression of what the dish should be. From... Continue »
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Really this post could be called my favorite tricks for photographing anything. I have about seven techniques (not included here are holding an object in my fingers against a clean wall (example!) or holding an object in my palm against... Continue »
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Hello, everyone! It's Rubyellen, and I have had such a busy spring that I haven't been popping up here much, but I'm back and have some fun projects to share with you. I was doing some random online window-shopping and came across this really cute bag from Anthropologie, and while I loved it, I knew I could make my own, so I set off to do just that. I love... Continue »
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Fried brussels sprouts seem to be all the rage these days, available on many restaraunt's menus as an appetizer or side-dish. I first encountered them over a year ago at a local place called the Rye Tavern, and from my first bite was smitten. In my youth I hated the little buggers because back then about the only way they... Continue »
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I can't believe I'm about to say this, but there is just too much good food in the world. Every day I seem to add to my list of recipes to try - some pulled from magazines, others clipped from favorite websites. There are some recipes that I've had in my "to cook" queue for years now and I am... Continue »
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We were very lucky: my mom saved my entire baby book collection and we were gifted many beautiful books so when Ellerie was born she had a full library at her disposal. For this post, I wanted to share some... Continue »
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It had been months since I'd had lamb, so the other day at the market when I saw that they had boneless leg of lamb on sale I picked one up. I didn't have a particular recipe in mind when I bought the meat, I just figured I'd coat it in some sort of fresh herb rub, tie it up... Continue »
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My first e-course of 2014 is here! 52 Weeks of Art Journaling has had a lot of love and emotion put into it these last few months as it started out as another idea and developed into something special. I've designed this course to offer 52 different challenges and 52... Continue »
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My mom and dad were in town visiting last weekend and for their first night here I cooked up another batch of the Stuffed Chicken with Herb Gravy that I posted last week, but this time made it with some creamy, goat cheese polenta as a side instead of the mashed spuds I used the first time around. It was... Continue »
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Over the past year I have been slowly easing my way back into the scrapbooking hobby. It started with the revelation that I hadn't printed out photos in several years and that my husband and I had almost no printed photos or albums in our home (yikes!!) I talked about it a little here. I experimented with different ideas and eventually found a method that change my whole perspective on... Continue »
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How to make a homemade Hummus is something I teach the students at each and every Cooking Matters class that I instruct. Why? Because it is super tasty, quite healthy, wicked versatile, and SO MUCH cheaper to make yourself then to buy at the store. A container that would cost you $5 at the store can probably be made for... Continue »
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It's soup season guys. We recently posted about ten of our favorite soup recipes. And, it got me thinking. I really loved this asian style dumpling soup. It's the dumplings, really. Love them. It kind of has the same effect as ramen noodle soup. It's just warm, carb-y, comforting goodness. So, I decided to spice things up and play around with new flavors. What I love about making your own... Continue »
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I arrived a little early to a Share Our Strength benefit a few weeks back, and having missed lunch that day, was starving. Luckily the event was being held at the fabulous Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant in South Boston so there was plenty of good food on offer. I grabbed a seat at the bar, ordered an IPA and one... Continue »
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One of my favorite things I have done on the blog is the 40 loaves project. Over a period of about 18 months, I tried and shared 40 different bread recipes. From the experience, I learned how to bake all... Continue »
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