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This is soooo good! Thyme Rubbed Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower "Risotto"
Having cut down on the number of people eating at our house (they have grown and flown the coup!) here is a great one pan, two dish recipe Thyme-Rubbed Salmon recipe, Roasted Cauliflower "Risotto"

It comes from Carla Snyder's new cookbook - One Pan Two Dishes. Delicious and only 5 ingredients.

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It's cold and snowy in New England. Nothing better than Beans with Kale and Portuguese Sausage Soup. Really good comfort food.

This year has probably been one of the coldest that we, New Englanders, have had in quite a few years. We have also been making more soup recipes than ever before because for us it is true comfort food at our house. Making a big pot of soup on a Sunday and using it for dinners and lunches makes for an easy week when you work long days.

As we became accustomed to new variations of chicken soups and lentil soups, conversation around a hearty kale soup began. Jeff was looking for some new soup and stew recipes when he found this recipe for Beans with Kale and Portuguese Sausage on It looked easy to make and there is nothing better than white beans, Portuguese sausage and kale, with a spicy kick from some crushed red pepper flakes...COMFORT FOOD!

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One of the BEST biscotti you will ever make - Cornmeal Craisin Biscotti with Toasted Walnuts and Orange Zest.
Bet you can't eat just one.
Here is the recipe!
Cornmeal Craisin Biscotti with Toasted Walnuts and Orange Rind
(adapted from David Lebovitz - Cornmeal Biscotti)

(We doubles this recipe to make about 60 cookies)

3 cups of flour

1 cup of cornmeal, preferably stone ground

2 cups of sugar

2 teaspoons of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

4 eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Zest of one orange

1/2 cup of butter, melted and cooled

1-1/2 cups of craisins

2 cups of walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped

3-4 tablespoons of demerara sugar 


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, place parchment paper on 3 cookie sheets.

2. In a large bowl, place the dry ingredients of flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix together and then put aside.

3. In a small bowl, mix eggs, vanilla and orange zest with a small hand whisk.

4. Make a well in the dry ingredients bowl. Pour in the egg mixture, stir, then add the melted butter. Mix until the batter becomes wet and crumbly. Add the craisins and walnuts and mix to incorporate all ingredients.

5. Place the mixture on a slightly floured counter or board and knead a few times. Divide the dough into three pieces. Roll two logs 2 inches by 13 inches from each piece. Place 2 logs per cookie sheet. 

6. Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly golden and they feel set. Remove from oven and cool for 20 minutes.

7. Reduce the oven to 250 degrees. Remove the biscotti from the parchment paper and using a serrated knife, cut the biscotti on a diagonal about 1 inch apart. 

8. Place the cookies on the cookie sheet (no parchment paper needed) and bake for 20 minutes. remove from oven and cool.

9. Enjoy and then freeze a few. Always great to have something special when guests stop by.

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Not your average muffin...if you like blueberry muffins, you'll love blackberry muffines!

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One of Jeff and my favorite restaurants is the Belfry Bistro. It is located on the first floor of what is known as the Belfry Inne. It was originally a church called The Abbey, the third Catholic Church in Sandwich, built in 1900. The interior is beautiful, not to mention the 6 bedrooms located on the second floor. 

Jeff and I found this restaurant in 2003 when we celebrate Thanksgiving there. It was a quiet year and we didn't have any guests for the holiday. We decided we would eat dinner out and it was the best decision we ever made. We have stayed in the Abbey Rooms located on the second floor, along with enjoying many dinners with family and friends over the years. We have also celebrated life's milestones - namely my 50th. 

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Lemon Chicken Soup with Pasta and Artichoke Hearts - A great twist on a traditional chicken soup recipe!

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Do you like sour lemon drops? How about lemon drop cookies? Sweet and sour...YUM! 
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Quick and Easy Recipes | recipes about the food we create and the people we share it with!
My husband and I are passionate cooks who enjoy finding our next new and interesting recipe from our 100 cookbooks, 1000+ magazines and plenty of food websites.

We find recipes and create dishes for our family. Sometimes we follow the directions for the recipe, other times we may adapt the recipe to our palette or the ingredients we have available.

We make traditional American recipes as well as Italian, French, Greek, Spanish, Irish and Asian fare.

We create recipes that include everything from 
We have 6 children (some leave, some stay and some come back again) and one parent in our immediate home, extended family and wonderful friends who break bread with us on a regular basis. We appreciate their willingness to eat the "next great thing" that is served their way.