Pumpkin Ravioli with Walnut Cream Sauce

November 17, 2011
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One of my favorite things to make from scratch is pasta.  It’s pretty easy, and very social – a great group activity.  I had never, however, tackled making a filled pasta from scratch because the idea was pretty daunting.   But, if there’s one thing I learned from my old church in Philadelphia though, it’s […]

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Creamy Pumpkin Penne

November 16, 2011
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I have a confession to make.  As much as I love pumpkin baked goods, I have never tried a savory pumpkin dish.  I’m not a fan of squash, so pumpkin seemed infinitely unlikable.  I definitely had to step out of my comfort zone to make this dish, and I’m thrilled that I did.  While preparing the meal, there […]

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Pumpkin Polenta with Black Beans and Chorizo

November 15, 2011
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This is a recipe I have been making for years, yet somehow has never made it onto Domestic Pursuits! It’s one of those ones I’ve committed to memory I make it so often, and also it’s the reason why canned pumpkin is a year round staple in my pantry. My excuse is that it’s hard […]

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Beef Wellington

August 20, 2011

I have had a curiosity about making Beef Wellington since I started watching the fantastic show Hell’s Kitchen, cause they seem to serve it every night for dinner, and it NEVER, EVER comes out right.  It perplexed me, because it seems to constantly elude the cadre of inept chefs for the entire season.  I figure, if […]

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August 20, 2011

For me, gnocchi always seems like a dish that is way to involved to make, particularly when one can pick up passable store-made gnocchi to whip up for dinner.  This recipe, however, changed all that.  I found this recipe on thenaptimechef.com, and clearly as it’s something a busy mom can make during precious naptime, I figured […]

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Chipotle Barbeque Pulled Pork

June 11, 2011

Don’t get me wrong, my husband makes me pulled pork all the time – his recipe is just ‘put a pork shoulder, a can of Coke, and a bottle of barbeque sauce in a slow-cooker and turn it on.’  Not that there is anything wrong with his recipe – it actually tastes fantastic – but, […]

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April 21, 2011

Finally, a return to my 30 things to make while I’m 30.  Starting to run out of time, here – I’ll be 31 in only 4 months from tomorrow!  I have a lot of the recipes ready for blogging, but things have been a little crazy ’round here lately, and I’ll admit I’ve been slacking […]

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Fish Tacos

February 22, 2011

Another entry from my 30 while 30 list!  I, believe it or not, had never had a fish taco until I made this recipe.  I saw Alton Brown do this on the food network and thought – well that looks easy enough that I could do it!  It certainly sounded tasty too.  Lately all I’ve been thinking […]

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French Meat Pie

February 3, 2011

Now this my friends brings me back to my childhood.  I grew up in southeastern Massachusetts where every year at Christmas, there was a fantastic Christmas Light display at LaSalette shrine – my family would go every year, and as part of the fun we’d have a hot toddy, and perhaps a nice slice of French […]

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Conquering the deep freeze- 5 foods to heat up any dish

January 9, 2011

A trip to the warehouse club can be a dangerous thing if you own a chest freezer.  One moment you’re innocently walking down an aisle buying a package of toilet paper, and the next thing you know– you have a 48-pack of mini quiche sitting in your deep freezer.  How long has it been there? […]

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