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Shrimp and Chicken Sausage Pasta

  Pasta has always been one of my favorite meals to prepare because it’s quick and easy to make during a busy workweek and it doesn’t require that many ingredients. When I worked at a hotel where ...

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Food Comics: Slow Cooker Bolognese

We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident Cartoonist Tom O'Brien illustrates his cooking adventures. Here, he shows you how to make a Bolognese sauce in your ...

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My Garganelli Pasta Journey

  Making pasta has always been fun for me. I love making filled pastas like ravioli and tortellini, and I enjoy experimenting with different flavors of gnocchi. There are the noodle-shaped pastas ...

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Delicata Squash Gnocchi

All hail delicata squash! Since I stock up on delicata now that it’s showing up in grocery stores and farmers markets, much like when I go apple picking and make all things apple, this time I am ...

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Rigatoni Pie Alla Vodka: a Terrifying Challenge Conquered

  I love taking on challenges in the kitchen, and they usually involve baking. But for at least two years I’ve been curious about the process of making a Rigatoni Pie.

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A Grown-Up Version of a Childhood Favorite: Buttered Noodles

Like many of you, I sometimes struggle to cook at home. It's easier to order out or heat up a frozen meal. But cooking for yourself can be just as convenient as ordering Postmates for the fifth night ...

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A Farewell to the Sweet Corn of Summer

  I love reading recipes. I’ve researched and downloaded so many of them that I’ll never be able to cook even half of them. But the fun and enjoyment for me has always been the process of researching ...

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End of Summer Bounty: Easy Tomato Sauce

  Tomatoes bursting on the vine? Herbs going to flower? Is overabundance wreaking havoc in your garden? Whip up an incredibly simple tomato sauce and hold onto Summer’s bounty for a little longer.

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Family Cooking isn't Always Pretty, but it can be Delicious

  With a family of six, my oldest sister cooks about four times a week. While her cooking ranges from challenging to easy, I liked one of her recent meals because it was delicious, the kids were able ...

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One Pot of Bolognese = Five Different Dishes

My late husband never ate leftovers growing up. His mom prepared exactly enough food for that dinner each night and that was that. He told me that he never even heard the word leftover until he went ...

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