Category Archives: A Little Spicy

Salt and Pepper Cocoa Shortbread

I created these a long while back and brought them along to a picnic. I forgot all about them but my 3rd base-playing friend, LB, did not. She reminded me of how much she loved those cookies several times over … Continue reading

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Pasta alla Norma

This is a recipe I fell in love with during my semester in Italy a million years ago. Our Regional Cooking Instructor was a master. I tasted everything we made, relished everything he brought us, and went every place he … Continue reading

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My Newest Obsession is a Chickpea Flatbread Called Socca

A potential vendor at the SFC Farmers’ Market brought tons of food for staff to sample the other day and whenever there is a specific gluten free option I am immediately called from my desk to try it. This time … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Chicken Meatball Goodness

Returning from a vacation means there is likely nothing in your refrigerator. Depending on the time your flight, ride, or boat arrives in town you may not even have the energy or patience to search the cupboard to see if … Continue reading

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Roasted Cherry Tomato and Sausage over Soft Polenta

I made dinner recently for a fairly particular eater whom I’d never cooked for before- let’s call him The Writer. It seems he “wants” to be open to new foods, but I’m not really sure how deep that runs. No … Continue reading

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Mussels with Leeks and Smokey Paprika

Did you know that Bivalves must stay alive until the time you cook them or you can poison your eaters? True story. I’ve known this since I started liking mussels and clams and usually the fish people remind you as … Continue reading

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Sweet and Spicy Pepper Feta Spread

This was one of the many simple sides made during the Middle Eastern Feast. One of the great things about this side is that it acts as a shortcut to make several sides: overlap a few ingredients here and there … Continue reading

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