Archive for the 'American' Category

Jul 01 2012

Summertime Comfort Food

  Roasted Garlic and Tomato Mozzarella Pasta Salad What do you eat when it’s 97 degrees out? Most people opt for salads for that crisp refreshing bite. With the wide assortment of lettuces available in your supermarket now, you can never grow tired of lettuce. Or can you? Well, good thing there’s pasta who is […]

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Apr 14 2012

Bringing Home New Orleans

From brass bands to cabarets, sazeracs to hand grenades,  shot gun homes to French colonials, and seafood gumbos to beignets, the city of New Orleans has an essence, a culture, and identity of its own. Whether I’m walking on Bourbon watching the ladies flaunt their flesh or on Frenchman where trumpets and saxophones pump life […]

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Mar 22 2012

Spring Fling with Five Fresh Friends

Published by under American,Italian,Pasta,Vegetarian

Avocado-Herb Pesto Linguini What is spring to you? The scent of cherry blossom trees? The first blooming bud in a grassy field? The dewiness after dawn? For me, it is the aroma of parsley, basil, rosemary, thyme, and tarragon all married in a beautiful potpourri of olfactory heaven. And to celebrate these herbs, I will not […]

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Dec 12 2011

Winter Comfort: Garlic Mac n’ Cheese with a Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan Crust

Published by under American,Classics,Comfort Food

Childhood Favorite with a New Makeover  It all started with a blue box, the go-to-dinner I had taught to make for myself and my sister , Kraft’s Macaroni and Cheese. Yes, I’m talking about the powder cheese and classic elbow pasta. Of course, my palate has matured in the last couple decades, but I still […]

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