November 12, 2008

Lemon Fusilli with Arugula (by you know who)

lemon fusilli pasta

I practically don’t even have to credit my recipes anymore. Call me biased and closed-minded, but Ina just knows her stuff . And on a lazy Sunday morning as I was doing some grocery shopping, a simple Ina pasta recipe sounded like a good idea for dinner. Now before I go any further, there’s something I should tell you: this recipe calls for heavy cream.

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April 14, 2008

Ina Garten’s Lemon Yogurt Cake

Lemon Yogurt Cake

It’s no secret how I feel about Ina and her recipes. They’re so wonderfully simple and elegant – just like her! In fact I was watching the Chefography of the Food Network this weekend and Bob Tuschman, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for the Food Network, said that he cooked with Ina Garten’s cookbooks long before she appeared on the Network. He said that her recipes made him look good, and I completely agree. This recipe makes you look real good.

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March 31, 2008

If Spring Isn’t Here Yet, I’m Going To Keep Cooking Winter Food

Bowls of Ribollita

This post is my protest to Mother Nature. As Hillary mentioned last week, the first day of Spring in Chicago came and went without so much as a break in the cold temperatures or a pause in the snow. We’re still quite cold and dreary here. And even though our loyal Cub’s fans are willing to pretend it’s baseball weather, I don’t think I’ll be in that mentality until I see some sunshine.

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January 16, 2008

Birthday Cake for our 1st Birthday

What’s the best present you can give a food blog on its birthday? CAKE! In honor of our blog’s first birthday, I decided to bake my first cake. Well, I’ve baked cakes before, but this was my first one from scratch. I’m usually a cookie girl when it comes to baking, but maybe I’ve been watching too much Barefoot Contessa since Ina makes it look so easy. I should have known better.

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