Monthly Archives: February 2013

7 Takes, Take 7

–1– I started typing the title of this post, “7 Quick Takes Volume 7” and my nerdy self realized that this might be an opportunity for a palindrome.  So without further ado, may I present “7TT7” (never mind there are … Continue reading

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Our Ash Wednesday Dinner: Blackened Tilapia with Fettuccine Alfredo, from Catholic Digest

   When I opened up the most recent issue of Catholic Digest, I was delighted to see several meatless recipes for Lent.  I picked this one to make for Ash Wednesday: BLACKENED TILAPIA WITH FETTUCCINE ALFREDO 2 teaspoons paprika (I … Continue reading

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Szechuan Pepper Beef Noodles, from Every Day with Rachael Ray

I love that so many of Rachael Ray’s recipes are prepared in 30 minutes.  (Well, for me, they usually take longer.  Besides, I’m convinced that “30 minutes” doesn’t include the time it takes to chop and mince things.  Whatever; if … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes Volume Six

–1– What We’re Doing For Lent I’m giving up alcohol.  My daily routine often includes an afternoon or evening glass of wine (sometimes two if it’s a weekend).  Or I might have a little Bailey’s or limoncello before bed.  I … Continue reading

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Godspeed, Papa Benny

It’s Mardi Gras and I don’t feel much like celebrating.  I’m really not sad or depressed, just…thoughtful.  I woke up yesterday at my usual way-too-early hour and read that Pope Benedict was about to canonize eight hundred new saints.  Wow!  … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, Volume 5

–1– Larry, our oldest, turned sixteen last month.  It was only yesterday that he was born, it seems; now he’s old enough to drive.  For his birthday, he requested tacos for dinner (click here for a great recipe for taco … Continue reading

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Fine Cooking: Caramelized Onion Risotto

I had never made risotto before.  Until recently, I really didn’t know what it was.   Just this past summer Joe and I were having dinner at our favorite local Italian restaurant, and I was talking with one of the … Continue reading

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