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Risotto with Ramps, Peas, and Pickled Carrots

13 May 2014

Risotto with Ramps, Peas, and Pickled Carrots

Risotto is a labor of love, a dish where you must commit to standing and stirring from the beginning all the way till the dish is done. I call it Granny food since it brings to mind the iconic Italian granny, Nonna, standing over the hot pot, stirring for the full time it takes to make risotto. [...]

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Homemade Corn Tortillas

08 May 2014

homemade corn tortillas

This past Monday was Cinco de Mayo, and the mini-chefs celebrated by making some soft tacos, complete with homemade corn tortillas. Since my mom grew up in New Mexico, we never really had anything but homemade tortillas growing up. Her sister, my Aunt Holly, and her husband owned a Mexican restaurant when I was a [...]

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Lemon Ricotta Cake with a Raspberry Jam Swirl

01 May 2014

lemon ricotta and raspeveryy jam tea cake

During each cooking class semester, we make one dessert, and the mini-chefs let it be known that they wanted that dessert to be cake this semester. In a rather bleak part of this year’s frigid March, we were all craving sunshine. Around the same time on Facebook, a friend was having her birthday and was [...]

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3!

29 April 2014

3

Happy Birthday to Her Pinkness, our funny girl, clever and kind-to-the-core. Third time really is a charm.

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Wedge Salad with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

02 April 2014

wedge salad with ranch dressing

A few weeks back, my older daughter came to me saying she would like to try salad. Trying not to show my surprise, I told her that I could probably hook her up with some salad seeing as we have one several times a week around our place. My son loves salad and eats them [...]

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