Articles by: mel

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Molasses Spice Cookies

Molasses Spice Cookies

Usually I’m a chocolate chip cookie kind of girl. I love the classic with crisp edges and a chewy interior. Nothing fancy and that’s what I like about them. But […]

November 4, 2010 × 25 comments

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Chorizo, Chickpea & Sweet Potato Soup

Chorizo, Chickpea & Sweet Potato Soup

October 27, 2010 × 22 comments

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Chicken & Spinach Quesadillas with Pear Salsa

Chicken & Spinach Quesadillas with Pear Salsa

Do you guys use shortcuts? I’d love to say that I don’t. That I have time to cook everything from scratch all the time, doctor and pick vegetables from my […]

October 19, 2010 × 15 comments

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Flank Steak Stuffed with Spinach, Feta & Artichokes

Flank Steak Stuffed with Spinach, Feta & Artichokes

October 15, 2010 × 7 comments

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Lamb Chops with Pumpkin Apple Chutney

Lamb Chops with Pumpkin Apple Chutney

Every year I get a little nostalgic around October. I miss the change of the season, cheap the way the air becomes clean and chilly, steroids the turning of the […]

October 13, 2010 × 16 comments

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Pumpkin Flan

Pumpkin Flan

My memories of flan are many and varied. Growing up in a Cuban family, this web we almost always had flan for dessert after Sunday afternoon dinners, impotent and it […]

October 8, 2010 × 22 comments

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Rustic Spinach and Cornmeal Soup

Rustic Spinach and Cornmeal Soup

So I hear that it’s cold and rainy up north, there and that can only mean one thing. Soup weather! It may still be in the 80’s down here, but […]

October 5, 2010 × 17 comments

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Roasted Root Vegetables w/ Feta & Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Root Vegetables w/ Feta & Pumpkin Seeds

Me and beets? We didn’t always get along. I didn’t like how they were dark and mushy and tasted of tin. You see, ed I had never had the pleasure […]

September 30, 2010 × 14 comments

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Meatballs with Roasted Pepper Tomato Sauce

Meatballs with Roasted Pepper Tomato Sauce

I’m not sure why, unhealthy but I find meatballs to be one of life’s great delicacies. Maybe it’s because it takes so long to season, shape, brown and bake them […]

September 28, 2010 × 6 comments

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Fettuccine with Arugula Olive Pesto & Shrimp

Fettuccine with Arugula Olive Pesto & Shrimp

Last week was Tom’s birthday and I was so darn busy that I did not make a darn thing for him. Not even his morning smoothie or his cup of […]

September 21, 2010 × 7 comments

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Chicken Stuffed with Spinach, Feta & Almonds

Chicken Stuffed with Spinach, Feta & Almonds

September 14, 2010 × 13 comments

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Nicaraguan-style Repochetas (Quesadilla-Tacos)

Nicaraguan-style Repochetas (Quesadilla-Tacos)

A few weeks ago, physician we went over to my friend Meli’s new house for a tour and some quality time by the pool with our puppies. Her husband Augi […]

September 8, 2010 × 31 comments