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Southern Italian Vegetable Ratatouille

The directions for this recipe are absurd… the reason for not letting any of the vegetables touch until the final moment is beyond me, but I have to say, the results are well worth it. Well worth the prep – chopping and dicing and mincing and more chopping – and the mind boggling instructions (wait,...

Blueberry Pie with Almond Crumble Topping

My aunt mentioned this this pie recipe from the July 2007 Bon Appetit was to die for, so how could I resist trying it? It was really my first attempt at actually making a pie crust (I was really close to just buying one premade), but it wasn’t that hard and turned out pretty darn...

Sushi

Yes, we made sushi. It is surprisingly easy and cheap too (you wouldn’t think that, seeing as they cost around $6 a roll in restaurants!) We made 5 rolls, and even Taylor was stuffed. We made a few regular rolls (seaweed on the outside) and a few inside-out rolls (seaweed on the inside). Sushi Makes...

Noodles with Peanut Sauce, Kale, and Zucchini

First of all, ignore this entire recipe except for the peanut sauce. It just might be the best peanut sauce recipe ever. The veggies were an utter failure. I wouldn’t even be posting this recipe if the peanut sauce hadn’t been so darn good. We don’t have a grill, so maybe they would have been...

Sicilian Penne Without Swordfish

This was a delicious pasta with a ton of flavor! Healthy too (we consider olive oil to be healthy, no matter in what quantity it is used). The original recipe called for swordfish, which didn’t work for us because 1. we couldn’t find it in Kroger, 2. we wouldn’t have wanted to pay the price...

Lentil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Take two on our lentil adventure. This one had a very good flavor, but not enough of it. Try tripling the recipe for the dressing with the same amount of lentils, maybe? We tripled the garlic anyway, but that’s not unusual for us. :) We lessened the parsley, added some fresh basil, and served it...