My favorites

My favorites

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My favorites
Sonya's Chicken and Artichoke Bake

Sonya's Chicken and Artichoke Bake

Sonya, my nail tech, was eating her lunch while I was sitting waiting for my nails to dry and I got to see (and sniff) a dish she'd described to me before, her chicken cutlet and artichoke bake
Cinnamon Bun Cake

Cinnamon Bun Cake

Stir together topping ingredients until creamyDrop evenly over batter by tablespoons and swirl through the batter with a knife
Mac n' Cheese

Mac n' Cheese

Of course, my butt will stay in the same zip code if I eat this version instead of my usual Martha Stewart version
Chicken with Broccoli Rabe and White Beans

Chicken with Broccoli Rabe and White Beans

I started eating broccoli rabe a few years ago and it's now one of my favorite vegetables. My only misstep was that I determined to try whole wheat pasta (again) for health reasons
BREAKFAST SANDWICH

BREAKFAST SANDWICH

My Egg McD's are easy, cost effective, take just a few minutes to prepare, and can be made ahead and reheated with no loss of flavor
LET THEM EAT [CHOCOLATE] CAKE

LET THEM EAT [CHOCOLATE] CAKE

On a mission now, I dragged out all my old healthy eating cookbooks, combed through my own recipe files, and searched the web for ideas
BLUEBERRY MUFFINS (QUICK AND EASY)

BLUEBERRY MUFFINS (QUICK AND EASY)

I love blueberries stirred into my oatmeal or layered with granola in a yogurt parfait. No time to shop this past week, so something was needed to keep my coffee company this morning
ORANGIES (ORANGE BROWNIES)

ORANGIES (ORANGE BROWNIES)

An orange brownie sounded intriguing, but it was the orange cream cheese frosting that really got my attention
THE UNCOMMON BROWNIE

THE UNCOMMON BROWNIE

The recipe is from one of my Border bargains, Baking. Call me a snob, but I believe that bittersweet chocolate is the sophisticated chocolate
SINFULLY SIMPLE CHOCOLATE PUDDING CAKE

SINFULLY SIMPLE CHOCOLATE PUDDING CAKE

While I was checking into what some of my favorite bloggers were up to, I was redirected to a new site, Sandie's Of course the minute I saw the word "chocolate" in one of her posts, I homed in on it
SWEET 100

SWEET 100

You've seen the Omnivore 100, but have you seen Cakespy's Sweet 100. This is a fun one to do. If you'd like, include it on your blog by following the directions in the next section
CLASSIC APPLE PIE

CLASSIC APPLE PIE

At the recommendation of the cashier, I bought Northern Spy apples, a departure from my usual Macoun or Gala
ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP, CONTESSA STYLE

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP, CONTESSA STYLE

There's no doubt about it, Ina is shaking things up in my kitchen. A few posts back I wrote about trying her recipe for scampi after making my own version for years and years
MACARONI AND CHEESE

MACARONI AND CHEESE

Today's post rings out the old year--I know, I 'm a few days late. It's a decadent, comfort food, based on another Ina Garten recipe
FROM THE CONTESSA:  TUSCAN LEMON CHICKEN

FROM THE CONTESSA: TUSCAN LEMON CHICKEN

Before the chicken goes into the marinade, the backbone and breastbone is removed so that it can be grilled flat under a weight (I used my old cast iron panini press
FRENCH APPLE TART

FRENCH APPLE TART

Another winning recipe from her Back to Basics cookbook, this recipe gives you the option of making your own crust or using frozen puff pastry, the latter being my choice
SOUR CREAM COFFEE CAKE

SOUR CREAM COFFEE CAKE

Knowing my "audience," I did as well. I've been making the same sour cream coffee cake since 1975 when the recipe was given to me by my friend Norma, a wonderful cook

COOK THE BOOKS: THE LITTLE WHITE HORSE

Another parallel can be drawn between Maria, the teenaged orphan traveling with her governess to the unfamiliar world of Moonacre Manor and Harry Potter, another young orphan transplanted to the mystical world of Hogwarts

SLOW COOKER RICE PUDDING

*******************************************TASTE NOTESI prefer my rice pudding with raisins, but I knew Larry wouldn't touch it if I put in those sweet, plump lovelies
EASY NO-TIME-TO-BAKE COOKIES

EASY NO-TIME-TO-BAKE COOKIES

In the interests of reporting to my readers, I enjoyed one with my afternoon tea. I'll let you in on a little secret