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Fish and Grits

I like to joke that the first place I ever ate grits was in New Hampshire, which is arguably the southernmost state in New England. In reality, though, I ate plenty of grits as a kid–we just called it polenta. … Continue reading

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Yuca with Pork

There used to be a Salvadoran restaurant across town, with the rather creative name of “Restaurant El Salvador.” I had my first introduction to pupusas there–a life changing event, to be sure. It was also the place where I was … Continue reading

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(Leftover) Rice Pudding

OK, so what do you do with that leftover rice from the Chinese restaurant? Once again, our fridge is home to an orphaned pint of steamed rice, its tasty main course counterpart devoured and long gone. More often than I’d … Continue reading

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Linguica and Potatoes

While I may be half Italian and half Portuguese, when it comes to cooking, things don’t balance out quite so evenly. In fact, I can only think of a handful of dishes I ate growing up that came from my … Continue reading

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Grilled Cheese Goodness

First off: this is a sandwich not for the faint of artery. I am not sure who is responsible for elevating the grilled cheese sandwich to its current culinary heights, but thank goodness. It probably has something to do with … Continue reading

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Easy Fish

So work is getting hectic, which means no time for blogging–and barely time to cook. That’s when quick and simple kicks in, and this dish hits both requirements! Maybe it’s because I grew up in Massachusetts, but I can get … Continue reading

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Will You Eat It if I Call It Melanzana?

What do you do when you want to serve up a vegetable that only you like? What else? You fry it. Better yet–fry it, then cover it with sauce and cheese! That’s my solution for eggplant. We’ve been having some … Continue reading

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