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Braciole

There’s something special about a braciola. Maybe it’s because they tended to show up in the Sunday sauce closer to the holidays, but braciole more than any other meat dish remind me of being very young and hanging out with … Continue reading

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Black Bean Soup

OK, so we’re done with all of the turkey leftovers, right? Normally, Thanksgiving ends with a boiled-down turkey carcass, a dish my cousin affectionately nicknamed “residue soup,” but this year, we did rolled, stuffed turkey breasts, so no bird bones … Continue reading

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Beans and Cornbread

Ever seen Dinner and a Movie on TBS? It’s off the air now, apparently, and to be honest it’s been a long, long time since I’ve watched the show. Basic concept–every Friday night, TBS shows a movie, and the two … Continue reading

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Pasta e Fagioli

OK, so I have taken a lot of heat (mostly from my mother) for daring to claim that I make a tastier meatball than my mother. So here’s a dish to make amends: my mother’s pasta e fagioli recipe. Truth … Continue reading

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Thinking Soup

Just about every weekday, my cell phone rings at 3pm. The caller ID tells me that it’s my wife, but I know that it’s really Josh, who has just been picked up from school. Here’s one of the calls I … Continue reading

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Carne Asada Tacos

When I say tacos, do you think crunchy yellow shells, shredded lettuce, and cheddar cheese? Not me. Honestly, I was never a big fan of tacos as a kid because that was the stuff I grew up on–The #7 Combo … Continue reading

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The Lowly Meatball

Meatballs of any variety are a major hit in our household. What they accompany is entirely secondary. In fact, not too long ago, Josh declared that an enormous bowl of meatballs would be a perfectly adequate dinner–actually, he called it … Continue reading

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