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Ciao Bella

Dear Diary – Long time no see! I apologize for not writing sooner, but things have just been so BUSY that I haven’t had time! What with the whirlwind trip to Vegas that involved 1) the best meal I never … Continue reading

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What kind of side dishes will we be enjoying this evening?*

Steam-n-roast So I’ve been trying to eat more vegetables, and generally eat more healthily. Plain steamed broccoli only goes so far before it just annoys me, while Roman style pan roasted broccoli is delicious yet swimming in oil and takes … Continue reading

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Guest Recipe: Acadian Chicken Soup

This recipe comes from Facebook follower Kristen A., who responded to the Poultry Challenge message that I posted last night and offered to share this recipe. This Friday – tomorrow, February 18, Whole Foods has chickens on sale. I recommend … Continue reading

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Ready to crack(er)

I try, whenever I can, to abide by a simple dietary rule: if the food in question is not something that would be considered “healthy,” if I want to eat it, then I need to make my own from scratch. … Continue reading

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The Birthday Feast

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday. I did not post a love-filled message of birthday joyfulness on his Facebook page. I did not shop in the ‘Husband’ section of Hallmark. In fact, I completely forgot to give him the card I … Continue reading

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Stock-ing up for the new year.

From Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles cookbook: “What’s missing in your home cooking? Why doesn’t that dish you painfully re-created from the chef’s recipe taste like it does in the restaurant? What’s wrong with your soup, your sauces, your stews? The … Continue reading

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Blizzards Are for Blogging!

Is there a better activity for a cold snowy afternoon than sitting down with a glass of wine & some new technology (iPad!) to write about festive holiday fare? I think not. Not unless you are also wearing new flannel … Continue reading

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The Macaron

No, not the ones with coconut. The ones with just one ‘o’. Made from two small meringue cookies and some sort of rich filling to make a sandwich. That they’ve been making in France since the 1500′s when Catherine de Medici’s … Continue reading

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Not everything involves forks

Here at With Fork in Hand, sometimes meals come up that require alternate types of flatware. In this case, you may want a spoon. Now, we’re not changing the blog name, and I believe that our audience can handle switching implements on the fly. So with that in mind, I present my Easy Vegetable Soup.

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It’s OK to be a little tarty.

Much like high heels or red lipstick, rich chocolate desserts are not for every day. But for the times you wish to impress with something decadent, the butter, cream and chocolate in these tartlettes do make a statement. I start … Continue reading

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