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Slow Cooker Paris Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Paris Beef Stew

A bottle of dark beer had been haunting my refrigerator for months.  It took up precious shelf space and no one seemed interested in drinking it.  Thrifty me would never toss it out.  It was time to get creative.  I got my slow cooker ready. At the supermarket, a large and well marbled chuck roast caught my ...

December 4, 2014   2 Comments

Pasta with a Thousand Herbs

Sage and Thyme

Every summer I grow as many herbs as I can in the planters on my city terrace.  I plant parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme of course, plus this year  tarragon, mint, marjoram, oregano, lavender, and 3 kinds of basil.  The plants are beautiful and smell so good but the best thing is having a steady ...

August 8, 2014   2 Comments

Clementine Upside Down Cake for Mother’s Day

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Upside down cakes seem touched by magic.  I love the way the tender caramelized fruit  appears on the top when you turn the cake out of the pan, forming a glossy topping on the buttery cake which soaks up their juices. It looks wonderful and it is delicious to eat. Italian cooks also are fond of upside down cake, known ...

May 7, 2014   No Comments

    • Michele Scicolone