Monthly Archives: September 2013

Recipe In Progress: Stuffed Peppers Bolgnese


I’m still a fan of the idea behind this dish (basically a stuffed pepper using bolognese sauce as the base for the stuffing), but I haven’t quite mastered it yet. We had something similar at John J. Jeffries, a restaurant in Lancaster. I decided to try to recreate it, but with a healthier spin. It was decent, but there were flaws – not enough sauce, and the steps to make it healthy ended up sacrificing flavor. I’ll keep at it!

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Chicken Avocado BLTs

I’ve been clean-out-the-fridge cooking a lot lately, and knew I would have to do so for dinner when we returned from a long weekend in New York, New Jersey. We really didn’t have a lot in the house – lettuce. A few slices of bacon. Some anemic looking grapes. A lot of whole wheat bread.

One thing, though, that we are never lacking during this time of year (thanks to my garden and our CSA) is fresh tomatoes. So BLTs made sense, but I didn’t have quite enough bacon to stretch it into two sandwiches. Hence this combo was born to add more protein.

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Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Guess I never got around to posting this one from Becky’s shower. A straightforward take on Mac and Cheese that’s on the lighter side.

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Chicken Parm with Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce

Nice work on this one, Cooking Light. Particularly liked the sauce.


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Seared Tuna Salad with Snap Peas and Candied Pecans

I love salads topped with tuna, and like to experiment with different ingredient combos. Here’s a good one I made up that has an Asian flair to it. The picture’s pretty weak (it’s of the leftovers), but hey.


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Lemon Caper Pasta Primavera

This was one of those clean-out-the-fridge meals that turned out surprisingly well. I was kind of going for the flavor of Chicken Scarpariello that they used to make back at Dominick’s near my college. This isn’t really it, but it was great regardless.



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