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Seven Hearty Meals for the Dad Who Does Everything

Posted June 13, 2016

In my eyes, my dad can do anything. He is the mechanic, the cook, the driver, and—my favorite—the storyteller. When I was little, I loved those long family car rides where my mom and sisters would nod off to sleep, and I would stay…

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Sea Salt and Black Pepper Rub

Posted May 31, 2016

How my Irish-American guy, born and raised not ten miles from Boston’s city center, grew up to love barbecue is beyond me. Not only barbecue but a very specific style of barbecue — yeah, Boston boys are complex and pretty…

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7 Ways to Grill for a Smokin’ Good Summer Day

Posted May 24, 2016

Let’s dust off the grill, shall we? With spring comes tulips, ramps, sunshine, and our dear old friend, the backyard. If someone can tell me one thing that doesn’t benefit from the smoke and sear of a grill I’ll hand over my next vacation…

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Salad: It’s What’s for Dinner Tonight

Posted May 10, 2016

I’m all too familiar with the last-minute, there’s-nothing-to-eat-in-my-fridge dilemma. Maybe I haven’t been grocery shopping, or I’m sick of eating the leftover soup I made a few days ago. Either way, I continue to open the fridge expecting a miraculous discovery of new,…

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Eggplant Rollatini with a Lighter Twist

Posted April 12, 2016

Eggplant Rollatini is one of my favorite dishes. I’m a sucker for all things Italian, but this one really hits the mark. It has my top three ingredients: eggplant, ricotta, and marinara sauce. However, it’s typically labor-intensive and not such…

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Seared Lamb Chops with Indian Spice Rub

Posted March 22, 2016

In our home, with my Indian husband’s tastes to consider, classic recipes always get a spicy twist. I’ll admit that during our first years of marriage, we struggled to find common ground in the kitchen. I tend to let the…

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