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Panettone Bread Pudding With Grand Marnier

Every fall, supermarkets in the US start to get flooded with boxes of the sweet Italian currant bread called Panettone. My family loves to eat Panettone slices for breakfast - lightly toasted and then slathered with some good butter. So each year before the kids come home from college for the Thanksgiving break or Christmas break, I stock up...
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No-fry Super Crispy Chicken Salad

Like all American kids, when my kids were little (they are in college now!), they were addicted to chicken nuggets. And my son was an especially picky eater back then and his diet consisted on a handful of things of which Chicken Nuggets, French fries and raw vegetables (carrots, celery, broccoli, cucumbers etc…). I didn’t want him to eat...
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Fennel Seed Flavored Orzo

A few weeks ago, I took a big bowl of this pasta to a tailgate party for my son’s cross country meet. Some of the people liked the dish a lot and asked me for the recipe and so this morning I made another batch of it and took pictures as I went along, so I could upload it...
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Bacon Wrapped Dates

A few months ago our family ate dinner at a swanky tapas restaurant in Washington DC. Although everything we ordered that night was of excellent quality, the entire family’s favorite was a dish of bacon wrapped dates. It was so good that we ordered a second plate and then a third plate of these tasty little bites. Alas, it...
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Eggplant and Chickpea Stew

This dish draws inspiration from a traditional Middle-eastern Eggplant and Chickpea stew but I have added a few of my own twists to it. I make this stew or a variation of it quite often. For one, I love eggplant and my husband loves chickpeas so this is one stew that works for both of us. Also, it is...
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