Monthly Archives: August 2011

Ziti With Garlic, White Cheddar And Wine Sauce

Since I can’t get back east until Friday, what seems to be the logical thing to do? Go further west. I’m off to Seattle today. Damn these hurricanes. :) I made this pasta dish not long before I left for … Continue reading

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Symphony Cookies

Still stranded in Portland, Oregon while it appears that my beloved Vermont was dealt a horrible blow by Irene. Sigh. My ‘stranded’ has not been horrible in the least, though. I’m being spoiled by really good friends. Portland and the … Continue reading

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Pecan Toffee

I’m still in Portland, Oregon and evidently will be for awhile since my flight home today was canceled due to Hurricane Irene. But, by the power of the internet I cyber-prepared the most delicious toffee to share with you. Toffee … Continue reading

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Seared Scallops With Olive And Tomato Compote Over Polenta

I have some good stories about scallops, but they involve my husband’s side of the family. I don’t think they read the blog, but I’m going to clam up just to be safe. This recipe is fast and elegant. Most … Continue reading

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The Decemberists. Okkervil River. Graffiti Rainbow Layer Cake Baked With Love.

I am the luckiest person on the planet. I’m in Portland, Oregon, the hometown of my beloved Decemberists. And I have tickets to see them as they wrap up their tour with shows tonight and tomorrow. This will be my … Continue reading

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Maple Apple Pancake

Dress up breakfast with this fast and delicious skillet bake. Maple Apple Pancake Ingredients: 4 eggs 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup maple syrup (Vermont, of course) 1 tsp salt 3 tbs butter 3 Granny Smith apples, … Continue reading

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Lasagna Style Baked Ziti

When you are in a rush and want something utterly yummy for dinner, this is your meal ticket. This baked pasta dish has all of the great flavors of lasagna, but takes only about 10 minutes to throw together before … Continue reading

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Fudge Bottom Pudding Cream Pie. Opry Recipe Contest.

A graham crust holding rich chocolate ganache and a creamy vanilla filling. Can be made ahead. Delicious beyond words. You want to make this pie. It is definitely a winner. Speaking of winners, I wanted to pass along information for … Continue reading

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200th Post. Let’s Celebrate With Irish Coffee Meringue.

200 posts. Wow. That went fast. When I started ISITK, back in January, I thought I would post three or four times a week. Well, I have so much fun writing about all this good food and music that I … Continue reading

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One Leek And Gruyère Tart With Bacon Bread Crumbs. Two Ridiculous Songs.

Bacon Bread Crumbs. That sounds good, huh? It is. They are. Crispy bacon bread crumbs on top of a creamy, cheesy tart studded with plenty of leeks. Seriously good. But, before the recipe how about a Ridiculous clip from The … Continue reading

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