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  • Deconstructed sandwich hits all the flavor notes

    Deconstructed sandwich hits all the flavor notes

    By Lori Marrie

    My husband Tom is a pro at repurposing leftovers, piling them between slices of bread to create a portable and spill-proof sandwich – most of the time. (He’s confessed to stuffing cold spaghetti, tomato sauce and veggie “meatballs” into a roll).

    This dish draws inspiration from one of...

  • Rolling with the ravioli

    Rolling with the ravioli

    One of my foodie goals for 2017 was to stretch my culinary wings and learn the art of pasta making. I had visions of ravioli, the...

    • Oct 26, 2017 11:46 am
  • The secret’s in the sauce

    The secret’s in the sauce

    Want to elevate your cooking to the next level? Perfect a few good sauces. Sauces enhance food, adding flavor, texture and color,...

    • Aug 30, 2017 12:44 pm
  • Taking the wait — and salt — out of take-out

    Taking the wait — and salt — out of take-out

    These sesame noodles have everything we love about Chinese take-out less the excessive amounts of unhealthy fat, sugar and salt.

    • Apr 28, 2017 12:39 pm
  • Cook breakfast at dinnertime

    Cook breakfast at dinnertime

    A healthy, delicious breakfast is possible, even on hectic weekday mornings. Abandon that bowl of soggy flakes or the toaster...

    • Feb 24, 2017 02:39 pm
  • Serving up a slice of comfort

    Serving up a slice of comfort

    I’m craving comfort food – simple, hearty and familiar. It might be the chill in the air or more likely...

    • Jan 4, 2017 11:57 am
  • The un-potato pancake

    The un-potato pancake

    The scent of cooking oil wafting from my kitchen, a place where even french fries are oven...

    • Oct 27, 2016 02:01 pm
  • Grab your salad knife

    Grab your salad knife

    Some salads require a light touch — tender leafy lettuce gently torn and tossed with a...

    • Aug 30, 2016 04:48 pm
  • Grow your own finger food

    Grow your own finger food

    ‘Garnishes’ no more. Mint and parsley are on a roll.

    By Lori Marrie

    Two decades ago a ravenous...

    • Jun 23, 2016 02:59 pm
  • The ghost of sandwich past

    The ghost of sandwich past

    By Lori Marrie

    My favorite sandwich has undergone a radical makeover — twice. Originally discovered at a trendy...

    • Mar 1, 2016 05:00 pm
  • The potluck clincher

    The potluck clincher

    The phone call leaves the hostess shaking her head and mumbling obscenities. “Reservation for 14 please, although we may...

    • Dec 28, 2015 06:37 pm
  • Unconventional fries and ketchup

    Unconventional fries and ketchup

    It’s possible to eat seasonally and locally throughout winter. The challenge is coming...

    • Oct 29, 2015 04:13 pm
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