Sunday Night Spaghetti Sauce

I am part Italian but the meat sauce recipe I’m about to share was not ferried from the mother country by my ancestors. It is not my Nonna’s recipe, which I suspect was doctored Prego. It is not my dad’s recipe. He’s Irish Catholic, one of nine children and excels at meat sauce with lots of wine, no […]

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Emergency no-groceries pasta

I’m pretty good at menu planning, but some weeks things just go off the rails. There’s a sickness or a deadline or Sara’s traveling. Somehow nobody makes it to the grocery store and we eat through all the reserves. Then comes the night when the boys are deep into frozen dino nuggets and alphatots, and […]

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For Edible Alaska: Easy holiday party recipes

If you, like me, are busy person who likes to entertain, I’ve got something for you: a solid, simple, party-food plan that does not rely on frozen mini egg rolls. All you need is salt, olive oil, fresh ingredients and your oven. Find your game plan in the most recent issue of Edible Alaska.

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Cousin Tanya’s Saltine Salmon

The other Sunday night we were making family dinner and Tanya, my cousin, had pulled some salmon out of the chest freezer. And we both looked at it for a minute, sitting there. That’s the thing with a freezer full of fish. You always have to come up with new ways to cook it. Then T […]

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