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Recipe Swap: Spanikopita

I don't know which swap style I like more: the themed ones or the Secret Recipe Club ones where I'm assigned a blog and can choose any recipe I want. I'm really glad our swap does both! My assigned blog was I Was Born to Cook. I was initially apprehensive, as I saw a lot …

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Peppers and Onion on Polenta

Polenta is medium- to coarse-ground cornmeal, cooked in hot liquid. Some view it as an essential comfort food. It can be cooked on the stovetop, similarly to rice. It can also be baked, or fried. When cooked like rice, it "sets up" (congeals) quickly, so cook it just before you serve the meal. Start the tomato …

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Pumpkin Soup

I thought I had blogged about this already, but apparently I haven't. I linked to the original recipe in my first Thanksgiving menu post back in '09, but I have since made some additions to the soup which make it even better! With the heavy cream, it's not exactly healthy, but one reviewer of the …

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