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How to Make a Creamy Pasta Sauce Without Using Cream

Ah, heavy cream. It’s thick, delicious, and makes my arteries clog just a little every time I read the nutrition label. For a while, I was just making carbonara whenever I wanted a vaguely creamy pasta sauce. Eventually, though, I decided that not having a decent cream sauce in my repertoire just would not do […]

Shrimp and Mushroom Shu Mai

Shu mai (also spelled shui mei, siu mai, etc.) is a traditional Chinese dumpling and with Chinese New Year around the corner we decided it was the perfect time to experiment. I recently bought Cooking Light’s Way to Cook and so far, everything I’ve made from this cookbook has been great. Plus it has really […]

Broiled Shrimp with Soy-Mirin Glaze

Mirin is a sweet Japanese cooking wine. Blending the sweetness of mirin with salty soy sauce gets you part of the way to tare, a grilling sauce used in teriyaki. In other words, mirin + soy = cheater’s teriyaki sauce. Or at least, pretty close to the teriyaki you’ll find in your grocery store. Next […]

Noodles – Two Recipes in One

Shrimp Puttanesca & Mushroom Fettucini There is nothing like enjoying a hearty pasta with seafood and a full-bodied red wine.  While we don’t make pasta dishes that often, I recalled our many delicious meals in Italy a year ago and was craving a delicious Italian dinner. My husband makes a fantastic shrimp puttanesca, but I […]

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