Eggplant Ricotta Penne Pasta

One of the things I like best about where we live is the plethora of neighborhood restaurants.  At the end of our block you’ll find Japanese, two Italian, Chinese, Korean BBQ, Thai, two pubs, Indian and Rock ‘n Rose (not sure how to describe this last one, but their tagline is “food, passion, glamour”).  No chains; all local, mostly family-run, unique places.…

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Turkey Tettrazini and Turkey Noodle Soup

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers (and those non-American readers who like an excuse to fix a delicious, gluttonous turkey feast).  Tomorrow is the big day:  turkeys will be roasted, potatoes mashed, cranberries simmered, and gravy whisked.  Then Friday comes and you’re faced with a stockpile of leftovers, particularly if you are anything like me and order a turkey that…

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Moving to the UK, one of the foods the girls miss most is Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese.  Not exactly my favorite, with the neon orange cheeze powder, but they love that stuff nonetheless.  Occasionally it appears for about $5/package in the “American products” aisle of the grocery store.  Let me explain the “American products” aisle.  There are a fair amount of American…

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