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A year and a half ago I declared my love for the Cheesecake Factory. My first time there I tried the Chicken Costoletta. Despite a half dozen or more return visits, I’ve yet to try anything else. My love for this chicken is just too great. It’s become my boyfriend Steve’s favorite too. We no [...]

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Taking it outside

In the past two weeks, my boyfriend and I have dined on steak, bacon wrapped filet mignon, teriyaki chicken and burgers. At the grocery store the other day, we stocked up on meat rubs and marinades. The other day I took advantage of a discount deal for The Meat House. Can you tell we got [...]

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A few months ago I decided it was time to start experimenting with pork chops. After looking through several dishes, I found this recipe. If the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach, I knew my boyfriend would be won over by stuffing pork chops with bacon.  Served with roasted potatoes and salad, [...]

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Check out the Newburyport Chocolate Tour this Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.  Read more at http://bit.ly/ljnRZh

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Every year at St. Patrick’s Day I think of my Irish great-grandmother,  Nana (also known as Evelyn McGrath Comstock.) She died when I was barely entering school age, so it’s hard to say that I remember her. Sometimes I feel like I do though, because her vibrant personality has been kept alive through stories passed [...]

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A few weeks ago I bought an iPhone. When I told my friends and coworkers, several of them asked if Hell had frozen over. Considering the winter we’re having, it’s entirely possible. For years I’d been a cell phone holdout. There was some sense of pride in saying I didn’t have a phone. I had [...]

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It’s not been a heavy cooking summer for me, with a lot of meals out and just little time to pull things together for the Saturday feast. But as it turns to the colder months, I’ve begun thinking of comfort foods. I decided to take advantage of the end of tomato season by throwing them [...]

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I’ve been enjoying a little time off this summer, but it hasn’t stopped my cooking. A week of guests earlier this month meant preparing a menu of foods that would be good to serve at any time. There were lots of salads and on-the-go meals. For a dessert, I decided to try making Rocky Road [...]

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Dear Boyfriend, I’m sorry, I’ve found a new love. I didn’t know it would happen when you introduced us, but The Cheesecake Factory has stolen my heart. Ok, maybe it isn’t that dramatic, but I tried The Cheesecake Factory for the first time yesterday, and I have  a new favorite restaurant. Over the last few [...]

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Over the last few years, as I’ve enjoyed experimenting with new recipes and techniques, I’ve found my co-workers are willing and eager guinea pigs. I’ve recently found more guinea pigs eager to test my cooking. Friday nights at my table mean they sometimes get a preview of what I’ll be making the next day. Such [...]

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