A beautiful orchid may be a little expensive to buy, but it blooms for three to four months and gets more and more beautiful as the flowers unfurl. And if you have room to store it, an orchid will bloom again for you for years to come. Flowers really do make any room feel special, and I especially love this one at the end of my long work table in the barn.
When it’s cold outside, Roasted Vegetable Lasagna is one of my favorite winter dinners. It’s a big pan of baked pasta with lots of cheese and some delicious roasted vegetables tucked in. The best part of this recipe is that you don’t even need to boil the pasta - just soak it in hot tap water and then assemble the lasagna so the pasta absorbs all those incredible flavors as it bakes. Easy!
With snow coming to East Hampton tonight, I’m collecting ingredients to make a big pot of my Winter Minestrone & Garlic Bruschetta this weekend. It’s hearty soup filled with tomatoes, pasta, beans, plus lots of butternut squash, pancetta and pesto. It’s a healthy way to start the new year and I’m not going to feel deprived in the slightest!! Have a happy and healthy New Year, and if snow is coming your way this week, stay safe!!
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Unfortunately, if you chill the dough for too long and then try to bring it to a temperature where you can roll it out, the outside will be too soft and the center will be too hard. What you can do, though, is roll out the dough, cut out the cookies, and then refrigerate or freeze them until you have time to bake.
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