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Eggplant Purses

Purses? On a food blog? Yes! Purses! No, I’m not talking about Prada or Coach. However, these purses are handcrafted Italian perfection! With each pocket of pleasure comes a burst of flavor from the basil mozzarella combination. I love to … Continue reading

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The Bake-A-Thon’s Denouement!

Webster sez… There were survivors. It was questionable at first but as the torpor of the food coma began to wear off, monosyllabic grunts became audible and murmurs became phrases. From the older girls full sentences followed. The younger ones, … Continue reading

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6th Annual Christmas Bake-A-Thon

The ingredients. The scene before the participants arrive… Over the next eight hours, there will be more calories generated on The Kitchen Island than are generally permitted per month at one single address in the Old Dominion. There will also be … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day at The Kitchen Island: Moules á la Monsieur Arnaud

Webster traveled extensively during his misspent youth (a period that ended a little more than 10 years ago, when he met me), and, aside from anything else he picked up, he certainly picked up some cooking skills. On our first … Continue reading

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The Down and Dirty Martini

Webster sez: One of Wanda’s cold-weather favorites! The extra dirty martini. She uses vodka but gin is acceptable, too. (Admittedly, given my proclivity for a Tanqueray and tonic, the gin inventory here at The Kitchen Island is always in flux, … Continue reading

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All Hail Caesar! (The salad that is!)

My first Caesar salad was almost 10 years ago, when Webster took me to meet some of his old friends in Virginia Beach, VA. We visited with this couple for a little while and then he took me to the … Continue reading

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Roasted Baby Eggplant with Goat Cheese

Our recipe posts here at The Kitchen Island are not always our own creations.  We comb through cookbooks; scan the magazines while waiting in the checkout line; and spend endless hours surfing the worldwide web.  Most of the time, we … Continue reading

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