Vegetable Pot Pie with Parmesan-Black Pepper Biscuits

This savory pot pie will bring back memories of winters past, and all without the meat! The real icing on the cake, as it were, is the biscuit crust. The texture is divine, and its flavor is rich as it absorbs all of your gravy while you eat.

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Mark Masselli

Slow Cooker Marinara

If you grew up in an Italian household, that pot of marinara that has been slow-cooking for days is a warm part of your childhood. In a modern, busier world, we don’t have time to stand over the stove and slowly stir for an entire day straight. We do, however, have marvelous slow cookers that can do that for us. The next time you have a hankering for some classic pasta, make your own sauce.

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Mark Masselli

Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John is a southern New Years tradition. Making sure you have your black eyed peas is a way to ensure prosperity in the new year. This five our recipe may not bring you luck on other days, but it will certainly satisfy your stomach!

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Mark Masselli

Snow Day Slow Cooker Recipes

With even more snow hitting us here in New England, sometimes we just want to curl up under a blanket and read all day. But we also want a warm, hearty meal for dinner, which would mean lots of time in the kitchen. Our solution is slow cookers. Tune in this week for more slow cooker recipes.

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Mark Masselli

Snow Eggs with Pistachio Custard and Chocolate Drizzle

These “snow eggs” are a light meringue, with a texture as light and airy as fresh snow. The presentation is fabulous. When the dish is done, it will look just like poached eggs with sauce on them!

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Mark Masselli

Lemon Snow Pudding with Basil Custard Sauce

This lemon snow isn’t the yellow snow you were warned against as a child. It is actually a pudding made with gelatin (pectin substitutes nicely for vegetarians) and made extremely fluffy with lots of egg. This playful spin on dessert will give you the ethereal feeling of a light snow without any of the cold and damp.

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Mark Masselli

Snow Pancakes (an 1856 Recipe)

While the author talks about egg shortages in World War Two, they also list this recipe for snow pancakes as coming from 1856. The snow provides the moisture to replace the eggs, and leaves lots of little bubbles and spaces behind in the cakes. This makes then light and fluffy.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli