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    Dumplings with my family
    A recent graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, I found myself with no money, no kitchen equipment, and an exceptionally huge appetite. Ideas, improvisations, and yummy meal solutions were discovered in the kitchen of my very first apartment.
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    Ingredient Spotlight: Pasta

    Pasta is a great food for the apartment kitchen. Even though Matt doesn’t like it as much (I know, right? Doesn’t seem possible…), I find myself whipping it up in all sorts of situations. Why? Well, there’s the obvious – it’s fast, easy, and cheap. But there’s also the fact that you can do almost anything to it. I like to toss it warm into spinach or arugula salads. Top it with all kinds of sauce. Or finish it with tons of veggies and a fried egg for something different. Spicy, tangy, acidic, salty, meaty, or even just as a component in a totally different dish – pasta is a great thing to have on hand. And on a day like today (Christmas shopping after a snowy day), coming home to a quick dinner of hot pasta was just the ticket.

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