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Archive for March, 2009

I’m dying for summer. Borderline hysterical. I just feel like a better person with warm sunshine on my skin. Plus my Aerogarden is being totally overwhelmed by my mint. So I dubbed tonight mojito night and planned out a Cuban inspired chicken dish to complement. Not that I’ve been to Cuba, but I drove through […]

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I’ve always wanted to make a fresh corned beef, but I’ve never seen one and didn’t really know the process involved in the “corning”. Lo in behold, at the almighty Costco, I found a fresh one a few weeks before St. Patrick’s Day. I have no idea if I’ll see one of these again, and […]

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This recipe came from a Williams-Sonoma Simple Classics Cookbook, which appallingly, Williams-Sonoma seems to no longer sell. I have cooked the bulk of recipes from this book, and with the exception of a disastrous Baked Sea Bass with Fennel many years ago, this book is chalk full of solid dishes. I’ve made this recipe more […]

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I’d kind of forgotten about stir-fry for some reason, probably in large part due to my ginormous wok currently being stored in my playroom cabinets. This is a quick meal, and has a very unusual (for me) advantage of nearly no dishes for cleanup at the end of assembly. The sauce was quite flavorful, but […]

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Salmon Croquettes

Canola oil has fallen victim to rampant internet rumors of toxicity. If you’ve been thinking it’s bad for you, check here or here. I use olive oil for most everything, except frying. Canola oil has a higher smoke point than olive oil and is significantly lower in saturated fat than other frying oils like peanut […]

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Tonight’s Recipe: Homemade Tacos This homemade taco meat is very simple and can be the base of a multitude of meals. I think Rotel is available nearly everywhere these days, but if you can’t find it in your grocery, let me know. I am pretty sure my sister told me it’s hard to find in […]

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I recently picked up a new item at Costco, Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, individually vacuum-packed, and once frozen. I went out on a limb because I also had some good luck with similar packaged frozen sole from the Whole Foods. I love fresh salmon, and the result of these frozen were decent, but […]

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Tonight’s Recipe: Homemade Lasagna Lasagna is another recipe that’s great for sharing. Making 2 isn’t really any more work than making one. Plus, you can pre-make it, then leave it in the fridge for up to 48 hours then cook or freeze it up to 2 months, then cook. It’s comforting food that reminds you […]

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Shredded Beef Chimichangas

Tonight’s Recipe: Shredded Beef Chimichangas This chimichanga recipe came from my mother, inspired by their life in Arizona during my dad’s PhD. I don’t think I’ve really altered it over time, but feel free to comment, Mom, if you feel I missed your essence. Mole is a Mexican condiment or sauce base. People have unbelievably […]

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Tonight’s Recipe: Chicken Avgolemono Avgolemono is a Greek sauce comprising predominantly of chicken broth, lemon and egg. The thickened result is like a cream sauce, but much healthier and delicious. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken tenders Kosher Salt fresh-ground black pepper 1 3/4c. chicken stock 2 tbsp fresh dill 2 cups […]

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