Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

1 Apr
2011

Chicken With Red Cabbage and Mustard Vinaigrette – A Weight Watchers Dream

Soooo….yeah.  Weight Watchers.  I’m in my fifth week, and while I still feel a little odd about it, I think it’s working for me.  Mostly, it’s been a good way to balance my indulgences, and an extra motivator to… Read the rest of this post

29 Mar
2011

Beer-Braised Beef Roast – A Two-Day Cooking Event

Despite the title of this post, this meal did not take two days to make. Well, I stretched it out that long – started the meat searing Sunday afternoon, and left it in the oven all evening. Then transfered… Read the rest of this post

22 Dec
2010

Speculaas – 2010 Cookie Challenge

Well THAT was a pain in the ass.

I was all excited to try making Speculaas.  Gingerbread-y cookies?  Great!  I get to order a new kitchen toy (the mold)?  Awesome!  I end up with pretty little cookies?  Even better!… Read the rest of this post

19 Dec
2010

Caramel Crumb Bars – 2010 Cookie Challenge

I had my doubts here…not that the combination of caramel and shortbread isn’t delicious, but frankly, caramel scares me.  I’ve washed far too many scortched pots as a cooking class assistant for it not to.  But, despite my trepidation,… Read the rest of this post

5 Dec
2010

Mexican Butter Cookies – 2010 Cookie Challenge

I’ve been a long time away from the blog, but there’s nothing like the holiday season to get me cooking again – especially when I have such lovely compatriots to inspire me into buttery deliciousness!  We stalwart cookie makers… Read the rest of this post

17 Jun
2010

Savory Zucchini and Goat Cheese Bread Pudding

I love doing my saturday marketing, but it kills me when I can’t use everything before it spoils.   So this week I took sunday to cook up some things that I knew would get me through the days… Read the rest of this post

13 Jun
2010

Strawberry Clafoutis

Summer desserts don’t take much work – the beautiful fruit of the season does most of it for you.  I was so sad to see the last few pints of strawberries on the tables at the farmers market this… Read the rest of this post

16 Mar
2010

Meyer Lemon Curd – A Sweet Tart Treat

I love lemon curd.  Love love love love.  Sweet, creamy, tart, lovely on scones or toast or in tarts.  And it is far easier to make than I would have ever imagined, so my little bag of Meyer lemons… Read the rest of this post

13 Mar
2010

World’s Simplest Fruit Tart

I love a dessert that is simple and delicious, and this is my go-to tart for whatever fruit is looking good that day at the market.  It’s very non-finicky – whirl the crust together in a food processor, press… Read the rest of this post

14 Feb
2010

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage and Almonds

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

I’ve been thinking about this recipe since I first made it for Christmas Eve dinner.  I admit it – I’m obsessed.  But sweet potatoes take so much of the starchy heavyness out of gnocchi (though they are still quite… Read the rest of this post

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