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Newsletter Inspiration #5: Blueberry Pancakes

Hey, I didn’t say all the inspirations would be for dinner. I got a Cooking.com newsletter that had a blueberry pancake recipe and I thought, “Sure! Why not?” I usually make waffles. I prefer them actually. But the whole point … Continue reading

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Newsletter Inspiration #4: Italian Wedding Soup

I’ve got a cold. I just got mostly over the flu and got walloped with head congestion. Blargh. So, I want soup. Lots of soup. It just so happened that Food and Wine’s newsletter yesterday had soup! Italian Wedding Soup … Continue reading

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Curried Fish and Potatoes

I haven’t made Indian food in ages. When my son begs for mac-n-cheese…yes, my child who gobbles up raw oysters, serrano ham and ramen still begs for the one “kid” food he likes…I make him that and make something for … Continue reading

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Newsletter Inspiration #3: Crispy Tofu with Noodles

For once I pretty much followed the recipe. This one was from Food & Wine magazine’s recipe of the day newsletter: Crispy Tofu with Noodles. We ate ramen three times over the long weekend. I was a bit porked out. … Continue reading

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Newsletter Inspiration #2: Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Butternut Squash

So the SuperBowl recipes are finally over with in the newsletters. Today’s Epicurious recipe of the day was Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Butternut Squash. Right off the bat I know that I won’t be putting butternut squash in it … Continue reading

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Potato Soup – For When You Don’t Have Leeks

1 1/2 lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed. 3 large shallots (equivalent to the amount a medium onion would give you) 2 cloves garlic 6 cups chicken stock 1/4 cup pancetta 4 slices bacon Lemon juice (one lemon) Finely mince or … Continue reading

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Newsletter Inspiration #1: Rigatoni with Spicy Calabrese-Style Pork Ragù

My newest adventure is actually grabbing a recipe from one of the bazillion newsletters I get each day and cooking something from it for dinner that night. One night in and I’m already improvising of course. I never follow recipes! … Continue reading

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Pan-Seared Chicken with Lemon and Red Onions

We had a bit of a hectic schedule. It was the first day back to school for my son after the winter break. I was back to work at his school as well after not working for 3 ½ months … Continue reading

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Christmas 2012

We had Christmas at about 5 different houses this year. Bouncing from family to friends and back again. We wanted to have Christmas day at our own house though. So since we’d already made the rounds, we extended and invite … Continue reading

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Pecan-Crusted Fish with Kohlrabi

1 lb Sablefish fillets 1 egg + water (make an eggwash) 1 cup crushed pecans (I zapped them in the food processor) sprinkle of cayenne 1 lb kohlrabi with greens 3 cloves garlic, sliced juice of one lemon 2T butter … Continue reading

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A Day of Dumplings

I picked up Andrea Nguyen’s Asian Dumplings cookbook pretty much on a whim a few months ago. We made way too many dumplings and stuffed ourselves (and our neighbors) silly. Not long after that I saw that she was teaching … Continue reading

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Outstanding in the Garage – Week..What? Oh, I don’t know.

I’ve been remiss in my updates. Truth is, the novelty of campsite-cooking in my garage has worn off. I’m still hanging in there. The kitchen is really coming together. But I’m so ready for it to be done!!! The cabinets … Continue reading

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My New Holy Trinity

+ + = Mix and enjoy. Seriously. Holy Trinity. Flavor yum. Hendrick’s Gin works well too. Trust me.

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Outstanding in the Garage – Summer Garden Gazpacho

My dad brought me tomatoes. He seriously grows the sweetest tomatoes I have ever had. When summer starts I begin dreaming of the tomatoes and waiting for them to ripen. I remember how sweet they are and then I get … Continue reading

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Outstanding in the Garage – 6 week mark

Making food in the garage actually hasn’t been that difficult. I can’t make anything that has to simmer for a long period of time (I’ll run out of propane) or go into an oven larger than the toaster oven, but … Continue reading

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