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Baked Lemon Sole

A trip to the fishmonger for salmon, and I came back with two pounds of lemon sole. That’s what happens when you go to the farmers market at 11 a.m.! I don’t remember ever cooking lemon sole, but i had […]

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Blood Orange Flip

Another great cocktail with blood orange juice! This one from Serious Eats. PrintBlood Orange Flip A great winter warmer that takes advantage of the blood oranges in season. The egg white makes it super-silky. Watch out. These go down quick! […]

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Dijon and Cognac Beef Stew

Megan lent me her The Essential New York Times Cookbook, which, despite being only a year old, is already well loved, stained and tattered. I’ve been flipping through it, a little overwhelmed about where to even start. It’s massive. Amanda Hesser, former […]

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Bolognese Sauce

It was a cold winter day. We wanted something simmering, bubbling on the stove all day long, and a hearty dish to eat at night. Fireside. With a good bottle of red. Bolognese! I’ve made ragus before, but I was […]

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Dominique Ansel’s Banana Bread

I’ve really been enjoying Tasting Table lately. Lots of great recipes! Here’s one I stumbled upon one morning — and I happened to have four brown bananas about to rot in my kitchen. Samantha and I whipped this up, and were […]

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Grapefruit Buttermilk Cake

Grapefruit buttermilk cake is one of those desserts you never know you need until you make it. Even the flavors: they seem like they won’t work together, but instead, they are wonderful. From Wintersweet, by Tammy Donroe Innman, a charming book […]

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Old Fashioned

PrintOld Fashioned Ingredients1 sugar cube (or two dots or 1 teaspoon) 2 dashes bitters Splash of water 2 ounces rye One big-ass ice cube (or several smaller ones) 1 orange peel, cut using a paring knifeInstructionsMuddle the sugar, bitters and […]

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Blood Orange Braised Chicken

We had braising on the mind, and blood oranges on the counter. After a browse up and down internet road, I came up with this Blood Orange Braised Chicken. It went so beautifully with a rice-cherry-nut salad from Ottolenghi and […]

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Grapefruit Bars

We all know about lemon bars, but have you ever seen grapefruit bars? Tammy Donroe Innman has a terrific recipe for them in her book, Wintersweet. She makes a shortbread crust and adds rosemary (I added thyme instead) and fills […]

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French Onion Dip

More Food52 inspiration. Here, a recipe by Sarah Coates called New School French Onion Dip. Sarah recommends making what she calls “Onion Jam,” but I can also recommend two ways of caramelizing onions before you get started with this recipe: […]

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Smashed Potatoes

A great do-ahead recipe to serve with a roast. You boil new potatoes, then smash them with the heel of your hand and store them on a sheet pan until your roast is out of the oven and resting! Thanks […]

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Kale Salad with Squash and Toasted Almonds

This Northern Spy Kale Salad, discovered on Food52, has become a staple this holiday season: I made it first for the Advent Party, then Kris and Tom brought it for the annual reading of ‘A Christmas Memory,’ and now it’s […]

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Christmas Cookies

I have found a sugar cookie I can really get behind. Not just an excuse to have pretty red and green colors but actually a tasty cookie you’d want to eat on its own. I found this wonderful recipe on Food52. […]

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Pork, Fennel and Chard Soup

A pork, fennel and chard soup we made up on the fly! Well worth saving. A delicious winter’s night soup. PrintPork, Fennel and Chard Soup Serving Size: 6 servings Ingredients2 tablespoons olive oil 2 bunches Swiss chard, stems cut into […]

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Chocolate-Coconut Pecan Tart

A terrific recipe from Melissa Clark and the Cooking web site of the New York Times. It may become a Thanksgiving tradition in our household. PrintChocolate-Coconut Pecan Tart Ingredients1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), room temperature 60 grams confectioner’s sugar […]

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Chicken Paprikash

Here’s a great slow cooker recipe for Halloween night — or any night. It’s adapted from this Chicken Paprikash with Sour Cream recipe from Epicurious. PrintChicken Paprikash Ingredients6 pounds chicken legs Salt and pepper 4 medium onions, thinly sliced 2-3 […]

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Freekeh Salad with Roasted Winter Vegetables

After a grain-salad happy summer, it’s time to transition. Yes, we’ll still be combining grains with vegetables and herbs and tossing with dressing, but the vegetables and herbs are changing. Read more: Wheatberry Salad with Zucchini and Snap Peas So […]

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Caprese Salad with Prosciutto

A not-sad desk lunch. Thanks, food52 for the cute phrase.   Related posts: The Season’s First Caprese Salad! Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder with Caramelized Onion-Apple Confit from Food52 Another Great Sammy: Tomato, Basil, Prosciutto and Mozzarella on Toast Egg Salad with […]

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Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemon

Sometimes I wonder whether this blog should be called “homage to Bon Appetit.” Another winner here, from chef Yotam Ottolenghi: Tomato, Onion and Roasted Lemon Salad. PrintTomato Salad with Roasted Lemon Ingredients1 lemon, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced, seeds removed 1 tablespoon […]

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Corn and Zucchini Salad

A nice recipe we found in the August, 2014 edition of Bon Appetit. Link here: Corn and Zucchini Salad with Feta. PrintCorn and Zucchini Salad From Bon Appetit magazine, August 2014.Ingredients4 ears of corn, husked Kosher salt 4 small zucchini […]

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Michael Symon’s Watermelon and Halloumi

We planned an all vegetarian meal this evening for Alexis. Halloumi is a Greek cheese that tastes delicious after a quick saute or grill. We had thought about doing this watermelon and halloumi dish as an entree, but were glad, in […]