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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 […]

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Watermelon Ice Pops Recipe

Sam has been begging for ice pops lately, but I’m not so keen on giving her frozen sugar on a stick. So we came up with this watermelon ice pops recipe, and then enjoyed some good-for-you ice pops after a summer […]

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Pickled Sour Cherries: Recipe

With such a small sour cherry yield this year, we decided to savor the little we picked, so we made garnishes out of our precious harvest. We found this recipe for pickled sour cherries in Cooking in the Moment: A Year of […]

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No-Cook Pickles: Baby Carrots and Turnips

No-cook pickles! Use for any vegetables you wish to pickle. Best part: it doesn’t heat up the house on a hot summer day. PrintNo-Cook Pickles: Baby Carrots and Turnips Adapted from Preserve It! A DK book.Ingredients3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon […]

Wheatberry Salad Zucchini and Snap Peas
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Wheat Berry Salad with Zucchini and Snap Peas

  We’ve been making grain salads for a couple of summers now, and we’re converts. Yes, grain salads are the new potato salad. And, like potato salads, they are endlessly adaptable. Make grains. Make vegetables. Toss with herbs, nuts or […]

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South Slope Cocktail

I present the South Slope Cocktail. The recipe comes to us from the beloved The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender’s Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy” target=”_blank”>PDT Cocktail Book, and, even though I own the book, was brought to my […]

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Kentucky Buck

In its May-June 2014 issue, Imbibe magazine did a feature on New Classic Cocktails. One of the prerequists for inclusion was this: “Simplicity. We love the creativity of many of today’s bartenders, but there are no guarantees that future generations […]