List: 9 Recipes Ideal for Freezing
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List: 9 Recipes Ideal for Freezing

Freezer meals are great.  They can be a life saver during a busy week, they’re perfect for using up groceries before leaving town, for taking care of a friend, and for reducing food waste.  A lot of the recipes I make serve a lot more than the 2 people and cat that live in this … Continue reading

Cook: Guinness Braised Beef Short Ribs with Mashed Potatoes
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Cook: Guinness Braised Beef Short Ribs with Mashed Potatoes

I bought myself a birthday present. I bought this beauty of a braiser; it’s huge, it’s heavy, and it’s orange!  I had been wanting one for a really long time, and knew that I wanted it to be the second piece I would add to my life-long Le Creuset collection.  When I just happened to stop into the outlet … Continue reading

Cook: Sriracha + Chicken Shells and Cheese
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Cook: Sriracha + Chicken Shells and Cheese

So far, life as a New Yorker is sublime.  We’ve visited the City, from which we are just a mere train ride away (see what I did there?  The city), we’ve taken leisurely drives up and down the Hudson Valley, and we’ve discovered some great local restaurants and a neighborhood bar called Leo’s which we’ve visited … Continue reading

Cook: Mussels in Tomato and White Wine Broth
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Cook: Mussels in Tomato and White Wine Broth

Valentine’s day is upon us and if you’re like me, you’re planning a nice, special meal at home.  (Well, if you’re really like me you’re in the process of packing up your kitchen and are planning a nice special meal at home in a couple of weeks…) I’ve never been one for reservations; I’d rather … Continue reading

Cook: Spinach, Tomato, and Tortellini Soup
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Cook: Spinach, Tomato, and Tortellini Soup

One of my favorite things about this time of year is that it’s appropriate to eat soup at least once a week. Soup is one of my favorite foods–it’s flavorful, it’s light, and it’s endlessly customizable.  I’ve been known to order a nice hot bowl of tomato soup in the middle of Texas in July, … Continue reading

Party: Braised Pork with Fall Vegetables + How To Throw a Holiday Dinner Party (And Stay Sane!)
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Party: Braised Pork with Fall Vegetables + How To Throw a Holiday Dinner Party (And Stay Sane!)

I have dreams of being the ultimate hostess.  In my head I throw elaborate parties with DIY photo booths, fun themes, and beautiful and delicious food.  There’s floral arrangements and appetizers and everyone has fun and no one is stressed.  In my head there’s music and laughter and cute little striped paper straws.  And a … Continue reading

Cook: Classic Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti
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Cook: Classic Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti

Historically I’ve had a bittersweet relationship with these sorts of Italian American dishes.  The classic “red sauce” meals that chain restaurants served in my youth were why I thought I didn’t like Italian food (not liking Italian food is crazy, I know).  It wasn’t because I was a child food snob, rather it was because … Continue reading