Monthly Archives: November 2010

Clementine Marmalade

You know it’s winter when the crates of clementines start showing up in stores. No winter snack is quite as delicious as one (or two… or five) of those things! Easy to peel, sweet to eat – try stuffing a few in your parka pocket before a full day of skiing or a long winter […]

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Brown Bread Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce

It’s my FAVORITE week of the YEAR! And I got Thursday and Friday off! In the restaurant industry that is like winning the lottery! And thanks to the glorious services of AirTran, I’ll be home for Thanksgiving! Ready to eat. More specifically, ready to eat stuffing and cranberry sauce, my two favorite players on the […]

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Mushroom Broth with Carrots and Ravioli

Ok, I know I’ve claimed to have lived off of PB&J’s and poached eggs in college. But that wasn’t entirely true. There was a third and important food group: soup. Soup is one of the best things ever invented. Stone Soup (Ann McGovern’s version) was one of my favorite childhood books. You can make soup […]

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Barbeque Beans

Barbeque, or “baked”, beans really need a new PR manager. I mean, they are delicious. Yet, somehow, they’ve fallen from American-classic-status to some embarrassing side dish that no one wants to talk about. Admitting to liking this dish is social suicide. How did this happen? I’m blaming that stupid jingle about beans being a magical […]

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Lacy Oatmeal Cookies (with Chocolate!)

In the Great Pepperidge Farm Cookie Battle, I’ve always rooted for the underdog Brussels. I know, I know, Milanos are the heavy-weight champ. But, what can I say, I’m a fan of Cinderella stories. Those Brussels are just so delicate and crunchy and texturally perfect. I’m predicting a comeback. They’ve always reminded me of the […]

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Cheddar and Rosemary Biscuits

Hailing from down home Virginia, my friend Lindsay is my link to Southern cooking at its finest. She never ceases to amaze the up-tight, health conscious, Northern eater with her sweet potato casserole for our Thanksgiving Feast (complete with brown sugar and marshmallows) or cheesy biscuits for Super Bowl Sunday. This tiny blond knows her […]

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Celery Root and Butternut Squash Curry

If you’re a stranger to the Moosewood Cookbooks, allow me to make a long-overdue introduction. Delicious, healthy, vegetarian cooking (authored by Mollie Katzen, a flavor wizard), Moosewood deserves an honored place in any kitchen library. Luckily for my taste buds, Mom has been a Moosewood disciple for decades. And luckier still for my cookbook collection, […]

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Skillet Cornbread

Who doesn’t like cornbread? Ok I guess some people don’t. But I sure do. Cornmeal is so hearty and pioneer-y. And cornbread is historically, traditionally, blissfully simple. When you’re heading west in a rickety covered wagon, you don’t have time to fuss over proofing times and kneading (I know from Oregon Trail). So this bread […]

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Pad Thai

I was never a girl scout as a kid (though I indulged in the cookies), but, more randomly, I was a 4-H-er. I’m not really sure what 4-H is exactly (Head, Heart, Hands… Hmm), but all I know is that when I was in the 5th grade, Mom signed me (and my sister Frances) up. […]

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