Chicken Meatball Sub with Gobs of Fresh Mozzarella

June 29, 2010
meatball sub

Before we go too far, let me just say that when my husband first tasted this dish, he exclaimed: “Oh my gosh, this is good.” And he’s right. It was Sunday night. We’d just finished a relaxing, refreshing week off work, and were looking for a comforting meal to ease us back into the real […]

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A Cake Post: Double Chocolate Cake for T. And me.

June 15, 2010
Double Chocolate Cake

I’ve come to the conclusion that if I’m going to be a serious home cook, it’s time to learn to bake. It’s time to become a person who can bake a nice, comforting loaf of bread, a batch of great cookies, or a birthday cake. But here’s the thing: I don’t bake. I flip past […]

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Clean Eating Magazine Reader Recipe Testing

April 9, 2010
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As you might have read here, I recently started serving as a reader recipe tester for Clean Eating magazine. I really like this publication. Their editors are committed to healthy eats, but still love good cooking and good food. A few months back, I tested about five recipes, and they used one of my comments […]

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Life on a Plate: Recipe Testing — Risotto

April 6, 2010

A few weeks ago, food52 started giving its community cooks the opportunity to test a selection of recipes as potential Editors’ Picks. An Editors’ Pick is considered an honorable mention, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have a few recipes selected as EPs. Amanda and Merrill, who founded food52, test a lot of recipes each […]

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Barramundi with Lemon, Garlic and White Wine Sauce

April 6, 2010

So, it’s been a while. Quite a long while, actually. It’s a little embarrassing.  And yes, the usual excuses apply. Long work days, business travel, no time to plan, shop or cook — much less photograph, write and post. When I’ve found my way to the kitchen, I’ve relied on standbys — meals you’ve read […]

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Silky Shallot Soup with Crispy Pancetta

February 28, 2010

For the last few years, I have been engaged in a wonderful relationship with shallots. I’ve found their sweet, sophisticated flavor has improved my cooking immensely, and they have, in many cases, replaced onions in my kitchen. When food52 recently chose onion or garlic soup for one of its contests, I considered French onion soup, […]

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Gingery Turkey Meatball Soup with Spinach and Tomatoes

February 10, 2010

When it’s cold and blustery, as it is just about all over the country these days, I head to the kitchen to fire up a big pot of soup. Warming, soothing and comforting, a steamy bowl of soup eases the indignity of winter’s grey, sodden days. This rendition blends the concept of Italian Wedding Soup […]

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It’s a Winner — Roasted Bagna Cauda Broccoli on food52!!

January 30, 2010

I’m thrilled to report that my Roasted Bagna Cauda Broccoli was the Week 31 winner on food52. The recipe will be included in the upcoming food52 cookbook, and has been featured on the site. Thank you to everyone who voted, made the recipe or otherwise showed their support. And, of course, thank you Amanda and […]

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Finalist on food52!

January 21, 2010

photo by Sarah Shatz If you regularly read this blog, surely you’ve heard me talk about food52, the great community that’s creating a crowd-sourced cookbook. Well, I’m excited to report that my recipe for Roasted Bagna Cauda Broccoli is a finalist on the site this week! If it wins, the recipe will appear in the […]

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food52 Editors’ Pick — Antipasto Couscous Cakes

January 18, 2010

Recently, food52, one of my all-time favorite food sites, selected couscous for one of their weekly contest ingredients. I’ve enjoyed many couscous dishes over the years, but thought it was time for me to try something a little different. So, I decided to take the best components of an antipasto platter, mix in a little […]

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