Monthly Archives: April 2012

Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Awesomeness

Really what else is there to even talk about. Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp (Adapted from this recipe by Chef Rick Bayless) 1 lb shrimp, 16-20 count 1 lb sliced bacon 1/2 block cream cheese 2 tbsp shredded fresh mozzerella 2 tsp … Continue reading

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Brussels … kraut?

This is a great way to serve brussels sprouts to people who think they do not like them. The bacon, red onion and cider vinegar help cut some of the sprouts bitterness. Shredded Brussels Sprouts 14-18 medium sized brussels sprouts … Continue reading

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Sunday Siesta

I had planned on making a true Irish breakfast with homemade black pudding. Unfortunately, I have yet to find anyone who sells fresh blood. The last place I tried the butcher looked at me like I should be wearing a … Continue reading

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Pesto Croutons

We had an oversized, stale sourdough loaf on our counter one recent Saturday that was destined for a batch of croutons. But inspiration hadn’t really struck. A little oil, a little sea salt was perhaps the only treatment they’d get. … Continue reading

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The Perfect Marriage

Some things are so well matched, it is difficult, even with their various juxtaposing strengths and weaknesses, their fickleness, to imagine them not paired. We are of course talking about the combination of green beans and potatoes. Green Bean and … Continue reading

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Citrusy Sangria

This is a great way to use up value wine when it seems to not be up to snuff. Use any assortment of fruit as long as there are fresh orange and lemons. Sangria 1 bottle tolerable red wine 1 … Continue reading

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Kale, Spinach and Bread Casserole

By Katherine A coworker recently gave me a huge bag of kale her father had pulled from his garden and had planned to compost. I need a little help embracing greens sometimes, so I turned to our well-worn copy of … Continue reading

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Red Wine Risotto

Once again: Risotto is a really easy quick dinner that everyone thinks is fancy and hard. It is also a dish that is always better at home than from a restaurant. For this one, we went a little off left … Continue reading

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Stuffed Leg of Lamb

Roast lamb creates such a wonderful aroma that it should be turned into a scent for air fresheners. Butterfly the bone out of the lamb leg and then cut the meat open as evenly as possible to make a somewhat … Continue reading

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Polenta and Olive Oil Cake with Date Syrup

We had a can of date syrup in our cabinet for a few years. I know, shame on us. We’ve also been wanting to try cakes with polenta or olive oil or both for sometime. So why not kill three … Continue reading

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