Archive | March, 2007

Cinnamon Raspberry Muffins

This is a slightly adapted muffin recipe and, if I do say so myself, they came out very nicely. The flavor is gently sweet with a nice contrast between the warm, spicy cinnamon notes and the bright and fresh flavors from the raspberry jam. The crumb is tender and moist and the sugar topping even […]

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Smoked Cheese Pasta Bake

I’m not a big fan of smoked cheese so I don’t know why I thought I might go for this recipe. It’s sort of like going on a date with someone you know you only like as a friend: kind of pointless and a little bit sad. Ok, it’s not that it’s bad. There ARE […]

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Chocolate Haystacks

I’m averse to most low calorie dessert recipes. The majority of them are based on Cool Whip (which I’ve never been a fan of) mixed with other, powdered stuff. Peanut Butter “Mousse” = Cool Whip + dehydrated peanut butter.Oreo Fluff = crushed Oreos + sugar free instant pudding powder + Cool Whip.This one (scroll down) […]

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Easter Brunch Ideas

Fear not, bunny: hasenpfeffer isn’t on the menu. We’re having a sizable crowd over for Easter this year: nine adults and four kids. I’ve decided to do brunch because: A) it can be appropriately served anywhere from, say, 10 am to 1:30pm (and I don’t know yet when people are going to arrive) and B) […]

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Glazed Chicken with Carmelized Onions

Mmm, mmm! Steamy chicken goodness. The original recipe is called Caramelized Onion Chicken but, frankly, this recipe doesn’t have enough onions in it to justify that name. I doubled the amount of onions called for, and it still was pretty skimpy. So if you like onions (and I do), throw in two to three medium […]

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Stovetop Mac-n-Cheese with Roasted Tomatoes

Two things I have been doing far too much of lately: Watching The Real Housewives of Orange County and craving, then eating, cheese. The former will be soon remedied (Housewives‘ season is ov-ah! but lives on in reruns & TiVo) and the latter: oh, I don’t know. I’m not usually a big fan of cheese […]

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About the NYT’s Irish Soda Bread

My great-grandmother, Margaret Mulligan née Cummins, emigrated from Ireland when (as family lore has it) she was 14. She left her parents, never to see them again, crossed the Atlantic, went through Ellis Island and resided with some not-so-nice family members in New York. She got married to an Irishman in New York who –yes– […]

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Roasted Balsamic Sweet Potatoes

If I had to marry a vegetable dish, this would be the one: Mr. Right. Roasting these sweet potatoes with a bit of balsamic, butter, and brown sugar gives a greater depth of flavor to their sweetness while adding complexity and a hint of richness. Simply put, they are superb. Run, run, run to the […]

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Simple Roasted Asparagus

It’s a gorgeous day. The sun is shining, the snow is melting, it’s going to get up to SIXTY degrees today! (I didn’t wear a coat to work.) The promise of spring is in the air, even if it’s only going to get into the 30s tomorrow. So let’s celebrate with early season asparagus! Roasting […]

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Whole Lotta "Meh." — Wacky Chocolate Cake

Wacky cupcake. I made this recipe sometime last week and, clearly, was so unimpressed with it that it took me this long to post about it. (And then, only do a cursory review.) Cake Pros:Ridiculously easy to makeVeganEasily adaptable (I threw in mini chocolate chips and replaced the water with strong brewed coffee Silly Name […]

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