Monthly Archives: November 2011

Maple Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk waiting to be used up in the fridge?       Check. Maple syrup looking a tad old?                         Check. Easy as pie recipe?                                  Check. Enter Maple Buttermilk Pie from 101 Cookbooks. So simple, so delicious, and if you bought the crust, a … Continue reading

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Refried Bean Enchiladas

During my adventurous cooking years – that would be my 7 years of poverty as a grad student – homemade refried beans were a staple. Once I discovered a recipe in New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, I was hooked. Their … Continue reading

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Rosemary and Juniper Brined Pork Chops

Growing up, pork chops were in the regular rotation of my mother’s go-to meals. They were definitely one of my favorites but I have no idea how she made them or why they were so good (she doesn’t remember doing … Continue reading

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Kale and Slow Roasted Tomato Fusili

Someone on the Food Network has a show that is all about “five ingredients or less.” While I”m a fan of short and easy recipes, there are plenty of dishes that are well worth the intimidation factor when it comes … Continue reading

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Strawberry Topped Lemon Cake-Muffins

Let’s play a game. Say there is an ingredient sitting in your refrigerator that needs to be used up or it will be tossed upon the mountain of guiltily-thrown-away-food that lingers in your conscience. For this round of the game … Continue reading

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Eggplant "Bruschetta" Sans Bread

This post is for everyone south of the border or living in a temperate climate where it still feels like summer on a good day and spring on a “cool” day. I have been meaning to give Deb of Smitten … Continue reading

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