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WRITTEN ON Thursday, April 30th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN No really, what IS for lunch?, Soups

ShareFew things are more comforting than soup. I especially love pureed vegetable soups. You can get them thick and velvety without having to add a lot of cream (though a little never hurt) by using an immersion blender, one of my favorite and oft used kitchen tools. This is one of the quickest and most […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Baking, Chocolate, Cookies, Dessert

ShareLet’s face it. Apple pie is really a French invention. Hate to break it to you, but so are Freedom Fries. When I crave something sweet and authentically American, the first thing that comes to mind is a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie. Preferably dipped in milk. The chocolate chip cookie and the American […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beans

ShareI won’t continue with that little sing-song. We all know where it’s going. Last night I dragged myself through the apartment door at 8:15 p.m., wondering what on Earth I’d have for dinner. I usually don’t work that late, but we’re busy this week with several large parties, so it was a long day of […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, April 27th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Mexican

ShareI spent the entire weekend in complete denial. It was in the high 80’s here in NYC, so I soaked up the sun like a lizard all weekend and wrapped it up with one of my favorite summertime meals: grilled steak fajitas. I normally prefer skirt steak, but by the time I dragged myself out […]


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WRITTEN ON Sunday, April 26th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Dinner, Italian, Pasta, Pork

ShareHere in New York City it’s about 85 degrees. So I personally will be grilling something for my dinner, or maybe even finding a neighborhood place with outdoor seating. However, if you’re living in a somewhat colder climate, or just plain have a hankering for a slow cooked, warming meal, here’s my sauce recipe, as […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, April 24th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Soups, Vegetarian

ShareI saw it once. And that was one time too many. It was bad enough that I made my mom sleep in my room for a week afterwards. But it totally turned me off of fava beans for like, a decade. The moment Hannibal Lector professed a craving for fava beans (and Jodie Foster), I […]


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WRITTEN ON Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Lamb, Middle Eastern

ShareI went to the grocery store last night with lamb chops on the brain. Um, yeah. Not so much. Six small chops would have run me about $35, even if I had bought the rack and cleaned it myself. There were tougher cuts of lamb available, but I didn’t have the time to braise it, […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Fish and Shellfish

ShareWhat can I say, I got a thing for show tunes. But after the porkstravaganza yesterday, I figured something slightly higher in Omega-3’s was in order. And if I’ve got a thing for show tunes, I’ve got an even bigger thing for salmon. Smoked, poached, baked, seared, in a salad, on eggs, for breakfast, lunch […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Dinner, Pork, Stir Fry

ShareLet’s face it. The economic downturn we’re currently stuck in sort of, well, blows. But every cloud has a silver lining (the violin playing in my head has just turned into a full score…and, oh, look, is that the sun starting to peak through?). I figure this is the best time to stay home and […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, April 20th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Dinner, Italian, Pasta, Pork

ShareSunday at my house (read: little apartment) is a slow food day. I think about what to make for Sunday supper a few days ahead of time. It’s my favorite day of the week, the ultimate lazy day, and capping it off with a delicious, home-cooked meal seems the perfect tribute to the end of […]


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