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April 2009 Archives

The Power of Fried Walleye…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 27, 2009 at 7:50am

Wine, soft music, slow dancing, cozy fire… Romantic, yes? How about fried walleye, humidity, family gatherings, and mosquitoes…? Well apparently that’s even hotter, rarrr, at least to the Meyer’s, since half of our family was conceived in late summer; in fact, awfully close to…Labor Day (sorry). We celebrated Meyer August Fertility in typical Meyer fashion…

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Chocolate Pudding

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 22, 2009 at 11:18am

I don’t bake or make desserts on a regular basis, but I do like to make treats for dinner parties and family birthdays. I’m always trying to lighten them a bit, trimming sugar and fat where I think it won’t compromise a recipe. Or leaving the frosting off a cake and serving it with berries…

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Orange-Glazed Salmon and Grilled Artichokes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 20, 2009 at 6:44pm

I mentioned here the delicious grilled artichokes we had in Santa Barbara – well, as often happens, the dish triggered a bit of a hankering and I decided to make them tonight.  I googled “balsamic” and “grilled artichokes,” because I could tell the version we had was seasoned with balsamic vinegar, and I found the…

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John’s Santa Barbara/Carmel Birthday Celebration

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 20, 2009 at 12:28pm

Back from lovely California – hey, where’d the sun go? John and I had a whirlwind birthday weekend, flying into L.A. and driving to Santa Barbara on Thursday. After stopping in Malibu for a quick road-side, fish-shack lunch (fish tacos!), we drove on to Bacara, a lovely resort just north of the city of Santa…

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Happy Passover and Easter!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 13, 2009 at 9:11am

Pretty laid back holiday eating ’round these parts. I haven’t busted out any of my favorite Kosher for Passover recipes for my stepdaughter yet this year, maybe I will on Wednesday (popovers, brownies, matzo ball soup, or latkes?). Saturday night we just had K for P pasta, with marinara, and a pan full of sauteed…

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Spring has Sprung – ?

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 9, 2009 at 7:23am

It’s still chilly and colorless here in Minnesota, but the sun is shining, the robins are nesting, the trees are budding – let’s just call it and say that spring has sprung! Yes, April in Minnesota is pretty horrible (other than the birthdays of my son and husband), but that’s OK. Despite the cold, wet,…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 5, 2009 at 9:04am

If you, like I, are stuck with the above (photo taken minutes ago), may I suggest the below for contrast.  As you might have noticed, I turn to comfort-y foods to warm my soul when cold weather strikes, but this time – no.  No because I’ve had enough soup (albeit delicious soup – lentil from…

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Coming Up for Air…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 4, 2009 at 2:38pm

After a week of being too sick to cook or eat much, I’m finally able to taste food again.  Yes! I’m not interested in anything complicated or rich, but am definitely ready to venture beyond soup. I settled on sauteed shrimps, this version, which I modified last summer from a delicious appetizer that Stu The…

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