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April 2010 Archives

Silken Tofu with Soba Noodles

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 30, 2010 at 8:19am

This is a quickie lunch or dinner idea, very basic but satisfying and packed with flavor. Remember when I first posted Mark Bittman-via-Jean-George’s ginger fried rice and commented that I’d be riffing on the delicious theme for years to come? Well here’s one riff. I was so taken with the crave-worthy combination of leeks sauteed…

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Easy Cream Scones

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 29, 2010 at 8:13pm

You might think you don’t like scones, and I wouldn’t blame you. Coffee shop versions are often hideous—crumbly, dry little bricks. Good for making you thirsty for coffee, I guess, but not much else. Unless… You bake them yourself. Yes! Don’t worry, there’s nothing to making these easy, delicious scones except a good appetite. They…

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Happy Birthday Cream Puffs

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 28, 2010 at 6:58pm

We kicked off my son’s 14th birthday celebration(s) with cream puffs for dessert tonight.  Few desserts are as festive and impressive as cream puffs – who doesn’t love them?  They’re so creamy…and puffy. (Yeah, sorry, I’m a little tired this evening. Suffice it to say they’re seriously good.)             And…

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Pizza with Potatoes, Pancetta, and Ramps

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 27, 2010 at 8:33am

Have you noticed the buzz about ramps and wondered what’s up? Ramps are wild onions that taste like mild garlic and when they show up in markets, it’s a sure sign that spring has sprung. Lalalaaa! I suspect that’s why they make spring-fevered foodies a bit crazy.  And like fava beans, morel mushrooms, and fiddle-head ferns,…

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Chicken Lo Mein

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 24, 2010 at 10:10am

I love family-friendly spaghetti with meat sauce as much as anyone (for a great recipe, check out the version my friend Maud posted on food52 this week, her mom’s famous recipe, secret ingredient…a pinch of curry powder, can’t wait to try it). But I like to mix up our pasta selections as well, especially given…

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A Good Half Century

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 21, 2010 at 8:18am

Given my husband John’s 50th birthday, preceded by my emergency root canal (ouch!), I’ve done precious little cooking this last week. But there’s been plenty of eating… (Sorry for the loss of the top of your head, Honey, I figured it was worth the shot of you enjoying those killer frites…) We kicked off the…

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Leftovers for Lunch: Black Bean & Rice Burritos

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 15, 2010 at 12:39pm

When I serve rice for dinner, I make extra so I have leftovers for a delicious, easy lunch. Even still, given how much rice my family can put away, that means sneaking some out of the pot and into the fridge before we eat. I use the stolen rice the next day to make myself…

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Seriously Good Grilled Lemon Shrimp

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 13, 2010 at 8:07pm

My previous solution to improve less-than-stellar shrimp was to fry them into crispy, golden submission.  I still stand by that completely delicious method (who doesn’t like fried shrimp?), but I now offer a lighter, less messy – grilled!  – option as well.  And it is good, like seriously good.  Here’s the skinny. This is yet…

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Sunday Night Burger

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 11, 2010 at 6:32pm

Grillin’ and chilin’, a real warm-weather day. Puppy Louis spent all day outside, playing in the park and back yard, snoozing on the deck, and acquiring a fair number of burrs (luckily, they slide out of his fur pretty easily). We spent all day outside too, reading and…playing with Puppy Louis. I might even be…

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Good Muffin Morning

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 11, 2010 at 9:43am

A sunny Sunday morning, coffee brewing, puppy lazing, paper waiting… Yep, time to bake…something. Not sure exactly what I was craving, I reached for one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Marion Cunningham’s The Breakfast Book. A treasure, this book, packed full of clever breakfast ideas and perfect recipes. Today, based on available ingredients, and because…

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