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December 2011 Archives

Merry Christmas! Happy 2012!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 24, 2011 at 8:25am

Most-viewed Fresh Tart recipe in 2011…Pasta Amatriciana from the Muir Glen Vine Dining Tour dinner I attended at Corner Table Restaurant back in February. Chef Scott Pampuch shared his recipe, I made it at home and included it with my post about the event, and kablam. You all LOVE pasta! And pork! I don’t blame…

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Popovers

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 21, 2011 at 2:03pm

It actually hurt me a little bit to bake a pan of popovers for the photo. I don’t miss many things since giving up gluten – mostly good beer, honestly – but oh, popovers! Truly the world’s most perfect butter delivery vehicle, soft and eggy, steamy and crusty, marvelously ragged with melted-butter-pooling crevices. In college,…

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Quick Pasta with Cream & Garlic

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 13, 2011 at 11:23am

Inspired by a recent David Tanis/New York Times column about the beauty of having a quick, satisfying pasta in your repertoire, I thought I’d share my recipe – if you can even call it that – for the pasta I make for my son at least once a week. Like the Tanis recipe, this dish…

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Almond & Orange Cake with Poached Plum Compote

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 7, 2011 at 11:16am

Given lusty poached plums and a hint of orange, this cake would be stunning on the Christmas table. Recipe for Almond & Orange Cake with Poached Plum Compote at Food & Wine Magazine/Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen Adventures.

Asopao with Chicken & Shrimp

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 7, 2011 at 10:57am

Studded with chicken, shrimp, bacon, chiles, and tomatoes, this Carribean one-pan (!) stew is spicy heaven on a cold Minnesota night. Make sure to serve with lots of fresh limes. Recipe for Asopao with Chicken & Shrimp at Food & Wine Magazine/Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen Adventures.

Turkey a la King

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 7, 2011 at 10:40am

Um, I’m a bit late putting this up, I’m very sorry. This dish is of course is perfect for leftover Thanksgiving turkey…perhaps you froze some? Then you’re in luck! A creamy, delicious topping for rice, or filling for a luscious pot pie. Perhaps you’re roasting a turkey for Christmas? I’m trying… Recipe for Turkey a…

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Game-Day Pork & Black Bean Chili

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 7, 2011 at 7:53am

Are you cheering for the Badgers in the Rose Bowl? I will be! Yay Bucky! Are you cheering for the Packers this weekend? Because no one is cheering for the Vikings anymore? Then make this! Thick and spicy with pork and chiles. Serve with beer and it won’t matter who wins. (Spoken like a girl…

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Socca (Chickpea Flour Pancakes) with Fried Eggs & Spinach

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 6, 2011 at 9:49pm

Somehow on my trip to Provence this summer I completely missed socca, or chickpea flour pancakes. I’m a little bit obsessed with them at the moment, hot off the griddle, topped with nothing more than a grind of black pepper. That’s how they’re served in Provence, as a snack, wrapped in paper, meant to be…

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