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December 2012 Archives

Almond Triangle Cookies

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 19, 2012 at 6:03am

What to bake when you prefer the salty over the sweet? And you’re busy? (And you can’t eat gluten?) These easy beauties, which have become everyone’s favorite Christmas cookie, including mine. The original recipe caught my eye a few years ago as the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s 2009 Cookie Contest Winner. If you love almonds and…

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Savory French Toast with Mushrooms

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 17, 2012 at 10:08am

I couldn’t eat much of anything this terrible, sad weekend, but as my desire to cook has slowly returned, I’m turning to comfort foods. I made pan-seared steaks with a dried-and-fresh-mushroom pan sauce and it was just really nice to serve John and Nathan one of their favorite meals. I made a good amount of…

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Magical Boozy Eggnog

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 11, 2012 at 6:51pm

As a kid, I loved eggnog so much I could down a carton all by myself. I thought it was truly insane that anyone would blemish its creamy dreamy nutmeginess with stupid booze. Do not mess with perfection! I no longer feel that way. I read this recipe in the December/January issue of (the fabulous!)…

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Chickpea Soup

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 4, 2012 at 12:07pm

Braise a pot of beans one day, eat well for the next several. It’s the laziest, most delicious way to fill a week with food that I can imagine. Day 1 eat a bowlful of beans, on their own or alongside a roast or spooned over rice. Day 2 fry some beans until crispy and…

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Spaghetti Carbonara for One. Or Two. Or more.

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 4, 2012 at 11:16am

You’re home from work, starving, standing in front of the fridge with your coat still on. You spy a couple of eggs, a spot of bacon…breakfast for dinner is sounding fast and fine. And it IS fine, of course, given bacon and eggs is one of the best food combinations on the planet. But if…

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