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Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 22, 2013 at 7:38pm
Brussels Sprouts Gratin | Fresh Tart

I’m always trying to find things to douse in Cedar Summit cream, because let’s face it, I’m obsessed with the gloriously grass-fed stuff. Given a giant bag of darling little baby Brussels from the farmers market, and a hankering for my fave cauliflower gratin, I present the easiest, coziest Brussels dish in the world. I…

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Mushroom Soup with Chicken, Broccoli & Pumpkin Seeds

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 5, 2013 at 10:36am

Happy New Year! It’s time for vegetables! I know that I don’t really need to explain why, given universal post-holiday puffiness and such. For me, all sorts of high-carbohydrate, gluten-free grainy flours made their way into my diet and while festive, I certainly noticed how 1) tired, and 2) starving it all made me feel. …

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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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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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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.

Yet Even More In Progress…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 24, 2010 at 11:43am

The table is set. The Alice Medrich chocolate souffles – not too rich, nicely chocolatey – are ready for the oven.  They’re both gluten-free and do-ahead.  If they washed dishes, they’d be perfect.  (That giant one in the back is for John!) Cauliflower is blanched.  It still needs a coating of breadcrumbs, then it will…

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Even More In Progress…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 24, 2010 at 9:17am

Ooh, here’s another quick crowd-pleaser from the lovely blog Jenn Cuisine: Pan-Roasted Almonds with Thyme & Truffle Oil.  They take mere minutes to make and whoamygoodness, they are insanely delicious.  I’m putting these away now so there are at least a few left for my guests. Yikes. The skaters arrived! And both sauces are now…

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More In Progress…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 24, 2010 at 7:30am

If you’re scrambling today, wishing you’d made Christmas cookies, I offer this fast and delicious chocolate almond coconut bark.  It takes 10 minutes to prepare!  And just try to keep your hands off of it.  If you hate coconut, or almonds, substitute crushed toffee, or peanuts, or whatever you do like – this bark is…

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In Progress…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 23, 2010 at 10:40am

I asked my son what he would like for Christmas Eve dinner, something out of our ordinary, something that would feel special. He requested…escargot! How fabulous, right?  I immediately jumped online, ordered the snails, and decided I’d rather not deal with the shells.  The dish that inspired Nathan’s request is Cave Vin’s shelless version anyhow,…

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Yes, I Am Alive

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 10, 2009 at 8:20am

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Hanukkah, and Merry Christmas!  Apparently an entire month has disappeared in a puff of puppy, bronchitis, travel, guests, 8th-grade basketball, and holiday decorating, shopping, and planning. You can probably tell that I didn’t host Thanksgiving dinner this year (given detailed posts in years previous, a snapshot overview here), but I did bake…

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