Posts tagged as entertaining/holidays

Scallops with Morels, Ramps & Saffron-Coconut Milk Pan Sauce (AIP, Paleo) plus The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook Giveaway!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 20, 2014 at 1:06pm

Helloooooo again and Happy Spring! I’ve been away for so long, finishing a cookbook I’ve been working on called Twin Cities Chef’s Table, highlighting Twin Cities chefs, eateries, and our overall food scene, to be published in Fall 2014. It’s been an incredible project to photograph and write, but I’m excited to be back to…

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Fudgiest Brownies (Gluten-Free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 3, 2013 at 11:47am

The beauty of Alice Medrich’s fabulously decadent cocoa brownie recipe is that flour plays such a minor role in flavor and texture, that it matters not a whit what type you use. Use wheat flour, as the recipe was originally written, and you’ll be thrilled. Or, substitute gluten-free AP flour and be equally thrilled, because…

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Spiced Fresh Cranberry Relish Mold

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 26, 2013 at 1:12pm

Poor cranberries. No one really ever eats them, despite tradition, even when made from scratch. I think it’s because Americans are unaccustomed to the delights of chutney-eque condiments. Which is a shame, given the palate-cleansing powers of a tangy, acidic punch on a plate of buttery, rich foods.This recipe is as old school as I…

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Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 22, 2013 at 7:38pm

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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Warm Squash Custards with Bourbon & Cream

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 22, 2013 at 1:39pm

I tend to make these warm, creamy, pleasantly boozy custards to use up leftover squash but that said…they are SO worthy of custom-roasted squash. In fact, they are worthy of a trip to the store or farmers market to purchase nothing but the ingredients for these custards. When you go, make sure to pick up…

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Clafoutis

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 3, 2013 at 10:09am

All-American pie is always perfect, but consider warm, fruity, French clafoutis for this 4th of July celebration. For one, clafoutis is faster to pull together. Can you mix pancake batter? In a blender? Then you can make clafoutis, which is in effect a giant crepe, scattered with fruit, and eaten hot out of the oven…

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Whole Fish Baked in Salt Crust with Fennel & Olives

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 24, 2013 at 12:30pm

I had the pleasure just a few short weeks ago of doing a cooking demo at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show with Sea Change executive chef Jamie Malone. Since the show, Malone was named to Food & Wine Magazine‘s list of Best New Chefs 2013! Very exciting for her, and for Minneapolis. If you’re…

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Gremolata (Paleo, AIP)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 3, 2013 at 6:40am

I know, I know, I should have posted this before Easter, but lamb with gremolata is lovely all spring (year) long, so make it this week instead! I had let gremolata – a relish of minced lemon zest, garlic, and parsley – slip out of my rotation but it’s back with a vengeance, thanks to…

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Muffuletta Sandwich: Make-Ahead Sandwich Perfection

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:41am

Make-ahead sandwiches are a terrific way to feed a crowd and muffuletta sandwiches are the best way of all. First of all, the fresh-spicy giardiniera relish is ridiculously addictive – in fact, make a double batch, put half the vegetables in a jar to enjoy on as pickles, puree the other half to smear on…

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Coffee Pavlovas with Almond Whipped Cream

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 12, 2013 at 7:34pm

You don’t have to eat chocolate on Valentine’s Day. It’s true! In fact, these bittersweet Pavlova meringues might better represent your romantic status. And even if not, even if you’re blissfully, nauseatingly in love, the contrast of chewy-crisp meringue with fluffy whipped cream and crunchy, salty almonds will delight you. For such a simple dessert,…

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