Posts tagged as entertaining/holidays

Dutch Apple Pancake

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 20, 2011 at 1:38pm

This pancake is meant to be served with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, which is lovely, but I’ll be honest…a generous drizzle of Sapsucker Farms maple syrup, with a tidy pile of crispy bacon, is a very, incredibly awesome way to usher in fall. For my gluten-free friends, I did a little experiment using gluten-free,…

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Using a Pot of Beans Part III: Lentil Hummus

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 7, 2011 at 7:42am

This is the same Creamy, Fluffy Hummus – The Way It’s Supposed To Be recipe I posted a few months ago, except substituting black lentils for the garbanzos. That’s the thing with hummus – you can make it with whatever bean you have on hand and it will always be lovely. As true as it…

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Spiced Pork Stew with Roasted Vegetables & Gremolata

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 5, 2011 at 7:31am

Recipe for Spiced Pork Stew with Roasted Vegetables & Gremolata – over Polentahhh! – at Dara & Co./Minnesota Monthly Magazine.

Bagna Cauda

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 18, 2011 at 9:12am

I’m a salty girl, always, but I think my cravings are even more intense in the winter. Lately I’ve been plucking little balls of fresh mozzarella cheese from their whey bath, sprinkling them with salt, and popping them in my mouth like cherries. Good Lord they’re good that way – who needs tomatoes and basil?…

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Swedish Meatballs (Gluten-free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 29, 2010 at 2:21pm

Swedish meatballs make a scrumptious main dish or festive party appetizer – your call. Tender, fragrant with allspice and nutmeg, and bathed in a lightly creamy sauce, everyone goes wild for them. Only you need to know that they’re not complicated to make, and as a bonus, they’re pretty cheap eats, too. If you serve…

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On the Lighter Side

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 27, 2010 at 12:01pm

I am stuffed to the max from rich holiday foods. Even though I was successful in avoiding gluten and grains, the salt really catches up to me. Puff city. And after a week of heavier foods, salads, fish, and brothy soups just sound so right to me. While these recipes aren’t new, I thought you…

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The Prep Ends, Eating Begins!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 27, 2010 at 9:56am

To me, it’s not Christmas without my mom’s fabulous 1970s appetizer platter. I use it all the time, this time for fondue vegetables. The smooth, tangy cheese… …and rich beef tenderloin fondue were both amazing. Fried beef. Yes. But I think my very favorite were the crispy cauliflower fritters – ridiculously good. I used two…

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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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