Posts tagged as entertaining/holidays

Hint-of-Sweet Pumpkin Custard

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 14, 2010 at 7:00pm

As I’ve mentioned, I’m trying to eat as little sugar as possible. So far, so good, although I absolutely love pumpkin pie and didn’t want to miss out this holiday season. Since pumpkin itself is quite nutritious, I decided to experiment with a classic, cream-based pumpkin filling (the best kind, in my opinion) and see…

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Using Creme Fraiche Part IV: Celery Root & Leek Soup

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 4, 2010 at 8:00pm

You might have passed right by celery root (also known as celeriac) at the store, thinking it looked anything but edible.  I admit, it freaked me out the first time I shopped for it, but I trusted the description I’d read (pleasantly mild celery taste, texture similar to a potato, overall effect of savory, delicious…

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Using Creme Fraiche Part III: Amanda Hesser’s Lemon Chicken (with Walnut Green Beans)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 28, 2010 at 12:48pm

OK, assuming that you used about 1/2 cup total of creme fraiche for Part I: Softly Scrambled Eggs and Part II: Sauteed Apple with Honey, you should be all set to finish off the container with this dish. And if not – who cares? This chicken is so obscenely delicious that it would totally be…

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Last-Minute Labor Day Ideas!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 6, 2010 at 10:15am

Happy Labor Day! Are you stopping by for a little last-minute holiday cooking inspiration? I have to confess that this day rather snuck up on me too – denial that summer is ending, I suppose. If you’re running to the market today, wanting to pull something festive together for later this evening, here are some…

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Ooh! Aah!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 5, 2010 at 3:59pm

I cooked my brains out this weekend and loved every minute of it. See Saturday’s results – icy cold gazpacho, as well as poached eggs over potato pancakes – below. Both are new favorites, and why not? Crunchy, creamy, salty. Pretty much everything I crave. So where, you might wonder, are the pics of Sunday’s pork…

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Salad Lyonnaise: Salad with Poached Egg and Bacon

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 20, 2010 at 5:07pm

I’ll keep this simple.  I made this version of Salad Lyonnaise for dinner tonight, for John, for Father’s Day, and it was sublime.  If you want to go to the recipe after the video, click on the “article” link.  If you take nothing else away from this demonstration, let it be how incredibly easy it…

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Strawberry Shortcakes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 10, 2010 at 8:04pm

Are you thinking about Memorial Day weekend yet? I am, and I’m thinking strawberry shortcakes. It’s a bit backward, starting with dessert, but strawberries are so perfect right now that I couldn’t help myself. Warm biscuits overflowing with juicy berries and piles of lightly sweetened whipped cream? Better than chocolate. Yeah, I just said that….

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Happy Birthday Cream Puffs

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 28, 2010 at 6:58pm

We kicked off my son’s 14th birthday celebration(s) with cream puffs for dessert tonight.  Few desserts are as festive and impressive as cream puffs – who doesn’t love them?  They’re so creamy…and puffy. (Yeah, sorry, I’m a little tired this evening. Suffice it to say they’re seriously good.)             And…

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Happy Belated Passover, Easter

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 6, 2010 at 10:54am

Oh look, I missed both holidays. I usually relish cooking Kosher for Passover treats for my stepdaughter, as well as coloring Easter eggs and making brunch for my son. A trip to Seattle and illness (see below) wiped out both opportunities this year. Instead, on Sunday, I made a potato-pepper hash with baked eggs for…

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Cassoulet, Parts I & II

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 5, 2010 at 6:16pm

So, tomorrow night we’re hosting Debbie & Stu the Wine Genius Williams and Ana Scofield & Rudy Maxa for dinner. Remember our recent dinner at Heartland, where I mentioned I’d like to tackle cassoulet? Well, I put the plans into motion that night for tomorrow night’s feast, and started getting down to business yesterday. Cassoulet…

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