Appetizers

Tomato and Zucchini Quiche

January 3, 2008

I have an obsession with quiche. I seem to be on a never ending quest to find the perfect recipe. This is of course complicated by the fact that I make really terrible pie crust. I’m learning to accept that I may never perfect the art of rolled pastry dough and therefore I stock up […]

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Ina Garten’s Apple Turnovers

December 29, 2007

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without gifts to yourself and this year Chris skipped that cookie downing middle man, Old Saint Nick, entirely and treated himself to an amazing new Canon EOS 40D camera. Obviously I thoroughly benefit from this gift as well. Since picking up the camera a week ago we’ve shot practically everything […]

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Super Top Secret Artichoke Dip (Begrudgingly) Revealed

December 12, 2007

I’m going to let you all in on a well guarded secret. Everyone who has ever been to a party thrown or attended by me has more likely than not experienced my “Super Top Secret Artichoke Dip.” People appear to love this stuff and I aim to please. The dish is always scraped clean and […]

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Erin’s Starry Night Baked Brie

December 10, 2007

In my world a party just isn’t a party without at least six kinds of cheese, and Baked Brie is the best of the best when it comes to pleasing your wine drinking friends. Don’t worry, as pretty and “impressive” as they tend to look all dolled up on your hostess’s serving platter it couldn’t […]

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Amy Sedaris’s Spanakopita

September 5, 2007

  Embarrassing adolescent confession time: I had a crush on Uncle Jesse. Uncle Jesse was Greek and therefore in honor of Uncle Jesse I give you the quintessential Greek dish: Spanakopita (Originally published in I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris) 5 eggs 3 10-oz packages of frozen, chopped spinach, defrosted (ring […]

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Cowboy Steak and Garlic Fries

March 17, 2007

I made a phenomenal steak the other day for Chris and Anna and now I’m a huge fan of the “rub.” The rub I’m gushing over actually consisted of chili powder, coriander, mustard, brown sugar, espresso and salt & pepper — who knew such an odd assortment of flavors could taste so incredibly amazing! Well […]

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Baked Latkes

December 19, 2006

In honor of Hanukkah I made Potato Latkes for dinner.  My mom cooked these when I was growing up, but her version was fried and unfortunately I spent the weekend eating brie and bon bons so I was extremely excited to find a recipe online for a slightly more healthy version of this childhood favorite.   […]

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