English Onion Soup with Sage and Cheddar

August 3, 2009
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French Onion Soup seems to be one of those dishes that I’m highly inclined to order at a restaurant but never seem to make at home. Of course when I think about some of the terrible versions of this soup I’ve experienced in various establishments it’s honestly a wonder that I’ve ever bothered to eat […]

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Incredible Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Cannelloni

July 28, 2008
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Remember the song I’d Do Anything from the musical Oliver? Well while making this recipe I realized that I would obviously do anything for Jamie Oliver, even cook with *gasp* anchovies. If Jamie and I were doing this little duet on a stage in the West End somewhere it might have gone something like this: […]

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Pasta with Sausage and Collard Greens

July 23, 2008

My Boston Organics adventures this summer have really allowed me to experiment with a number of ingredients that I would never buy simply browsing the local produce aisle. So when I received a huge bunch of dark leafy collard greens one week I definitely felt a little stumped. What could I do with them? Since […]

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The Onion is My Sworn Enemy. What’s a Girl to Do?

March 30, 2008

Welcome to a new feature on in which I’ll attempt to answer “burning questions” posed to me by honest to goodness real people with actual food related concerns. Need some advice? You can always Ask Erin Cooks. Dear ErinCooks: The onion has long been my sworn enemy. I know it adds flavor and whatever […]

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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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Garlic and Citrus Chicken

March 5, 2007

I’d only baked a chicken once before, last year on Easter, but it came out fine so I figured when I decided to roast another chicken (using the same recipe I might add) that I’d be an old pro by now. Unfortunately, overconfidence in the kitchen is not a good thing. It all started out […]

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Fettuccini with Creamy Red Pepper-Feta Sauce

January 27, 2007

I’m starting to wonder if I should change the tag line of this website to Erin Cooks:  An Ellie Krieger Retrospective.   What do you think?  Anyway, here’s another yummy option to wow your friends with:   Fettuccini with Creamy Red Pepper-Feta Sauce.  I couldn’t find whole wheat fettuccini so I used linguine.  My one quibble with […]

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Wine-Braised Chicken

January 5, 2007

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always loved pouring over cookbooks, marveling at the gorgeous pictures, and wondering how each one would taste. I have vivid memories of leafing through a well worn edition of the Better Homes and Garden’s Cookbook at my grandmother’s house and I can’t express how excited I was […]

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