Leftover Veggie Tray Soup

November 7, 2012
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I have way too many leftover odds and ends from CK’s birthday last Saturday taking up space in the refrigerator so I’ve spent this week trying very hard to not let them go to waste. On Monday I used oodles of leftover broccoli and cauliflower, formerly intended to be dipped in fondue, to make a pretty delicious […]

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Cranberry Farro Quick Bread

May 2, 2012
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This was a surprising recipe that I sought out in order to use up some of the abundance of farro that has been living in my cupboard for ages. Space is at a premium in this tiny apartment so my old days of buying in bulk are relegated to only a few ingredients that can […]

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Pistachio Brittle

December 13, 2011
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Until last week the only type of brittle I’d ever made was my mom’s microwave version. I documented it on this blog in a furious tizzy years ago after I was woken up by the troop of fools who used to shovel snow and hack away at ice in our apartment community at ungodly hours […]

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Making Classic Fudge Pops with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker

May 19, 2010
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My cousin Amanda and her husband Eric gave CK and I the Zoku Quick Pop Maker as a housewarming gift last month. How cool are they?! Even though this funky gadget intrigued me thoroughly I probably never would have purchased it for myself as my inner skeptic would have inevitably won out over my inner […]

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Pommes Chef Anne

October 6, 2009
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At one point I used to Tivo half of the Food Network’s programming but now I have it down to just a few. The celebrity chefs I still enjoy watching include Ina Garten, Ellie Krieger, and Anne Burrell. I especially love how exuberant Anne is about food. She exclaims and makes sweeping gestures all while […]

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KitchenAid Sixty-Minute Dinner Rolls

May 28, 2009
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I keep my MacBook on the island in our kitchen a lot and unfortunately it has caused me to develop a really bad habit of starting dinner and then getting completely distracted by the Internet. Sometimes I’ll become engrossed in catching up on Twitter, or Facebook, or maybe I’ll start chatting with a friend and […]

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CK Cooks: Homemade Applesauce

August 7, 2008

One of the things Erin and I have enjoyed the most over the last few months has been the weekly deliveries from Boston Organics. Unfortunately, we found ourselves neglecting the occasional apple thrown in the bin with the rest of the delicious fruits and veggies. Of course, an apple here, and an apple there, and […]

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Miss Mary’s Orzo Salad

June 17, 2008

For the most part, new Food Network hostess Mary Nolan has gone unnoticed and unheralded since her episodes began airing this summer. To be perfectly honest I mostly tune in because I really like her hair. Although, she absolutely freaked me out during the “Posh Picnic” episode when she repeatedly touched raw meat, followed by […]

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