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Crab Cakes, Marvelous Crab Cakes

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

So, a couple of months ago I bought a can of crabmeat at Trader Joe’s. I thought, “Hey, I’ll make crab cakes this week.” Then I put the can in the meat drawer of my refrigerator and forgot it existed. Thank heaven for modern methods of food processing. So, I found the can, and I […]

French Fridays With Dorie: Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Or something like that. I had a plan. The plan went something like this: I would take a day away from the freelance editing that has consumed the past week of my life and get something accomplished around the house. I would run errands — including grocery shopping, hunting and gathering what I needed to […]

Snow Day!

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Here in the mid-Atlantic we got our first real snow of the season today. On March 1st. And what’s really sad is that #2 Son, who is almost 12, was overjoyed when he woke up this morning; he thought this was a huge amount of snow. #1 Son remembers — just barely — the Great […]

Dinner, Made by Someone Else

Friday, February 20th, 2009

#2 Son wanted to make dinner the other night. I wasn’t going to stop him. He puttered around our almost-empty kitchen for a while (it had been a while since I’d been shopping) and came up with Trader Joe’s ravioli with pesto (made in September with my bounty of basil). That would have been a […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Real Butterscotch Pudding

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Well, to be precise, Real Butter Rum Pudding. We didn’t have any scotch. This recipe has a lot of steps. It seems like a lot of work, and you get a lot of things dirty, and if you’re like me, you spill stuff. As a rule, I avoid recipes with these characteristics. This pudding is […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Rugelach

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

I was really looking forward to this week’s recipe. Over the years I’ve had my share of bakery-made (or, horrors, store-bought) rugelach, and I was looking forward to seeing what they taste like fresh from the oven. Dorie recommends raspberry or apricot preserves; I doubled the batch to have enough for a potluck lunch on […]

Bicultural Friday Dinner

Friday, October 17th, 2008

I had some lamb cubes in the freezer — grass-fed, organic, local lamb, straight from the farmers market. What to do with lamb cubes? Around here, there’s really only one answer. Irish stew: I started with the recipe from Cook’s Illustrated‘s The New Best Recipe, #1 Son’s bible. We gave it to him after his […]

Fishy Friday

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

This week’s Dorie recipe was a killer nutritionally, and so I went light on dinner. And since I also kept it simple, I can give you recipes! First, I bought some frozen salmon fillets at Trader Joe’s. We don’t eat nearly enough fish, and I keep trying to slip some into the recipe rotation. And […]

I Made One Up!

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

I finally have a recipe to offer here, one that’s all my own. This is so exciting. Farmers Market Pasta 4 large tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup white wine 1 pound green beans (or however they sell them at farmers markets; I forgot to weigh them before I cooked them) 8 ounces ground […]

Happy Birthday to Me

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Days ago I promised photos of the cupcake #1 Son made me, and I failed to provide them. Herewith I remedy that situation. He made pecan pie cupcakes from a recipe he found here. As it turned out, nonstick cooking spray is not enough for these babies — they need the little paper cups. Only […]

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