Monthly Archives: March 2012

Deviled Eggs Can Be Chic

Most people feel that using a piping bag for any reason is too much work, too fussy, or too difficult.  You might look at a recipe that calls for piping something like meringue or icing and decide to simply skip … Continue reading

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Cava and Rose Cocktail

I came back from San Francisco with some wonderful dried rosebuds that I bought in a tea shop in Chinatown.  They make the most delicately fragranced tea.  I love the scent and flavor of rose, but I’m not really much … Continue reading

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Help Me Decide What to Publish on Woman’s Day.com

I was recently given the opportunity to be a guest blogger at Woman’s Day.com.  Cool!  They have asked me to send a favorite recipe that is family-friendly, quick, and easy.  I have narrowed it down to the following recipes.  Will … Continue reading

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Apricot Glazed Ham

Don’t be seduced by the convenience of a spiral sliced ham.  You can do better!  This is so easy it barely counts as a recipe.  Yet it yields a succulent, juicy ham that you can be proud to serve.  Look … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Grapes and Wine Sauce

We had these last night for dinner.  Quick and relatively easy to make, these pork chops were tender and delicious.  The Sauce is sweet and tart and perfect for sopping up with some good crusty bread.  Adapted from Food and … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Dye From the Pantry

Don’t let your kids convince you to buy those grody Paas tablets for dying eggs this year.  You know the ones that look like little fluoride tablets that never quite dissolve completely?   You already have everything you need in your cupboard.  We … Continue reading

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Betty Draper’s Rumaki

My all time favorite episode of Mad Men is from Season two, called A Night To Remember.  Betty hosts a dinner party for Don’s clients and The Sterlings.  She treats the guests to a “Trip Around the World” with the … Continue reading

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Skate Wings Meuniere

Wow!  Skate wings are so delicious!  I found these at Newman’s Fish Market on NW 21st inside the City Market.  The fish monger was so helpful, pleasant, and positive.  I really recommend a visit.  If you haven’t tried skate before … Continue reading

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Don Draper’s Canadian Club Manhattan

We are officially counting down to the season opener of Mad Men this Sunday.  Tonight we pay our respects to Don Draper’s whiskey of choice: Canadian Club.  Here is a classic Manhattan recipe to enjoy with your Utz Potato Chips. … Continue reading

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Duck Confit

In preparation for making Anthony Bourdain’s Cassoulet from his irreverent book, The Les Halles Cookbook, I made my first Duck Confit.  Confit is a fancy French term which means cooking and preserving something immersed in fat.  When you cook duck … Continue reading

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