Archive for May, 2008

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big, slurpy bowl of udon noodles

big, slurpy bowl of udon noodles

Nothing says comfort food like a big bowl of slurpy noodles. Surprisingly, I don’t miss living in New York as much as I thought I would. I’ve adjusted well to [...]

May 30, 2008 × 5 comments

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a different kind of potato salad

a different kind of potato salad

Usually potato salad means boiled potatoes and globs of mayonnaise. (Um, duh.) And while this kind of potato salad can be just the thing for a backyard BBQ, it’s not [...]

May 28, 2008 × 0 comments

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the pioneer woman’s easy goat cheese hors d’oeuvres

the pioneer woman’s easy goat cheese hors d’oeuvres

Everyone needs a pretty and easy hors d’oeuvre recipe. Whenever I have people over, I usually end up with one hopelessly complicated starter that takes me entirely too long to [...]

May 27, 2008 × 3 comments

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shrimp, jicama & black bean salad w/lime serrano dressing

shrimp, jicama & black bean salad w/lime serrano dressing

I think this is my new favorite salad. Actually, I’m pretty sure it is. It’s spicy and smoky, crunchy and refreshing, which is good because it’s been over 90° here [...]

May 23, 2008 × 6 comments

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espresso pork tenderloin & smoked paprika sweet potato fries

espresso pork tenderloin & smoked paprika sweet potato fries

I love french fries. When my parents took me to France as a teen (with an unfortunate curly-fro), I saw a french fry sandwich. A french fry sandwich? Yep. Fries [...]

May 21, 2008 × 7 comments

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mom’s arroz con pollo (chicken & rice)

mom’s arroz con pollo (chicken & rice)

My mom is famous for her Arroz con Pollo. Down here, everyone’s mom knows how to make Arroz con Pollo, but my mom’s is the undisputed best ever. There are [...]

May 19, 2008 × 53 comments

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pizza pie! how to make a tasty calzone.

pizza pie! how to make a tasty calzone.

Every Friday night is pizza night at my house. I make the dough in the morning and it rises patiently on my counter top while I work. My husband gets [...]

May 16, 2008 × 7 comments

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summer rolls w/ spicy peanut & sesame basil dipping sauces

summer rolls w/ spicy peanut & sesame basil dipping sauces

I love summer rolls for a number of reasons. 1. They’re pretty 2. They’re hand-held 3. You can dip them in sauce 4. They’re healthy 5. They are super tasty [...]

May 14, 2008 × 11 comments

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espresso and pasilla braised short ribs

espresso and pasilla braised short ribs

Yesterday was Mother’s Day. Normally, I would spend the day with my mom, but my parents are on vacation in Argentina. When they first announced their plans, I was envious [...]

May 12, 2008 × 11 comments

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potato & spinach frittata w/ roasted golden tomato salsa

potato & spinach frittata w/ roasted golden tomato salsa

Back in college, Saturdays in the Fall used to be all about football. And football started first thing in the morning. It’s very important to get a few hours of [...]

May 8, 2008 × 1 comment

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toasted sesame noodle salad w/nori-crusted tofu

toasted sesame noodle salad w/nori-crusted tofu

I’ve got warn you before you click through or scroll down to today’s recipe. The ingredient list is 23 items long. 23! I know, it’s ridiculous, but I swear the [...]

May 6, 2008 × 3 comments

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portuguese chourico, scallop & radicchio rigatoni

portuguese chourico, scallop & radicchio rigatoni

A few weeks ago, I thought to myself “I really must start exploring a world beyond Spanish chorizo.” I didn’t say it out loud of course (my husband would file [...]

May 2, 2008 × 2 comments