Monthly Archives: November 2011

What I’m Reading Today

Hope you’ve recovered from Thanksgiving.  It’s championship eating season in full swing-holiday parties, family dinners, Christmas cookies, and plenty of festive cocktails.  Are you ready? If you’re going for it, I say go big.  This Mocha Chocolate Chip Cake from … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

Melissa Clark, in the NY Times, is a cook after my own heart.  You know by now that I’ve got my eye out for make-ahead Thanksgiving dishes.  Her Mashed Potato Casserole with Sour Cream and Chives fits the bill perfectly.  … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Inspiration

Yesterday I taught a Thanksgiving workshop at Tante Marie’s.  The theme of the day was “no stress”, eliminating the chaos of last minute cooking by preparing as much as possible in advance.  This tends to be how I cook anyways … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

Last night I taught a class all about vegetables.  Got me thinking about Thanksgiving sides.  I think side dishes are the easiest place to introduce new recipes to this traditional meal.  Here are a few ideas I found in the … Continue reading

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Chickpea Stew with Lamb Meatballs

In Wednesday’s post I mentioned this Chickpea Stew with Lamb Meatballs.  Well, it was dinner tonight at my house and my husband said it was the best thing I’ve ever made.  I don’t know if it was that good but, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Today

Sugar buzz wearing off?  Yeah, me neither. Time to step away from the candy bowl and focus on savory cooking again. Thai-Style Fish Cakes, or Tod Mun, are a staple appetizer at almost any Thai restaurant around.  I think of … Continue reading

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Holiday Baking

With Halloween officially behind us it’s time to starting thinking about holiday baking.  Thanksgiving pies, Hanukkah doughnuts, Christmas cookies…you name it, I love making it all. I’ve spent some time creating a “department” in my e-store that is full of … Continue reading

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