1. Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I don't know anyone who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies. One of my favorite recipes comes from Cook's Illustrated (warning: paywall), but is pretty time consuming in browing the butter, repeated mixing and resting, etc.

    I've found a few simpler recipes and tweaked them until I developed this one that's …

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  2. Pasta e Ceci

    Sun 15 November 2015 | tags: Pasta |

    Ceci is Italian for chick peas. This is a really simple dish with pasta and chick peas as the main ingredients. I never thought that would be a good combination, but it is surprisingly good. The pasta and chick peas together create almost a gnocchi like texture in your mouth …

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  3. Fajitas


    This is just the recipe for the marinade. Someday I'll be better and post instructions on how to grill it -- or as I sometimes do, cook in a super hot cast iron pan.

    • 1/2 c olive oil

    • 1/3 soy sauce

    • 4 scallions, coarsely chopped

    • 4 cloves garlic …

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  4. Green Gumbo

    Fri 12 June 2015 | tags: cajun |


    • 1 cup peanut oil
    • 1 cup flour
    • 2 cups chopped onion
    • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
    • 1 cup chopped celery
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
    • 1 ham hock
    • 10 cups water
    • 3 lbs assorted hearty greens (kale, spinach, etc.)
    • salt
    • 1 lb …
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  5. Cassoulet

    Based on Cooks Illustrated recipe for French Pork and White Beans Casserole (Cassoulet).


    • 1 lb dried canellini beans

    • 1 bay leaf

    • 4 sprigs thyme

    • 5 tb vegetable oil

    • 1 1/2 lbs garlic sausage, cut in 1 inch pieces.

    • 4 oz salt pork, bacon, or pancetta, chopped finely

    • 1 …

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  6. Pasta Carbonara

    Tue 13 January 2015 | tags: Pasta |

    One of my favorite things to eat is a runny egg. It’s actually the only “banned food” that I couldn’t bring myself to give up when I was pregnant. So it’s no surprise that I find pasta carbonara delicious. I’ve found the perfect recipe by combining …

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  7. Colombian Chicken Soup

    Sun 04 January 2015 | tags: Soup |

    My husband and I have developed a tradition over the past few years. When I get sick with a cold, he makes me chicken noodle soup. He makes chicken stock in large batches every few months and freezes it. He uses that as base for a chicken noodle soup recipe …

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  8. Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Thu 20 November 2014 | tags: Pasta |

    I love spaghetti and meatballs. There’s not much more I can say about that. But no one likes a meatball that’s dry and crumbly, or one that’s so soft that it can’t hold its shape. One of my favorite meatball recipes comes from Elyse Bauer at …

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  9. Bi Bim Bap

    Fri 26 September 2014 | tags: Korean |

    One of my first published recipes: bi bim bap. It’s a Korean dish with a whole bunch of assorted vegetables served with rice topped with a runny fried or poached egg. I took inspiration from a few recipes, including one from maangchi and Korean Bapsang.

    This includes a list …

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  10. Braised Cabbage with Kielbasa

    Thu 12 June 2014

    My husband likes to make fish tacos. They’re very good (and maybe one day he’ll share his recipe here) but he often buys a whole head of red cabbage and slices up just a little bit of it to top the tacos with. This means we end up …

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