Month: February 2016

Do you like potato bread? Potato bread is essentially wheat bread with a mashed potato worked into the dough. It has the most wonderful crust, and the light but firm structure, with generous craggly holes make for the most fantastic toast. (All those nooks and crannies? Perfect butter and jam receptacles.) With all of the artisan
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Have you ever made pasta with vodka sauce? It’s a velvety creamy tomato sauce that happens to be cooked with a splash of vodka, which remarkably makes this simple sauce taste simply sublime. Typically pasta alla vodka is made with penne pasta. For this version we are adding in some fresh shrimp, to make the dish more of
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Guacamole, a dip made from avocados, is originally from Mexico. The name is derived from two Aztec Nahuatl words—ahuacatl (avocado) and molli (sauce). All you really need to make guacamole is ripe avocados and salt. After that, a little lime or lemon juice—a splash of acidity to balance the richness of the avocado. Then comes chopped
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The best thing about cold weather? It’s the best excuse to make a big pot of soup or stew! This recipe is an Italian take on our standby cabbage soup. More a stew than a soup, it uses Savoy cabbage (you could also use Napa cabbage), which is milder than regular cabbage, Italian sausage, white beans, fresh parsley, and
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Looking for fun and easy chocolate dessert experience? Make chocolate fondue! My friend Garrett taught me how to make this years ago. It’s a great way to make dessert a more interactive experience. Everyone gets to choose their own “dip-able” fruit—whether it’s strawberries, bananas, or marshmallows, and it’s incredibly easy to make. Only needs three ingredients—chocolate, cream, and a
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One of our favorite family recipes of all time is this simple and easy fish stew. It takes less than 30 minutes, start to finish, and is absolutely delicious! Continue reading “Quick Easy Fish Stew” » Simply Recipes
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Chicken and mushrooms naturally love each other, especially with a creamy sauce. This recipe is quick and easy, and uses just a little bit of cream to pull everything together. Most of the flavor comes from the chicken and mushrooms themselves, with help from shallots and tarragon. Continue reading “Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Shallots” » Simply
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One of my favorite ways to prepare brussels sprouts is shredded, and quickly stir-fried in a hot pan. Add a little garlic, some lemon juice, and you have a quick and easy side dish! Perfect to serve with pork, chicken, or turkey. Continue reading “Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Lemon” » Simply Recipes
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Polish cuisine may be an obscure entry on the list of European culinary schools (at least when you ask some Americans about it). But despite this lack of name recognition, the dishes that this Eastern European nation had developed in the last millennia or so are damn tasty! But just like with any other given
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Spaghetti pasta alla carbonara. Luscious and wonderfully indulgent, pasta carbonara takes as long to make as it does to cook the pasta. The ingredients are simple—just spaghetti (or other long pasta), pancetta or bacon, eggs, Parmesan, a little olive oil, salt and pepper. A silky sauce is created when the beaten eggs are tossed with the
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One of my favorite ways to prepare brussels sprouts is shredded, and quickly stir-fried in a hot pan. Add a little garlic, some lemon juice, and you have a quick and easy side dish! Perfect to serve with pork, chicken, or turkey. Continue reading “Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Lemon” » Vegetarian – Simply Recipes
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