Month: October 2016

There’s something irresistible about Mexican Wedding cookies. I can’t help but reach for them whenever they appear on a cookie platter. These cookies have a crumbly, buttery, nutty texture that just melts in your mouth. Like I said: completely irresistible. Continue reading “Mexican Wedding Cookies” » Simply Recipes
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Grilling might not be for everyone. But delicious, tender BBQ chicken legs certainly should be. If you don’t have a grill or the weather is keeping you inside, this easy technique for making barbecue chicken in the oven is all you need. Continue reading “Easy BBQ Chicken in the Oven” » Simply Recipes
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Caponata is a sweet-and-sour eggplant relish and one of Sicily’s most famous dishes. It’s typically spooned onto crusty bread as an appetizer, but caponata also makes a wonderful pasta sauce. Continue reading “Eggplant Caponata Pasta” » Vegetarian – Simply Recipes
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Pickled shrimp is one of those party dishes that has everyone rushing into the kitchen to see how you made it. In fact, you didn’t do very much at all, which is what makes pickled shrimp such a great choice for cocktail parties and holiday gatherings. The shrimp look so amazing packed into a jar. You
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The first glimpse of an orange pumpkin means it’s officially fall. In Seattle, we hit 95 degrees one day, and then the next, it was sweatshirt weather! And I am all for sweatshirt weather. Let’s just keep this train rolling, shall we? These pumpkin bars have a cheesecake-like filling and a crunchy streusel topping. Don’t
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Many years ago, I ran a vegetarian restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana. One of our Indian friends and customers gave me this recipe, which I’ve revised over the years. (Thank you, Santosh, wherever you are!) This is a nice curry for a weeknight since it doesn’t involve too much heavy lifting. There are many versions in
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Do you know the Filipino dish Chicken Adobo? I can’t even say the words without my mouth watering. This one-pot recipe calls for simmering chicken in a tangy, vinegar-based sauce, which I’ve riffed to make gluten-free and Paleo. It’s a very tasty spin on your typical weeknight chicken dinner that everyone can enjoy! Continue reading “Paleo Chicken
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Tabbouleh is a Lebanese dish that’s traditionally made with lots of chopped parsley and mint, bulgur wheat, and often, ripe tomatoes. It’s simple to make and one of my summer favorites. As we head into colder months, I wanted to translate this summer classic into a side dish for fall meals, featuring cauliflower, carrots, and
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Almost every Sunday morning growing up, my father would make a huge apple coffee cake for us after church. We would hungrily watch him pour the batter into the pyrex baking dish, insert apple slices, and sprinkle with streusel topping. Oh the magic of baking to young eyes! A half hour later the coffee cake
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A crisp, crunchy, and tart apple dipped in sweet caramel sauce just feels like fall to me. I thought it would be a great idea to make a healthier version of a caramel dip so I could eat this as a snack instead of dessert! This no-cook dip comes together quickly and is made from
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Turning healthy ingredients into a vibrant dinner always feels a little magical to me. These sweet potato and black bean tacos are just such a meal. Smoky roasted sweet potatoes, hearty black beans, and a variety of toppings make this a satisfying meat-free dinner. It’s also is ready to go in about 30 minutes. Continue reading “Sweet
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Turning healthy ingredients into a vibrant dinner always feels a little magical to me. These sweet potato and black bean tacos are just such a meal. Smoky roasted sweet potatoes, hearty black beans, and a variety of toppings make this a satisfying meat-free dinner. It’s also is ready to go in about 30 minutes. Continue reading “Sweet
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My sister absolutely loves snacks that are both sweet and salty. Chocolate-covered potato chips and chocolate-covered peanuts are on the list, but chocolate-covered pretzels are her all time favorite. Making your own chocolate-covered pretzels is a fun afternoon project and makes a nice alternative to the store-bought varieties, especially around the holidays when homemade treats
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The tomato-based seafood stew called “cioppino” began in the kitchens of San Francisco’s Italian-American immigrants. Those cooks used a variety of fish and shellfish found in their new region to make this colorful, hearty meal. Take that stew pot to New England and the seafood changes. Where San Francisco cooks have Dungeness crab, New Englanders have lobster,
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A fall classic from the recipe archive! ~Elise Every time I look at a picture of this pork and poblano stew I want to eat it all over again. This is one of those lick-every-last-drop stews, so good! Early fall is peak chile season, and we have plenty of poblanos in the garden. Every few
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