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boeuf a la mode

Over the course of cooking through an entire cookbook, one gets to know the author a little through her recipes. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Dorie, but after cooking over 150 of her recipes, I’ve learned a … Continue reading

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salad nicoise

You can read a thousand different recipes for Salad Nicoise and, while the authors may tweak or play around a bit, the basic ingredients remain the same: tuna, boiled potatoes, green beans, olives, and anchovies. And, while I love salad … Continue reading

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veal chops and forgotten rosemary butter

I find that my sickbed traditions have changed very little over the years. When I was a kid, being sick meant a few days in bed followed by a day of recovery on the sofa. Camomile tea with honey and … Continue reading

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chicken breasts diable

Well, this should be an interesting month. For the first time ever, not a single recipe for which I voted made the roster. What the heck! Are my tastes really that weird? Probably best not to contemplate that question for … Continue reading

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fresh orange pork tenderloin

Oh WordPress, let me count the ways that you have annoyed me today. Losing my entire post after I clicked the Save button is at the top of the list. So here I am, typing it again. If you lose … Continue reading

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shrimp and cellophane noodles

Do you ever find yourself in the middle of cooking a recipe, and you just can’t shake that nagging feeling that you’re doing it wrong? I had that feeling while making this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Shrimp and … Continue reading

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chicken, apples, and cream a la normande

Ah the metric system, it still occasionally trips me up. According to the geniuses at Wikipedia, “The United States is the only industrialized country that does not use the metric system as its official system of measurement.” Which makes it … Continue reading

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