Archive for November, 2010

Two keepers for the Thanksgiving season

November 30, 2010

By now you know I took a holiday in the kitchen last week. But I did stumble upon two amazing recipes that will forever be stashed in my Thanksgiving file, along with all my various November issues of Bon Appetit, Food&Wine and Gourmet dating back to 1994. The first: Mediterranean salad with pomegranate and prosciutto.  […]

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A headstart for Thanksgiving Dinner

November 24, 2010

I just stumbled upon Mark Bittman’s list of 101 recipes to give your Thanksgiving feast a head start the day before. I have my eye on the Thai winter squash soup. Looks easy enough to whip together this evening.  Then I’m hanging up my apron for a few days. On Thursday you’ll find me heating […]

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Sneaky cooking works like a charm

November 22, 2010

I’ve seen those cookbooks that advise moms to trick their kids into eating their vegetables. All sorts of subterfuge is suggested to camouflage the undesirables as cutesy shapes or mask them under heavy sauces.  I never went for that plan. If the kids don’t recognize the veggies on their plate when they’re young, why on […]

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Making food fast at home

November 14, 2010

Sometimes there’s just no time left to spend in the kitchen. Evening events filled up our calendar last week so dinner had to be simple and/or fast. For Meatless Monday, we relied on a stirfry (and ignored the boys’ standby complaints about tofu). Tuesday was easy thanks to leftovers from the Spicy Pork and Apricot […]

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They ate it, they liked it!

November 6, 2010

Chickpeas. Wheatberries. Brown rice pasta. Not exactly kid food. But over the last couple of weeks I’ve sneaked these items into our meal plan and eureka, no complaints! Sometimes I wonder it’s just a matter of planetary alignment that I get fewer grumbles than usual from my sons. Maybe their growing bodies/appetites are finally forcing […]

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