Recipes/ Sweet Tooth

The Galettes of Summer, or How to Avoid the Anxiety of Making a Perfect Pie

Think of a galette as a cross between a crusty cake and a pie, closer to a free-form tart in its preparation. You can make a new one every weekend in the summer time, taking advantage of whatever’s in season at the farmers market. In New Jersey, rhubarb season runs May through July, and in those three months I can never get enough. The issue I have with rhubarb—really with…

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Recipes/ Savory

Ridiculously Easy Pulled Pork

Sitting at my desk early on a rainy Friday, I was searching for a no-fuss weekend cooking project—the kind that requires very little hands on cooking or prep work. The kind of project that’s made for a slow cooker. A soup would require too much chopping. Braised beef would mean browning on the stove before transferring to the slow cooker (too many pots, too much to clean). I wanted something easier.…

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Musings

CreateTV says “Cheesy Rutabaga Mash” is a Winner!

I am so thrilled to announce that I’m one of the winners of the Create Cooking Challenge! My “Cheesy Rutabaga Mash” video was 4th place among the 18 finalists, judged by a panel of prestigious judges that includes some of my idols—among them Christopher Kimball! Jacques Pepín! Sara Moulton! And yes, I am REALLY excited that these people even saw my work, and liked it. While I’m looking forward to…

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Recipes/ Savory

Dinner for Two: Buttery-Garlicky-Spicy Calamari with Israeli CousCous

Picture it: Friday evening, long week, you and your sweetie are tired, hungry, and feel like having something a little more special than pizza. I don’t know about you guys, but that description sums up most Friday nights in my house.  I can make a quick dinner, cobbling together leftovers and/or pantry items, or I can whip up some eggs or make what I call a “kitchen sink salad”, which…

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Recipes/ Savory/ Tips

Video & Recipe: Cheesy Rutabaga Mash

Today’s a very exciting day on the blog. I’m posting my first video demo! May I present to you my entry for the CreateTV Cooking Challenge… Cheesy Rutabaga Mash! It’s about time we shine a light on the humble rutabaga. Earlier this winter I decided to give rutabaga a try, after I found myself sick of butternut squash and sweet potatoes (in other words, every January).  I had a hard…

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