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Football Lover’s Bean Dip

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

BeanDipphotoIt’s time to celebrate the football season!

Well, actually, if you are like me, you pretend to celebrate the football season, when what really drives your excitement is the excuse to eat the food associated with the sport. (Think bean dip.) Read More

 

Tuesday Pasta

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

 

TuesdayPasta 2This is the sort of recipe that you come up with when you are too lazy to go to the market to buy real ingredients but you have to eat so you make something up based on the limp contents of your fridge. Read More

 

Sassy Sliders

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

SLIDERS1A couple years back i reported to you on a prize-winning, record-setting burger that weighed in at over 210 pounds. Well, apparently that record has been obliterated, shattered, knuckle-dropped, air-popped, heel-stomped and other synonyms for royally busted. Read More

 

Summer Quenchers: The Lemonade Variations

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Lemonade22240I’ve got this Meyer lemon tree in my yard that is dripping with fruit. With a sudden burst of culinary energy (for some reason I’m channeling Rachael Ray) I am doing a lemon project this week, finally committed to using my harvest for something other than dog toys. Read More

 

How to Throw A Party That Lasts For Eight Hours

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

LynnBarMy friend Lynn is a party animal. By this I mean she does a bash like nobody else I know. Case in point: her daughter suggested having a pajama party for her 26th birthday last week and here’s what happened. Read More

 

Berry Me

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Berries I went to the Farmers’ Market on Saturday and I believe I snapped. I bought so many berries, the berry guy can send his daughter to college on his profits. I bought so many berries I got a flat tire on the way home. I bought so many berries I really have no option but to make several desserts and possibly some jam. Read More

 

Good Enough To Eat

Friday, April 18th, 2014

goodEnoughToEatOne of my fave places to eat comfort food on the Upper West Side is Good Enough To Eat. Order the pumpkin French toast and the thick-sliced bacon. Just do it. It makes life worth living. Read More

 

Beer Bread (Erin Go Drunk)

Monday, March 17th, 2014

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This is a great bread for St. Patrick’s Day if you are not too drunk to cook due to  all the beer you imbibed at the parade this morning. Read More

 

The Bee and Thistle Inn

Monday, May 20th, 2013

I’m making a lot of trips to Connecticut these days, to visit elderly parents. In so doing I’ve discovered a quaint corner of coziness  called The Bee and Thistle Inn, a B&B and  a comfort zone in Old Lyme that is my new favorite home away from home. Read More

 

Cheese Pecan Biscuits

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

When people drop by unexpectedly, it’s nice to be able to offer them a refreshment of some kind, like, say, tea and biscuits. When I say “people,” I mean, of course people you know. Do not let just anybody in.

Red flags would be: 1) The have mistaken your house for the one where they are shooting a porn movie, 2) they are wearing a Nixon mask or 3) they are selling (ill-gotten) steaks  door-to-door. I have had all three of these types knock on my door at various times and did not offer tea to any of them, although I did buy steaks from #3. (More on that story here.)

Anyway, if you think someone might show up who you actually want to sip tea (or drink sherry) with, keep this biscuit dough on hand. You can whip up delicious savory cookies in 20 minutes.

Cheese and Pecan Biscuits

Yield: about 18-20 biscuits

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon salt

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

6 ounces grated, sharp cheddar cheese

½ cup finely chopped pecans

 

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, combine the butter, cheese and pecans. Add the flour mixture and mix until ingredients are well combined, forming large crumbs. (I do this with my hands.)

2. Dump the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough in two parts, and shape each part into a log about 8 inches long. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or for a couple of days. (Or freeze the dough for up to six months.)

3. When you’re ready to bake the biscuits, preheat the oven to 350 F. Cut the log into slices about  ¼ to ½ inch thick. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake for about 10-12 minutes, until they just start to turn golden.

Cool and serve warm or room temperature.

 

 

 

 

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