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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

 

Crabby&Crabbier: Full Of Beans Quesadillas

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Revisited this recipe in The Crabby Cook Cookbook and like it even better now. For my non-dairy daughter I omitted the cheese. She loved ‘em.

It’s football season. You’re gonna be glad you have this recipe, trust me.

With a little guacamole on the side, even better.

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Frittata Lite

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

  1. Hungry. Lunchtime. If have to assemble one more turkey sandwich, might puke. Read More

 

Gazpacho For Picky People

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

My husband loves tomatoes. Raw tomatoes, that is: he will not eat them cooked. (He has the same peculiar picky streak with regard to carrots: loves ‘em raw, hates ‘em cooked.) His sister Julie, on the other hand, does not only dislike raw tomatoes, she finds them repulsive. She will not eat anything with seeds, including olives. A pomegranate would give her a nervous breakdown. Tom’s other sister, Ellen, won’t eat spaghetti sauce, hamburgers, meat loaf, cheese of any kind, jelly (hello?), peas or lima beans. Like her father and Tom, she also dislikes onions and garlic, and, a la Julie, ix-nay the tomatoes and olives.

It’s just another example of how kids are genetically designed to drive their parental menu-planners crazy. Read More

 

Valley Onion Soup

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

I haven’t been to Paris in a while, but I’ve been to the next best place: Encino.

There are two reasons why I go to Encino, a small city (or enclave or district or borough or cluster or whatever it is) in the San Fernando Valley, north of where I live. One is that I have a superior dentist there. The other is that I know a fabulous cook who lives there, and I like to take advantage of every opportunity to eat at her house.

Last time I dropped by (“Oh, is it dinner time? Who knew? What’s cookin’?”) Suzanne offered me a sample of her French onion soup. While my memory is admittedly badly impaired, I don’t recall eating a better version of it, ever. Read More

 

Vegetable Soup

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Vegetable soup always reminds me of my mother-in-law. This is because she used to feed her family “Saturday Soup,” so named because she made it on Saturdays, using Campbell’s vegetable soup as a base and adding leftovers from the week’s meals. Bette’s kids ate the soup happily, oblivious to the fact that it contained finely chopped brisket from Tuesday’s dinner, or the spaghetti  from Thursday’s. Read More

 

What To Eat While Pregnant (Sweet Potato Vichyssoise)

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

I heard on NPR that what a mother eats while pregnant influences the food preferences of her child. So, a mom who loves steak and spuds will bear a like-minded child. This inspired me to try to recall what the hell I ate when my first daughter was in utero.
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Smokin’ Salmon Sandwiches

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Smoked salmon is one of those things nobody ever told me about until I was grown up. I mean, I guess I heard about it, but it was food beyond my reach. It never appeared in our kitchen; in small-town Illinois, it seemed exotic.

Other things I didn’t see much of included calves’ liver and oysters but when I tasted them for the first time, I knew it would be the last. I had quite a different reaction to silky, seductive smoked salmon. Read More

 

New Years

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

I made a New Year’s Resolution not to be so crabby. But the damn butternut squash soup is challenging my resolve…
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The Squash Diaries 2: Butternut

Monday, November 29th, 2010

What you see here is a picture of a butternut squash I made the mistake of trying to peel.
Well, I don’t care what Ina G. says. Don’t attempt to peel a butternut squash before it’s cooked. As a friend of mine said, it’s like wrestling with a rock. The upper body exercise is such that you will require physical therapy afterwards. Just cut the damn thing into chunks and roast ‘em, THEN peel ‘em and proceed with your recipe.
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