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Beer Bread (Erin Go Drunk)

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

 

Kale And Virtue

March 5th, 2014

KaleImage 1I love Food52’s Quinoa Pilaf, but I make it with a few adjustments. I use baby kale because I find the adult variety can be as tough to chew as, say, a pine tree. Read More

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14th, 2014

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Cold Comfort

January 27th, 2014

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Although it’s 43º in NYC today, it was certainly not so balmy last week. After a brisk walk in the 7º weather, I found myself with a serious interest in comfort food.

Now I’m back in LA where it is sickeningly beautiful every day (with temps hovering around 70º) but I still feel the need for the comfort. I think I’m suffering from a sort of cold-weather-related PTSD. Read More

 

Oh My Darling Clementine

December 31st, 2013

ClementinesInBowlImageA couple days before Christmas, my sister and I were having our annual bitch-in about all the kitchen time we were putting in that week, when Lindsay mentioned she was making a Clementine Cake. I assumed this was something akin to a Key Lime Pie. “Sounds great,” I said, mentally dismissing it as way too Florida for a proper holiday dessert, and likely way too complicated for a week with cooking chores so numerous I was already as irritable as Scrooge. Read More

 

Crabby&Crabbier: Full Of Beans Quesadillas

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.

Trust me. (Did I say that already?) Read More

 

Crabby&Crabbier: Chicken Curry (With Heirloom Tomatoes and Coconut Milk)

September 12th, 2013

Continuing to work my way through The Crabby Cook Cookbook, I revisited the recipe for Chicken Curry. This was partly to accommodate my anti-dairy daughter (who has moved home post-college, restoring my nest to half-empty condition) and partly because I had a curry craving due to atmospheric or hormonal or domestic changes, or maybe to the L.A. heat which made me feel like I was living in one of the overheated countries where curry is popular. Read More

 

Crabby&Crabbier: New Favorite Potato Salad

August 25th, 2013

I recently made this potato salad for 15 people. I will I never do it again unless I lose my mind and become a caterer.Nor would I recommend that you undertake such a preposterous task. But I would recommend that you try this recipe in smaller proportions. It’s my family’s new favorite. Read More

 

Crabby&Crabbier: Tom’s Brownies

August 11th, 2013

Revisiting recipes from The Crabby Cook Cookbook, we made these for a crowd and watched them vanish in five minutes… Read More

 

Crabby&Crabbier: Skirt Steak Tacos

August 1st, 2013

For the first installment of Crabbier&Crabbier (the Crabby version of Julie&Juia), I revisited a recipe from my book called Skirt Steak Tacos…

When people discuss skirt steak (admittedly not a common occurrence) it makes me think of cows in tutus.

I don’t know why someone would name a cut of beef after a girly garment. It seems almost oxymoronic. Read More

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