March 2008

French Dip Sandwiches

This is the single most-requested, best-loved, raved-about recipe on my personal blog. So I took some prettier pictures now that we no longer live in the dark after 4:00 pm and am sharing it with all of you! These aren’t your standard deli-sliced roast beef French dip sandwiches; you slow-cook a beef roast all day long until it’s so tender that you can shred it with one hand and a fork. The real beauty is how simple the ingredients are …

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Posted in How To..., Sara
Zesting Citrus

If you are a regular reader of this blog, or become one, it will not take long to see that I love citrus. I use lime zest, lemon zest, and orange zest a lot in my cooking. It’s one of the best ways to quickly brighten and freshen a dish and it’s so dang pretty too! Grating the skin of the fruit releases the oils so you get a great punch of flavor with just a tiny bit of zest. …

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Posted in Cookies, Kate
Chocolate Chip Cookies

So you know how in my profile, it says that I don’t need 10 chocolate chip cookie recipes, I just need the best one? Well this, my friends, is the best one. The world may not agree with me, but to me, chocolate chip cookies are the comfort food of the dessert world. If you don’t love them, a) you’re crazy and b) someone who loves you does love chocolate chip cookies and you should have a great recipe for …

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Posted in Easter, Other, Sara
Egg Salad BLT’s

All of you who have hard-boiled eggs in your fridge from Easter, this one’s for you! This is what I call a grown-up egg salad sandwich. I used to love egg salad as a kid, but as I got older something about the heavy mayo goop just turned me off. That is until I tried this version. It’s a bit lighter than your average egg salad and it has an unexpected ingredient; lemon zest. The lemon gives it a bright, …

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Posted in Kate, Vegetables
Caramelized Green Beans

Can you believe it’s Friday again? Can you believe it’s Easter? Yeah, me neither. So when your mother-in-law invited you to Easter dinner, did she ask you to bring a vegetable side dish and you’re stumped? Want to expand your horizons past the good ol’ green bean/cream of mushroom/crispy onion casserole? Love fresh green beans and don’t know what to do with them? Look no further, friends. Your beans have arrived. Let me warn you about something in advance–this recipe …

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How To: The Perfect Hard-boiled Egg

Yes, there is in fact a wrong way to hard-boil eggs. And the wrong way results in rubbery whites and yolks with that signature grey/brown coloring on the outside. Follow these simple steps to a perfectly cooked egg every time! 1. Place eggs in saucepan in a single layer. 2. Fill pan with cold water, covering eggs by 1 inch. 3. Place over medium-high heat. Cover; bring to a boil. When you see the water just starting to get tiny …

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Posted in Potatoes, Sara
Stuffed Bleu Cheese Potatoes

My Mom’s yummy twice-baked potatoes are a staple on our family dinner table at every holiday. It’s been that way since I was a kid. They are a hit with all age groups, every time. If you’re not a fan of bleu cheese, don’t stop reading!I will say here in writing that I actually don’t care for the blue stuff either. I actually really dislike it (gasp!) – yet I can devour more than one of these potatoes in a …

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Banana Cream Pie

Can I share a secret with you guys? Just because something is labor-intenseive or 100% homemade doesn’t mean it’s the best. Making great food doesn’t have to be hard. Let’s stop being martyrs here. I used to think the same way you did. I used to make everything absolutely from scratch. And there are a lot of things I only make from scratch, but if there’s a better, easier way of doing them, I ususally do that instead. Take, for …

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Sweetened Whipped Cream

Have you tried and tried to replicate fresh sweetened whipped cream but can’t do it? Yeah, I did that for a long time, too. When I worked at Kneaders, I even offered to make the whipped cream for the waffles one morning so I could learn the secret, but they wouldn’t let me because it was just that special. Fast forward a few years when I discovered it was way easier than I thought it would be. I don’t know …

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Italian Burgers

I promised you a wicked burger and I will deliver! It’s kind of like a giant bbq’d meatball sandwich and it’s a nice change of pace from the every day bbq’d burger.   This is a family favorite of ours as both kiddos and adults love them! Now I dare you to tell me those pictures don’t make your mouth water!

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