Monthly Archives: September 2014

Pavlova With Berries And Salted Caramel Sauce. New Music From The Response.

This guy cracks me up. And now we all know that Pavlova was first created in New Zealand. I’ve shared a recipe for a Mixed Berry Pavlova before, but today’s recipe has one key difference. Salted Caramel Sauce. Oh my! … Continue reading

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Simple Macaroni And Beef With Cheese. Dancing Around To Tahiti 80.

What’s not to love about an easy recipe that is packed with macaroni, spiced beef sauce and two kinds of cheese? And did I mention that it can be made ahead for those busy nights? Total comfort food. Adjust the … Continue reading

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Bacon Dashi With Fingerling Potatoes And Clams. New Music From Bugs In The Dark.

My husband bought me the Momofuku cookbook by David Chang and Peter Meehan a few years ago. It’s a beautiful book filled with entertaining stories, gorgeous photography and really interesting recipes with an Asian slant. Every time I make something … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet. No Bake Chips Ahoy! Icebox Cake.

Well, that’s not something you see very often in an icebox. One of my favorite desserts ever is this Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake. Totally over the top, it’s made with homemade chocolate chip cookies and a thick mascarpone and … Continue reading

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Italian Layer Bake. Cool New Music From Evil Arrows.

This casserole is so good. A bunch of cold-cuts and cheese are layered between crescent roll dough then baked until the cheese gets all melty. Eggs act to bind everything together, while roasted red peppers add some sweetness and texture. … Continue reading

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Three Herb Pesto With Pasta And Tomatoes. New Music From The Honeyrunners.

Summer may be fading fast, but you can hold onto its vibrant flavors with this fresh tasting pasta dish. Basil, dill and parsley are combined to make a bold pesto which gets tossed with elbow macaroni and juicy grape tomatoes. … Continue reading

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Candied Peanuts. Catchy Music From Noah Kahan.

A guy walks into a bar, and the peanuts on the counter start complimenting him. So he asks the bartender, “What’s up with the peanuts?” Then the bartender says, “Oh, they’re complimentary.” Per David Lebovitz, the famous pastry chef and … Continue reading

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Sweet Cucumber Pickles. Basking in Summer Sun By Slow Down Molasses.

I’ve been up to my ears in cucumbers these past few weeks. What to do when life throws you cukes? Make pickles! This is one of the easiest and most delicious recipes for pickles I have ever tried. The balance … Continue reading

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Deluxe Turkey Club Pizza. Fun New Music From Dirty Little Blondes.

Q: How do you make a blonde laugh on Friday? A: Tell her a joke on Monday. Q: What did the blonde say when she opened the box of cheerios? A: Oh look, daddy…doughnut seeds. Q: If a blonde and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes. Dante On The Stereo.

Whoa! Warning: Over the top cupcake alert. These Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes have so much going on. They start with a rich, but tender chocolate cake that is filled with a creamy caramel. The caramel oozes into the cake and makes … Continue reading

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