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3 Things to Try Before Writing Off Brussel Sprouts

by Elizabeth December 17, 2013
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I know a lot of people have bad associations with brussel sprouts, often drawing upon memories of being forced to eat them as kids – I remember my first experience was with brussel sprouts that had been boiled, the result of which was watery brownish-green lumps that tasted like something that might live in a […]

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Everything Bagel Vinaigrette

by Elizabeth October 11, 2013
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“If you were to identify one taste that best represents New York, you could do worse than the everything bagel, with its frenetic coating of poppy, caraway, and sesame seeds, plus salt, garlic, and onion. An everything bagel, like the city itself, is not shy. It’s brash, aggressive, over-the-top, and utterly polyglot, both an emblem […]

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One of my All Time Favorite Salads

by Elizabeth March 18, 2013
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This roast carrot and avocado salad is the second of my two favorite recipes from ABC Kitchen. I wrote about the first last summer and this is a nice alternative for cold weather.  I adapted this from the NYTimes and Food52 recipes and made some changes to simplify and use what I had in stock. Note […]

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Wedding Mushrooms

by Elizabeth January 17, 2013
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Here’s a quick week night side dish recipe of sauteed mushrooms in white wine and herbs that we make at least once a week.  It takes only minutes to prepare but you would never know it from the complex umami flavor and the heavenly aroma that fills the kitchen during cooking.  We started calling these “wedding mushrooms” […]

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A Few of my Favorite Kitchen Tips

by Elizabeth October 19, 2012
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Here are a few of my favorite kitchen tips gathered over the years…some were passed down through family recipes, others I learned in culinary school, and the rest came from my favorite cookbooks and magazines as noted. Image via Onceuponachef.com 1. Getting rid of a harsh oniony taste. If you (or your breath) are not […]

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Fall Favorites

by Elizabeth September 27, 2012
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So it turns out the move we thought was happening in November is happening a month early on Oct. 27th, so needless to say it’s been a bit of a scramble over here. I haven’t had much time for writing but here are a few of my favorite (mostly) food things of late. Knife Skills […]

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Summer Red (Guest Post!)

by Elizabeth August 17, 2012
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Here is DishingWell’s very first guest blogger!  This week’s topic is devoted to wine and marks the beginning of what I hope will become a regular series on all things boozy.  (I may be slightly biased since my guest happens to be my husband) but I promise he won’t disappoint! UB40 promo shot from showsaustralia.blogspot.com […]

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