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Wild Salmon with Fresh Herb Salsa Verde

by Elizabeth August 14, 2014
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  It seems like there is always a little of that feast or famine aspect of summer gardening in the Northeast; you spend what seems like months anxiously awaiting the glorious day you can pick your first homegrown ripe tomato and then before you know it there are dozens ripening at once and you are scrambling […]

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My Perfect Winter Comfort Food

by Elizabeth January 22, 2014
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Cook’s Illustrated makes me giddy. It combines two of the things I love: food and science. I haven’t talked a lot about my geeked-out science passion because, as odd as it sounds, I’m just putting it together myself. This isn’t the first time I’ve sung the praises of Cook’s Illustrated (CI). As I see it, […]

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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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Halloween Inspiration

by Elizabeth October 23, 2013
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While working on my next recipe post I compiled some of the things that are inspiring me and making me laugh this Halloween season. HALLOWEENIES! DIY CLEMENTINE CANDLE Click image above to see video PUMPKIN PUNCH BOWL VAMPIRE KISS MARTINI  HALLOWEEN STUFFED PEPPERS Five Uses for Pumpkin Seeds Halloween Party Playlist 18 DIY Ideas for […]

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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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Date Night

by Elizabeth October 12, 2012
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Since this is my life right now when we’re not getting takeout (I will miss you Westville!) we’ve been gravitating towards cooking easy and fast. Here are two simple seasonal recipes I made this week. Both focus on a naturally sweet main ingredient that is balanced by incorporating contrasting flavor profiles. Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates I […]

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Roasted Squash with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

by Elizabeth September 5, 2012
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“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” – Julia Child   Since sage brown butter sauce happens to be one of my favorites, I’ve gotten creative with it since giving up gluten because most often you find it paired with pasta. (I have however tried it with gluten-free pasta and it does not disappoint!).  Brown […]

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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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