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Roasted Vegetable Couscous with Chickpeas and Onion-Pine Nut Topping

From January 2009 Cooking Light.  Recipe here. Another Girl-friendly vegetarian meal.  I clipped this one out of Cooking Light magazine about a year ago and the kids plucked it from my recipes files at last week’s “family meeting/menu planning session.”  I was worried that they were just tired and eager to get the meeting over […]

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Posted on January 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Menus, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian

Brown Butter Raspberry Tart

Tart (from L to R):  before baking, serving slice, while cooling.  Click on photos to see them bigger. When I saw this recipe in Bon Appetit this summer, I knew that I would HAVE to make it.  I’m a sucker for anything containing browned butter and I LOVE any kind of berries.  I never suspected […]

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Posted on January 25, 2010 at 9:56 pm by lara · Permalink · One Comment
In: Desserts

Coriander-Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Sweet and Spicy Roasted Vegetables, Brown Rice with Walnuts and Golden Raisins

Coriander-Crusted Pork Tenderloin recipe link Sweet and Spicy Roasted Vegetables recipe link Brown Rice with Walnuts and Golden Raisins recipe link Wow!  This whole menu is from Dec’09/Jan’10 Fine Cooking magazine and it was OUTSTANDING.  The kids loved the veggies and rice and the pork was really amazing.  It was definitely the standout of the […]

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Posted on January 25, 2010 at 9:41 pm by lara · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Entrees, Favorites, Menus, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian

Alton Brown’s Funnel Cake

As a family, we love amusement parks.  We have been to ones all over the South, from Texas (SixFlags and SeaWorld) to Florida (Disney/Epcot, Universal, SeaWorld/Discovery Cove) to The Carolinas (Carowinds) to Virginia (Kings’ Dominion) and many more.  One of our favorite treats (the very last thing, before leaving the park) is to share a […]

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Posted on January 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm by lara · Permalink · One Comment
In: Desserts, Favorites, Snacks

Slow-Roasted Grape and Yogurt Parfaits

Recipe here.  Click on the pretty photos to see them bigger. This recipe looked delicious when I saw it in the magazine, although it strikes me as a bit strange.  I mean, really…something that has to roast for 3 hours for BREAKFAST?  Am I supposed to wake up at 3 am?  And roasting grapes in […]

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Posted on January 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breakfast, Desserts, Favorites, Vegetarian

Ginger-Squash Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

Another one that I made a long time ago and never got around to posting, but it was very good.  Great for an after-school snack.  Recipe here.

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Posted on January 14, 2010 at 7:08 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breads, Breakfast, Snacks

Flank Steak with Artichoke-Potato Hash and Aleppo-Pepper Aioli

This was really yummy.  I made it a long time ago, but am just now getting around to posting it.  Would be sophisticated enough for a “company” meal, but isn’t difficult to make. Recipe here.

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Posted on January 13, 2010 at 9:31 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Menus, Side Dishes - Starch

Middle Eastern-Style Flank Steak and Orecchiette with Brussels Sprouts, Gorgonzola, and Brown-Butter Pecans

This dinner tasted a lot better than my stinky photo makes it look.  I overcooked the steak a little bit and I undercooked the brussels sprouts a little bit, but both dishes tasted WONDERFUL.  The pasta was very rich and cheesy and creamy and the steak had just enough spice on it.  Girl, of course, […]

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Posted on January 13, 2010 at 9:09 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Menus, Pasta, Salad, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian

Curried Chickpea and Summer Vegetable Stew with Quick Tandoori Chicken Thighs

Absolutely wonderful.  We all loved this.  Girl had her stew, obviously, sans chicken. Flavorful and spicy, but not too hot.  Savory and tangy.  The chicken was moist and meaty. Not too difficult or time-consuming. Fine Cooking’s website is subscription-only, but I’ve included the recipe links, anyway, because sometimes they will let you look at certain […]

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Posted on January 13, 2010 at 8:52 pm by lara · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Entrees, Menus, Vegetarian

Truffle Mashed Potatoes

Steamed broccoli.  Chicken thighs sprinkled with Baby Bam, then grilled and sliced.  Truffle Mashed potatoes. (I wanted the focus of this meal to be on the potatoes, so I thought the rest of the food should be simple.  I thought using Baby Bam on the chicken would be fitting, since the potato recipe is also […]

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Posted on January 13, 2010 at 3:49 pm by lara · Permalink · One Comment
In: Menus, Side Dishes - Starch, Spices and Seasonings