Thin Crust Pizza (Americas Test Kitchen)

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For the past several months, Susan and I have been experimenting with making pizza.  We thought that we had discovered the perfect pizza crust until we tried America’s Test Kitchen Thin Crust Pizza.  The crust is similar to the Neo-Neopolitan … Continue reading

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Refried Beans

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Several weeks ago, we had a Mexican dinner consisting of chicken enchiladas, Mexican rice and refried beans.  All of the recipes were first-timers from the Allrecipes site, with some adaptations, of course!  Everything was absolutely incredible.  What stuck in my … Continue reading

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Mushroom Risotto

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Dinner tonight was chicken schnitzel with mustard cream sauce.  A perfect accompaniment is mushroom risotto.  My job was taking care of the mise en place, or getting everything ready.  Susan took over from there and actually made the risotto. The recipe is … Continue reading

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French Sablés

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For some time, I’ve been wanting to try Dorie Greenspan’s Sablés recipe from Baking:  From my home to yours.  One of the reasons for my procrastination was that the recipe called for egg yolks.  I was concerned that the egg … Continue reading

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Lemon Curd Tartlets

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This weekend, I thought I would try my hand at making macarons.  With Susan’s help, we made Lemon Macarons from the Bouchon Bakery cookbook.  While they tasted good, they were not ready for prime time. The lemon flavor came from … Continue reading

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin

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Lately, the weather has been pretty yucky – warmish, humid and rain mixed with fog.  This afternoon, however, the weather broke and all of a sudden we had 70° F weather with blue sky and a light breeze.  I had … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (King Arthur)

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King Arthur’s 2015 recipe of the year is Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.  I’ve been looking at this recipe for about a month, and finally decided to give it a try.  It did not disappoint!  As I often do, I read … Continue reading

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Flourless Chocolate Cake (King Arthur)

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Well, it’s the weekend, and time for me to spend most of my day in the kitchen making stuff.  Originally, I had planned on making a Doberge Cake using Gambino’s recipe.  Upon further reflection, I decided that I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Honey Wheat Rolls (Bread Machine)

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One of my absolute favorite things to make is bread.  The fact that one can add a little bit of salt and yeast to what I used as paste when I as a kid is totally captivating.  I don’t think … Continue reading

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Chicken Mozzarella Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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One of Susan’s favorite websites is Pinterest.  I have to confess that I spend a lot of time there as well!  Given her passion for cooking, Susan spends a lot of time looking at different things to try.  One such … Continue reading

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