Monthly Archives: January 2011

Recipe: Foolproof Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been making this recipe since I was in high school where, among other things, I used them to bribe my way onto student council. It’s loosely based on a family recipe from my uncle or grandmother but has evolved … Continue reading

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Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Oatmeal with Apricots and Buttermilk

I started testing slow cooker recipes for the first time recently and tried an overnight oatmeal last night. A recipe on The Kitchn, by Louie C, inspired me since it featured buttermilk. For some reason, buttermilk always sounds like it’ll … Continue reading

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Recipe: Make Your Own Yogurt

Of course you can buy yogurt at the store… but you can also make it yourself at home. If you can buy inexpensive milk (like the gallons at Costco) it can save you money or you may want to make … Continue reading

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Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Asian-Style Pork with Noodles

[slideshow] I’ve leaped into the slow-cooker world over the past few weeks and tested out my second recipe this weekend: an Asian-style pork dish from the Food Network Web site. I could have went for a traditional pot roast, brisket, … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Connecticut Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives

Great article in the New York Times on Connecticut restaurants featured on Guy Fieri’s food network show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. According to the fan site Flavor town USA, there are seven restaurants that have been/will be featured in the … Continue reading

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Recipe Review: Lamb Pitas–Refreshing Twist on Gyro Flavors

[slideshow] Last night we finally got the chance to try out a new Fine Cooking recipe: Lamb and Sweet Onion Pitas with Orange-Cucumber Salad by Liz Pearson and it was a great success. Can’t wait to make it again.  It … Continue reading

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Yummy Cabbage Recipes: Hearty and Healthful

My mouth watered when I noticed a recent New York Times feature Cabbage’s Sweet Side by Elaine Louie. It featured three hearty (and healthy) recipes featuring this winter-time staple. I hope to try the sweet and sour Cabbage Soup recipe … Continue reading

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Recipe: Grandma’s Buttermilk Pancakes

[slideshow] Somehow, pancakes always tasted better at Grandma’s house growing up. Maybe it’s just because of the ambiance of her house or because we generally ate them on special occasions when the family is all together–like Christmas morning when they … Continue reading

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Yum! Hash: A Food Trend

I’ve been dreaming about turkey hash ever since I saw a Barefoot Contessa tip on what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers. I finally got to make it last night using a turkey I made (not so successfully!) on the grill … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish

[slideshow] Some like to experiment with recipes for the holiday but for me, some traditions CANNOT be tampered with… one is the inclusion of my mom’s fresh cranberry-orange relish for holiday dinners. I have no idea where the recipe came … Continue reading

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