Teriyaki Chicken (10 of 10)

Teriyaki Chicken

Growing up we ate a lot of teriyaki chicken. I’d say I was partly to blame for this phenomenon. I loved teriyaki chicken. Nevermind that we’d already had it earlier in the week, when it showed up for dinner again, it was an exciting occasion. On Saturday mornings while grocery shopping with my dad I’d…

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Roast Pork and Apples (7 of 9)

Roast Pork and Apples

I don’t go in much for adventure cooking. The dishes with too many steps or too many fancy ingredients rarely happen here. My mom had a rule when it came to cooking – if the recipe went onto the second page, she wasn’t going to make it. It’s a rule I’ve mostly adopted in my…

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Meatloaf (9 of 10)


Some dishes are hard to recreate or make variations of because there’s so much nostalgia tied up in them. The dishes that graced the family dinner table for special occasions or as a go-to meal every week. While it could certainly use an update, it’s hard to let go of “what it’s supposed to taste…

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Gravlax (6 of 7)


My favorite apron says “Baking is science for hungry people” (an excellent find from a great webcomic called Questionable Content that sells some products through TopatoCo – not an affiliate link). I get a kick out of it every time I put it on. Sure, I cook and bake because I love eating and I like…

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Buttered turnips (8 of 8)

Turnips with Poppyseeds

A few months ago we had two good friends over for dinner and they brought some produce to share. Fruit, sturdy greens, and a bag of turnips. I was stumped looking at the white and purple globes. “What do you normally do with them?,” I asked. I mean, given enough time, cream, and bacon I…

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Mustard and Lemon Roasted Chicken (8 of 8)

Mustard and Lemon Roasted Chicken

If you were to take a look around my fridge on any given day you would probably be surprised by the number of condiments that occupy the shelves. There are a few half finished jars of jam, horseradish, chutneys, bits of vinaigrette that haven’t quite been used up yet, and an assortment of odds and…

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Don’t be like me. Don’t be the kind of person who only makes latkes (or potato pancakes if you’d rather) during December. There’s no reason crisply fried potatoes-and-onions-and-other-root-vegetables should be relegated to a single month of the year. Every year I make these for the first time and think – ‘wow, I need to make…

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Butternut Squash with Lime

If I had to choose a vegetable as my nemesis it might be butternut squash. Between November and about March we get a lot of butternut in our weekly vegetable box and every winter I wonder what will I do with it. Maybe nemesis is too strong a word since I don’t dislike butternut squash….

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Roasted Chicken

Before I share this recipe with you, I have to admit that I don’t make whole roast chicken very much. Chicken isn’t so exciting on its own and when you roast the bird whole it’s often not as good as individual roasted pieces. But I’ll admit that it does look pretty impressive when you take…

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Brisket-Style Slow Cooker Beef

If my goal here were to improve my skills at naming dishes this one might be a failure. The only thing brisket-like about this dish is the sauce I put on it and you’d only know that if my mother’s brisket was your benchmark for brisket. But when I was searching for a way to…

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