Eggplant Parmesan (2 of 4)

Eggplant Parmesan for One

I don’t often find myself alone in the house for more than a few hours. I prefer it that way. I like the companionship of having other people around, of being together even if that means sitting quietly on opposite ends of the apartment doing different things. It’s comfortable for a psuedo-introvert like me to…

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Hey there, it’s been a while Summer is the hardest time for blogging, at least for me. Maybe it’s because there’s a lot going on between June and August – more midweek Frisbee games, more barbecues/weddings/events in general, more impromptu hanging out on a sunny day. Maybe it’s also because in the summer I’m lazy…

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Huevos Rancheros (1 of 6)

Huevos Rancheros

The same weekend that I spent making quiche for a large group, my friend Jesse was in charge of the second day of breakfast. I obsessively planned, spent an afternoon prepping, and basically hovered over the task of breakfast. Jesse arrived with several bags of ingredients and a basic plan: breakfast would be huevos rancheros….

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Bacon Onion Guyere Soup (10 of 10)

Bacon, Onion, and Gruyere Soup

Several months ago I whipped up an amazingly rich and decadent bacon, onion, and gruyere tart from one of my favorite fancy-cooking cookbooks. Sheets of puff pastry topped with a cheese-laced bechamel sauce, crispy lardons of bacon, onions that had turned sweet and melting in the heat. It was gooey and buttery and flakey .The…

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Phew, friends, we are getting down the wire here. Not the NaBloPoMo thing; so far so good and (knock on wood) the last third of the month should go smoothly. I mean Thanksgiving preparation is in full swing. And that means cleaning out the fridge time. When it comes to cleaning out the fridge, there…

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Rubbed Kale Salad

During dinner parties I’m not a fan of serving a big green salad as part of the meal. A green salad at the end of the night, when there are inevitably leftovers, is a sad and greasy thing. The greens are wilted, there’s a pool of dressing at the bottom of the bowl, and the…

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Potato Bread

Confession time: I am not Irish. Despite being impressively pale and prone to freckle, I cannot even claim a potential maybe-some-percentage-Irish-heritage. But I’m not going to let that stop me celebrating St. Patrick’s Day properly – with potatoes. And maybe beer, but you’ll have to figure that one out yourself. I do not have a…

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