Misc, Page 2

Five-Ingredient Lunch: Sort-of Greek Couscous Salad

And by “Greek” I mean, with feta and kalamata olives. But still! This little grain salad shows off a favorite flavor combination and is a delicious, not-calorie-laden dinner. I actually figured out the nutritional value of this one, and it is right at 350 calories. Not bad for either a lunch or, you could add […]

Cooked up on February 9, 2012

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Five Ingredient Lunch: No Work Work Salad

Yep, that is correct. The hardest thing to do in this salad is tear the lettuce leaves apart. Sometimes, you don’t have time to shop. Sometimes you don’t have time to cook. Sometimes, you don’t feel like cooking and there’s a verrry tempting box full of boxes of Girl Scout cookies on the table that […]

Cooked up on February 8, 2012

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Homemade Cherry Soda

This isnt’ the first time that we’ve dabbled in soda-making, but it has definitely been the easiest recipe! Dave’s made ginger ale, root beer and cream soda before. It’s hard to choose a favorite, but the other three usually involve well, cooking. Haha. Which isn’t a problem in itself. But it’s funny to try something […]

Cooked up on January 26, 2012

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Olive Oil Crackers

So, what are you bringing to your Super Bowl party next weekend? We had a few people over to watch football today  and this is one of the things I made: I read this recipe in the NY Times Dining section a long time ago, and it has stuck with me as something I wanted […]

Cooked up on January 23, 2012

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Easy Bark Two Ways: Traditional Peppermint and Chocolate-Orange

Easy? Common, even? Yes and yes. But well done, it’s delicious. And sometimes you can make it with a twist: Like chocolate-orange? Or traditional peppermint: This Christmas treat is one of the staples, if you ask me.  A fun, sweet treat that is ready  in minutes and usually also gone in minutes.

Cooked up on December 20, 2011

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Homemade Butter

Remember when you shook that baby food jar around in kindergarten and made butter in your class? Fun stuff, right? I have great news. It is still exactly that easy to make butter at home. Or easier, if you have a mixer. It’s ready to eat in about 20 minutes, and if you’ve got some […]

Cooked up on December 18, 2011

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Four rules for eating smart during the holidays

So, it’s the holiday season, and there’s going to be many many treats coming our way. Plus we’ll probably have to cook for ourself  at home in the midst of all those treats, and the temptation will be to go for the frozen and/or boxed stuff probably more often than we should. Here are a […]

Cooked up on December 2, 2011

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So much cooking, so little time

The past two weeks have been completely nuts for us… awesomely nuts. After my parents were here last weekend, Dave and I both had busy weeks at work and had much to prepare for this weekend because it was our good friend Aggie’s baby shower (post to come). We also had the privilege of watching […]

Cooked up on November 20, 2011

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Simple and Delicious Balsamic Roasted Veggies

The only thing required of this delicious fall side is that you decide to make it early enough (you need about an hour). Otherwise, it is possible that it’s the easiest cooking endeavor of all time. And I think it’s a great (and easier and lower calorie) alternative to traditional holiday fare. This dish can […]

Cooked up on November 18, 2011

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Lemon, White Bean and Brown Rice Salad

Annnnnd we’re back. Sorry about those technical difficulties. For some reason, a very early draft of this post was published. Meanwhile, here is what I meant to say: Yesterday the recipe for this salad was published on nytimes.com along with 11 others – just another example of Mark Bittman’s best work, where he takes something […]

Cooked up on November 15, 2011

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