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Braised Lamb Shanks

I know it’s not quite March yet, but I’ve found the perfect dinner for Saint Patrick’s Day. Check that off the list. After inheriting a slow cooker from a downsizing friend (thanks, Garvey!) I wanted to try a traditional braise, … Continue reading

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Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tart

Oh, caramelized onions. How do I love thee?  Swimming in the darkly savory broth of a French onion soup, tangled up in gruyére. Nested on top of a burger like a sweet-savory crown. On a slab of baguette with a … Continue reading

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Zucchini and Onion Tart

At some point during the Carter administration, my mother clipped out a recipe from Parade magazine for Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie, the winning entry in the Pillsbury Cook-Off of 1980.  If that sounds to you like I filled out an … Continue reading

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Chinese Chicken Salad

In the interest of cultural sensitivity, I should warn you that there’s nothing particularly Chinese about this recipe. I mean, there’s sesame oil involved, and I had it once with crushed up, raw ramen noodles, but that’s about as far … Continue reading

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Pappardelle with Bagna Cauda

We have a pretty great rule in my house: when one person cooks, the other one cleans up. No messy gender politics to contend with, no overburdened spouses. Everyone enjoys a nice home-cooked meal, and the kitchen is sparkling clean … Continue reading

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