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Winter is the perfect time of year for cookies. For starters, if you make too much cookie dough, you can freeze it just by throwing it outside (in a sealed container to prevent attracting raccoons and other rabies-laden but surprisingly adorable critters). For seconders, completely disregard that first point and just continue to use the traditional, patented A-A “freezer method” … Read More

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Recipe Review: Cornbread Muffins

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A disclaimer ““ these aren’t muffins so much as just hyper-portable cornbread. Regular cornbread can be trucked around, but when you don’t want to be weighed down, or when you have limited pocket/bag space, these hyper-portable cornbreads are just the thing. I am certain that cornbread muffins that are legitimately muffins are also delicious, but these are the ones you … Read More

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Recipe Review: Eggplant Puttanesca

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I have a complicated relationship with eggplant. I mean, it’s not that great of a relationship and I definitely would not advertise it on my Facebook page, but eggplant is very much a part of my life. I make it rarely because I do such a terrible job of preparing it. Yet every time I think I will just cut … Read More

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Recipe Review: Easy Pad Thai

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Another week, another new recipe put to the ultimate test, my kitchen. Imagine, if you will, a room lined in stainless steel, its floor an impenetrable tile surface, the imposing appliances and dim light only increase the feeling of being enclosed. This is a fortress of culinary creation from which you will not escape. This is where I make… my … Read More

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Spinach and (Veggie) Sausage Penne

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Maybe it’s the Halloween displays at Target, or maybe it’s the reemergence of “pumpkin” as a ubiquitous and shockingly orange flavor, or maybe it’s that I’m recovering from my first cold/flu of the season, but lately I’ve just been feeling hearty. It might be 90 degrees outside right now, but I am ready to get some hot, hearty, substantial dishes. … Read More

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I spent the past week travelling, as some of you may have guessed from my, erm, impassioned (yes, that’ll work) rant about food options in airports.

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Mushroom and Artichoke Heart Salad

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While everyone else is traipsing into autumn with big grins and wool sweaters, I am clinging to the last scraps of summer with a cold, clammy grip. Sure, autumn food is delicious. I cannot wait to make gigantic pots of chili to eat over noodles Cincinnati-style while watching my favorite football teams go head to head every single Saturday and … Read More

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One Pot Tomato Masala

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This week, I was browsing foodgawker.com to find new recipe inspiration. I’ve felt like things in my kitchen were getting pretty redundant – lots of zucchini and lots of pesto and really gigantic portions of salsa were basically going through a systematic and constant rotation. When I found Cook’s Hideout Tomato Biryani recipe, I knew I had to try it out. … Read More

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