Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Cover Cooking Challenge, Week 3: Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a perfect food: rich filet, earthy mushrooms, and crispy, buttery puff pastry. I really couldn’t ask for anything more in life. However, actually making a Beef Wellington is torturous. I know at the end I’ll be happy, but, … Continue reading

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Couple’s Cooking: Roasted Leek, Mushroom, and Fresh Pea Risotto

I love spring. Food-wise, it’s my favorite season for produce. I’m a huge fan of peas, leeks, asparagus, arugula, greens, and radishes. So, when I saw a beautiful bunch of leeks at the farm stand this weekend, I couldn’t resist, … Continue reading

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Coming to Astoria: Samples from Astoria Coffee!

I love coffee. I’m even one of those “weird” people who doesn’t drink coffee for the caffeine. I drink decaf most of the time; I just love the flavor. So, when I heard that a coffee shop was opening right … Continue reading

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Reader Request: Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Unfortunately, I missed last week’s cover cooking challenge due to stomach issues. Fortunately, I’m a big fan of comfort food and have a ton of easy, warm recipes to make when my tummy is in recovery mode. One of those recipes … Continue reading

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Super Easy Dinners: Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

I’ve mentioned before that almost never cook anything that makes fewer than four servings. It doesn’t make sense in small kitchen. Ingredients are sold in larger portions than are needed for just one or two servings, so I’d be stuck trying … Continue reading

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The Cover Cooking Challenge, Week 2: Bon Appétit’s Short Rib Pot Pie

Walking by the newsstand yesterday morning, I couldn’t help but stop and stare at the gorgeous pot pie on the cover of Bon Appétit. From the flaky, salted crust to the glistening pearl onions, it looked simply delectable. The problem? The … Continue reading

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