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Super Easy Dinners: Ground Beef Stroganoff

Sometimes a girl just needs some comfort food. To me, that means warm, gooey, and earthy—exactly what a good beef stroganoff is. A real beef stroganoff takes a bit of time and money though. You are supposed to use a … Continue reading

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Cover Cooking Challenge, Week 5: Bon Appetit’s Cleansing Ginger-Chicken Soup

If you live in Astoria, there’s a good chance you know about Yajai Thai‘s vegetable ginger soup. If you don’t, I’m about to change your world. This slightly sweet, slightly spicy, clear broth is swimming with lots of crunchy, fresh … Continue reading

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The Cover Cooking Challenge, Week 4: Food and Wine’s Mole-Spiced Roasted Turkey

I love turkey, but unless it’s Thanksgiving, I usually don’t have the patience to cook it except in ground form. However, the other day, I really wanted to use a protein I don’t normally cook with, just to mix up … Continue reading

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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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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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Irish Feast Leftovers: Salmon Colcannon Cakes

I love fish, but I don’t cook it often. For one thing, it’s expensive. For another, it doesn’t save or reheat well. One of the keys to tiny kitchen cooking is efficiency. Cooking larger quantities allows for fewer grocery trips, … Continue reading

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