April 2009

Beef Bourguignon

by Sara on April 7, 2009

Beef Bourguignon

Beef stew might seem like a strange dish for April. But you see, we’ve been hit by sleet/snowstorms the past two weekends, and the temperature is all over the place. It feels more like autumn than spring. If the lack of mums and the presence of hyacinths and tulips poking through the dirt didn’t give [...]

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Eggplant Gratin

by Sara on April 5, 2009

Eggplant Gratin

Okay, I admit it. I fell in love with this dish when I watched the episode of Barefoot Contessa that it was featured in. Ina recreated dishes for her husband that were reminiscent of events in their lives. I mean, how absolutely adorable is that? The peanut butter swirl brownies from that same episode have [...]

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Lemon Risotto with Spring Vegetables

by Sara on April 2, 2009

Lemon Risotto with Spring Vegetables

The drop in the price of asparagus is one of the first things in my world to mark the coming of spring. In Wisconsin, this event coincides with my hyacincths and tulips poking their way through the soil. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s difficult to judge the progress of spring by the growing flowers, as they are [...]

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Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Bars

You know how oftentimes, the memory of a childhood favorite is better than the real thing? When I was a little girl, I wished for a freezer full of Twinkies. At least, that’s what my parents tell me. These days, however, you couldn’t pay me to eat a Twinkie. Not even if it was deep-fried. [...]

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