January 2011

Orange Cranberry Pound Cake

by Sara on January 18, 2011

orange cranberry pound cake

Sometimes I conduct food experiments. I’m not referring to cooking or baking, but more of what I eat. Yesterday was going to be such an experiment, but halfway through the day, I changed my mind. Now and again, I dial back my carb intake for a few days, as my own little detox. It’s very [...]

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Meat Sauce for Pasta

by Sara on January 17, 2011

finished sauce

We all have our go-to dishes, those that just sort of developed as we started cooking our own meals. Over time, they evolve. The meat sauce I make now doesn’t come close to resembling my initial efforts more than a decade ago. Then, I was terrified of developing a brown film on the bottom of [...]

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Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

by Sara on January 13, 2011

pumpkin doughnut muffin

Wow. Holy moly, are these good. I first spied this recipe in the November issue of Everyday Food when they had a section dedicated to pumpkin. However, I’d already made a pan of these pumpkin bars, and quite frankly, we were all pumpkined-out. I had no choice but to wait, which now, I kind of [...]

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Teriyaki Chicken Tacos

by Sara on January 11, 2011

teriyaki chicken taco

This is perhaps a different way of eating leftover stir-fry for most of you – it certainly was for me. And you know what? It was really, really good. Though the main flavors of the original dish are kept intact, adding the cheese and flour tortilla changes it just enough that it feels like you’re [...]

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