February 2011

Thin Crust Pizza

by Sara on February 28, 2011

thin crust pizza

When my brother and I were around junior high age (well, I was in junior high, he’s younger and was still in grade school), once a month we would get Wednesday afternoons off. I don’t recall what our teachers were doing during that time, but frankly, the half day of school was my focus. Every [...]

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Fudgy Brownies

by Sara on February 26, 2011

brownie close-up

Folks, I’ve found my go-to brownie recipe. When I posted about making The Baked Brownie, it immediately became one of my most popular posts. Clearly, many of us are brownie lovers, and many of us wanted to know why America’s Test Kitchen named that particular brownie the best in the U.S. For me, this recipe [...]

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Steak au Poivre with Matchstick Potatoes

by Sara on February 24, 2011

steak au poivre with matchstick potatoes

This meal is perfect: a tender cut of beef, a pan sauce made with brandy (my favorite), lots and lots of shallots, and homemade French fries. If you’re familiar with Michael Pollan, you likely know his food philosophy is that you can eat whatever you want, as long as you make it yourself. He points [...]

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Beef Tips

by Sara on February 21, 2011

slow cooker beef tips

In my family, this is serious comfort food. It’s also easy to make and hands-off, rendering it perfect for family gatherings when you want to actually spend time with your family, instead of slaving over the stove all day. We like to enjoy this meal on a holiday, but I also love it on a [...]

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