Appetizer

Cheese Fondue

by Sara on November 29, 2010

Cheese Fondue

When I was growing up, my parents made steak fondue every New Year’s Eve. It really was the perfect night: a relaxed dinner, followed by games and watching Dick Clark (at least, when my brother and I were able stay up that late). At any rate, we loved it much more than going out in [...]

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Summer Rolls

by Sara on July 2, 2010

cut summer rolls

I have to confess that I’ve made summer rolls three times in one week. After each meal, I still had dipping sauces leftover, and those sauces kept beckoning to me from the fridge. I also had prepped vegetables in the fridge, plus some leftover chicken. . . I simply couldn’t resist. These rolls are perfect [...]

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Gougéres

by Sara on January 28, 2010

gougéres

I first started playing with choux dough back in college. At the time, my idea of cooking involved a bag of frozen mixed vegetables and a sauce packet. My roommates and I would cut up chicken, then stir-fry the chicken, add the veggies, add the sauce, and let it simmer for a bit. Whomever wasn’t [...]

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Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts

by Sara on January 20, 2010

tomato & goat cheese tarts

When I first received my copy of Back to Basics, I knew that someday I would make the goat cheese tart. I mean, it has some of my favorite components: puff pastry, goat cheese, caramelized onions, parmesan, thyme…add a glass of wine, and life is perfect. I originally made this recipe last year for the [...]

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