Side Dish

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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Holiday Fruit Preserves

by Sara on November 5, 2009

holiday fruit preserves

Did you know there are only five states in the US that grow cranberries? Besides my homestate, Wisconsin, cranberries are grown in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Washington, and Oregon. Because cranberries are native to Wisconsin, I’m able to get local cranberries every year. For the holidays last year, I wanted to try something new in my [...]

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Salsa

by Sara on October 4, 2009

cooking salsa

First, I have a confession to make. I’ve never made very good salsa. Fresh, cooked, it doesn’t matter. I’ve always happily left salsa up to the pros, until I tried the salsa that my friend’s mom makes each year. It’s good stuff – not too hot (I’m a wimp like that), but not too mild. [...]

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Sweet Potato Ravioli with Spiced Brown Butter

by Sara on September 13, 2009

Sweet Potato Ravioli with Spiced Brown Butter

I’m in denial. Though it certainly still feels like summer, I want to believe that autumn is here. I mean, the leaves are starting to turn, my mums are blooming…it looks like fall. And then the warmth inside my condo yanks me back into reality. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t still pretend, just [...]

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