Monthly Archives: September 2010

Perfect One-Dish Dinners: Creamless Chocolate Mousse

Pam says that the whipped cream traditionally used in mousse dulls the flavor of the chocolate and I have to believe she’s right because this mousse tastes like a truffle. The vanilla ice cream on the side is meant to … Continue reading

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Off Topic: Crispy Pan-Fried Pork Chops

Tonight I made a dish from the November/December 2010 issue of Cook’s Illustrated. As per usual, the fine people at Cook’s have solved one of our nation’s most urgent and intractable problems: poor coating adhesion on our pork chops. Turns … Continue reading

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Perfect One-Dish Dinners: Quick, Creamy, Mushroom-Spinach Lasagna

This was a delicious and easy lasagna although not much quicker than my usual. I’ve never used cream cheese in a lasagna before and I’m sure it will make purists sniff with disdain but hey, it works. I made the … Continue reading

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Perfect One-Dish Dinners: Baby Spinach with Beets and Toasted Walnuts

I always forget that I like beets, and you should too (like them that is, not forget about them). They’re sooooo delicious and I’m sure they’re full of things like antioxidants, or probiotics, or carbon offsets or something beneficial. I’m … Continue reading

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Off Topic: Big Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was making these the other night for my daughter to take to her 8th grade dance and remembered that my friend Kylee had asked for the recipe so thought I’d post it and send it out into the world … Continue reading

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