Category Archives: dinner parties

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Food for Thought: Lunch Club

I’m going to skip the apologies regarding my abysmally spotty blog posting…no excuses except for the intrusions of life, cookbook writing, and the fam. Also, I’ve been writing this blog for so long that I guess the blog-hatching part of … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Strawberries Meet Their Just Reward

Before strawberry season is completely over, I wanted to share a new favorite dessert which I’ve made several times (at the behest of my family), ever since a pint of sweet little strawberries were included in my first CSA pick-up … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Asparagus Tart? Yes Please.

So what have I been doing non-stop with the bumper crop of spring asparagus? Making tarts. Ever since I first saw a recipe for a Supper Tart in The Splendid Table’s How To Eat Supper, I’ve been a savory puff … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

How to Make Perfect Fish (and other dinner party tricks)

Ever since I worked on KEEPERS, and we developed a recipe for cooking fish in the oven, I haven’t wanted to cook seafood any other way. For our method, you basically take a side of flaky fish—cod, halibut, mahi-mahi, or … Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Winter Cooking Project #5: Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder

Slow-cooking a pork shoulder fits all of the requirements for winter project cooking: Very little preparation, several hours of leave-alone simmering on the stove or roasting in the oven, hard to screw up, amazing results, great for crowd (say a … Continue reading

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