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Entries from February 2009

Lemon Yogurt Cake

February 27th, 2009 · 65 Comments

This is one of those stand-by recipes that I’m always craving. I remember devouring this issue of Bon Appétit, way back in February 2005. I had just returned from a trip to Europe, where I ate my way through Paris and completely fell in love with the food. Would I ever taste food like that […]

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Tags: baking · breakfast · dessert · french · quick fix

Chocolate Mocha Brownies

February 11th, 2009 · 64 Comments

I have to admit that I hardly ever make brownies from scratch. I usually make whatever mix is handy, most recently a Betty Crocker version from the local grocery store, bought in a craving-induced after-work stop. They were bad. So now I keep an emergency mix of my favorite variety on hand – Trader Joe’s […]

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Mario’s Meatballs

February 10th, 2009 · 70 Comments

I love meatballs, but I hardly ever make them. Left to my own uninspired devices I’m more likely to quickly brown beef, add a jar of marinara sauce and call it dinner. It’s my Midwestern version of “Pasta Bolognese” – my “again!?” dinner that Geoff is continually forced to veto. So, I decided to put […]

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Tags: dinner · italian · recipes · weekend project

Souffléed Macaroni and Cheese

February 1st, 2009 · 73 Comments

I first heard the name “Clementine Paddleford” last year, as I uploaded old article to the Gourmet Web site. She wrote a column called “Food Flashes” in the 1940’s. Today, they’re great to read because of the history – the country was a very different place back then. You can check them out here.

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Tags: cheese log · dinner · french · quick fix · recipes