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Beat the Wheat: Gluten-Free Challah

AKA Because I Was a Jewish Grandmother in a Previous Life I have always traveled for good food. And as a college student, one of my most-favorite things to do was go to New York City for the weekend with my college friends, most of who were Jewish. We’d take advantage of the student rate [...]

Spring Fest: Clean Out the Pantry Night

These days it’s a waiting game to see which early spring favorites pop up first at the farmers’ market. While you wait for asparagus sprouts to become snappy spears, clear out your pantry to make way for new seasonal bounty. With a few key canned goods, it’s easy to prepare a well-rounded springtime meal without [...]

Thirsty Thursday: A Drink for Margarita March

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, [...]

Beat the Wheat: Gluten-Free Pork Pie

AKA Because Sometimes Sunday Lunch Needs a British Accent For a few years, I was in a relationship with a Brit. When we went to Cambridge to visit his family, his mum made the most-glorious meat pies. Beef, pork, lamb, sausage — no matter what meat, the pies were warm and salty, with lush potatoes, herbs [...]

Dinner Rush! Gin + Tonic Salmon BLTs

Cooking Channel has gone mash-up crazy in the best way possible. Caesar salad is commingling with pizza. Doughnuts are adorning icebox cakes. Would a rose by any other name taste as sweet as lasagna meatloaf? If you’re still looking to deviate from the norm, here’s one more for you to try: the BLT meets a [...]

Beat the Wheat: Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

AKA The Ultimate Hangover Helper There was a three-year period where I did a lot of road trips — seeing friends’ new babies, going to weddings, visiting family, soaking up the sun at the beach. And on many Sunday mornings, I’d start my drive home still feeling the aftereffects from the previous night and in [...]

Dinner Rush! Farro + Red Lentils with Tahini-Soy Vinaigrette

Beef stews, roast chickens, tuna casseroles — it’s all good in moderation, but it can get to be too much. I’m not saying to swear it off; I’m saying to lighten up one night this week. Sometimes just eating clean and light food can be the jump-start we need to get out of the slump [...]

Thirsty Thursday: Drink Like a Leprechaun with the Adult Shamrock Shake

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, [...]

Beat the Wheat: Macaroni Salad

AKA The Pasta Salad of My People Some of my most-fond memories are of the picnics my grandmother hosted for the whole family on Memorial Day and Labor Day. My cousins and I would play tag while my aunts set up tables laden with family favorites — sloppy joes, potato salad, barbecue chicken, coleslaw, corn [...]

Dinner Rush! Serrano-Wrapped Cod + Chili-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Outta the way, kale! There’s a new hit vegetable in town and, not unlike the potato chip, eating just one is all but impossible (partly because they’re delicious and mostly because it’s silly to buy just a single Brussels sprout). In the days before the great revelation of Brussels, we’d scour the dark corners of [...]

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