Monthly Archives: May 2008

Grilled zucchini

Super easy recipe here. This was a side dish at a recent cookout of mine.

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Steak with Chimichurri sauce

Made this for a bbq. The steaks were great, but the chimichurri sauce did seem to be missing a certain something. Still delicious though.

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Candied Sweet Potato Wedges

I went to an awards dinner with my boyfriend last week, and they had some sweet potato wedges that were delicious. I happened to see the cook cleaning up and asked him how he made them (turned out, I was right on about the ingredients, but he cooked low and slow, and I probably would have burned the sugar had I not known). I recreated them for a bbq Friday and they were yum.

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Pantry Marinara

Wanted to make marinara sauce tonight in an effort to use up two too-ripe tomatoes, but had no onions, fresh herbs, etc. Ended up with a pantry (ish) sauce that still tastes very good (it’s still cooking).

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Quick Asian Bok Choy

I’m not always as creative as I could be with my veggies, but the bok choy I made to go with my chow mein this week actually outshined the main dish (partly b/c I was missing a few ingredients for the latter, hehe).

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French Onion Soup

I made this soup based on how our knife skillz teacher told us he made his when we sampled some. It was so good, and really rather easy. I used a Tyler Florence method of making large cheese croutons and plopping them on top of the soup, and broiling the whole thing. Soup crocks are helpful with that.

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Coq a Vin

This was a very exciting cooking experience. Had Joe and Heidi over for dinner and made Coq A Vin. Ended up varying a Tyler Florence recipe slightly with good success. So rich and yummy!

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