Monthly Archives: July 2008

Pasta with sausage in lemon tarragon sauce

REALLY pleased with how this one turned out. I’m really working hard on balancing flavors in my cooking, and I think I did a really good job this time.

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Thai Red Curry With Vegetables

This is one way I chose to highlight the abundance of produce I got in Amish country last week. I thought this came out very authentic-tasting, and delicious.

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Cheese Chips

I’m not sure one would really call this a recipe, but it’s my all time favorite guilty-pleasure snack, and John convinced me to put it up here.

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Panzanella

I’ve always wanted to try making this Italian excuse-to-use-up-leftover-bread, and now that tomatoes are beginning to be in season, it’s the perfect time. I helped Beck put this together for an impromptu bbq this weekend, and it was addictive.

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Marinated Grilled Portabellas

I love the meaty, umami taste of portabellas. Sooo good! These are a nice vegetarian alternative to add to the grill if you’re having a gathering.

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Lamb on Rosemary Skewers

Editor’s note: Thanks to Beck for contributing this recipe!

This was a suggestion from The Minimalist, Mark Bittman, which I decided to try last weekend. All in all, it tasted great, and I think my guests were impressed. FYI, you definitely need some serious branches of rosemary for them to work as skewers … what you can buy in the grocery store isn’t going to cut it. Thankfully gracious HLH neighbors Joyce and Nat have a veritable rosemary shrub growing in their backyard, so I tiptoed over while they were out of town for the weekend and snipped off a few pieces.

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Parmesan basil bites

Two second appetizer that’s surprisingly elegant.

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Pasta With Beef And Greens

I based this off of Giada’s recipe for Penne with Beef and Arugula, but made some adjustments. For example, I didn’t have penne, hehe.

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Dad’s Cheesy Potatoes

This is such a defining Frederick recipe, haha. At one point, this was pretty much the only thing my sister and I would eat on Christmas Eve b/c we didn’t like ham or sauerkraut, hehe. Heart attack on a plate, but it’s worth it.

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John’s Spaghetti and Meatballs

I was supposed to do the cooking on Tuesday night, and then managed to lock myself out of my apartment. John came to the rescue and made spaghetti and meatballs along with the aforementioned cheesy garlic bread. It totally satisfied a craving. Continue reading

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