Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bacon and Butternut Pasta

My sister talked up this Cooking Light recipe to me, and I have to say, it’s quite good. I can be a little finicky about butternut squash (I think it can take over and make things too sweet) but it really gets balanced nicely here by all the other elements.

It’s a good make-ahead recipe – I made all the components the day before but left the sauce and cheese separate from the remaining ingredients. The next day, I tossed the pasta mixture with the sauce and added the cheese, and baked.

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Turkey and Green Veggie Stir Fry

A simple stir fry from my Cooking School Chinese cookbook.

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Indonesian Grilled Swordfish

This marinade is awesome and versatile. Also awesome? Swordfish; I can’t really get enough of it lately.

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Warm Butternut Squash Salad

One of two recipes I made for dinner from the Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics cookbook. This is a nicely balanced fall/winter salad. Pictured with Indonesian swordfish (recipe to follow).

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John’s Stir Fried String Beans

Easy Asian side dish.

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John’s Spicy Chicken With Cashews

John made this for dinner this week and it hit the spot. It wasn’t quite as WW-friendly as I hoped on account of all the nuts, but hey.

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Valentine’s Day Steak Frites

John outdid himself this year for Valentine’s Day. Steak frites for dinner: ribeye with roquefort butter, skinny truffle fries. Plus spinach salad and a Scotch and cheese pairing for dessert. It was AMAZING. He even served the fries with a bleu cheese dipping sauce inspired by the cabrales potatoes he made a couple years ago for Vday. This recipe was the steak inspiration.

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