Monthly Archives: February 2013

Panko Asparagus

Just trying to think of a way to shake up a side dish (we had this with crab cakes).

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Homemade Beef Stock

This is not something I make regularly because beef stock isn’t really like chicken stock – you don’t just have cow carcasses laying around after a simple dinner. But I did end up with two bags of meaty beef bones when we bought our share of a cow, and this seemed like the obvious way to use them. I loved how gelatinous and rich the broth turned out. I’ll be using some of it for French Onion soup later this week. And I actually saved the beef that fell off the bones: it came out almost like braised short rib. John will make tacos with some of it tonight.

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Kitchen Resolution: Homemade Beef Jerky

Our food dehydrator has officially been ┬ábroken in. Got this recipe from the “Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It” cookbook. My sister and I had planned to have a “jerky-off” (classy) when we came up to visit…but I totally left mine in the fridge.

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Drunken Blondies

With the caveat that I don’t bake much, this may be the best dessert I’ve ever made. John and I did a little restaurant/bar crawl for belated Valentine’s Day this year, and we finished the night with these for dessert. So good! I got the recipe from Amateur Gourmet, but I subbed walnuts for pecans (just because it’s what I had), omitted the coconut (not a fan in baked goods) and doubled the chocolate chips. The texture is particularly good.

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Buffalo Chicken Salad

This is one of those dinners I really can’t believe I haven’t made before, just because it’s so intuitive. And because I love buffalo wings.

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Ina’s Crispy Mustard-Roasted Chicken

Oh, Ina. I love mocking you on Facebook, but your recipes rarely let me down. This is from her new cookbook, and is by far the crispiest non-fried chicken that I’ve made.

I didn’t find the mustard flavor all that prominent. Next time, I may marinate the chicken in the mustard for awhile. In the meantime, I served this with a little homemade honey mustard, which did the job nicely.

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Beef Negamaki and Chicken Yakitori

Mm, izakaya night. I wanted to make negamaki but was worried I didn’t have enough steak, so I decided to throw together some yakitori with the same marinade.

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