Recipes

Fall Comfort Food Recipes…

…from the Boston Globe. There are more than 50 featured, so I selected my favorite vegetarian (and seafood) options from among the group: Pizza with butternut squash, onion and spinach Fish roasted on caramelized onions Baked Shrimp with Feta & Orzo Seared Sea Scallops with Parsnip Puree Click each picture for the full recipe. I’m trying the… Continue reading Fall Comfort Food Recipes…

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Gojee Goes Mobile

Guys…my favorite visual recipe site, Gojee, HAS FINALLY RELEASED an iPhone app. Up until now, they weren’t supported AT ALL on tablets or smart phones. This is a life changer! Watch the nifty video to see why I like Gojee so much for finding new recipes and drink ideas! Gojee lets you type in the… Continue reading Gojee Goes Mobile

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My other hobbies

Someone asked me recently what I do in my free time, when I have nothing at all to do except kill an afternoon by myself (rare, I know…can you tell I don’t have kids yet?) Well, obviously I love to cook, but I love to eat out just as much. So when I have a… Continue reading My other hobbies

Recipes

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

It’s been raining a lot this week, and work these days is a ball of stress wrapped in a germ-infested box…cue the comfort food and a night on the couch watching Friday Night Lights. This recipe is a set-it-and-forget-it speciality, inspired by something I saw in Real Simple Magazine (love). You can leave it in the slow cooker all day… Continue reading Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

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Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

It’s getting cooler, which makes me think about Fall recipes again. This comforting, home-style Shepherd’s Pie has lean ground beef, chopped onions, creamed corn, sweet corn and mashed potatoes — that’s it. Simple, stick-to-your-ribs fare. I made it last weekend before a visit to Mark’s 90-year-old grandfather, who gets Meals on Wheels because he is… Continue reading Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

Tips and Tricks

HOW TO: Store fresh berries

This method will keep raspberries, strawberries and blackberries from going bad for up to 10 days in the fridge. All you need is a salad spinner (Ikea makes a great apartment-friendly option that’s smaller than most), some paper towels, and a glass storage container with lid. You’ll also use a solution of water and vinegar to… Continue reading HOW TO: Store fresh berries

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Pear-Apple Sauce

I started out making a smoothie, and I accidentally made a super tasty “applesauce” that happens to have pears and pureed lettuce in it, too. The timing was prophetic: when we had alfredo noodles with beans the next night, this concoction saved me after I discovered (right before plating dinner, of course) that my new-ish… Continue reading Pear-Apple Sauce