Monthly Archives: July 2010

Every-day-is-my-birthday stroganoff

A lot of kids clamor for pizza or McDonald’s on their birthdays. I always requested beef stroganoff. Far from resembling the gluey monstrosities rendered infamous by hospital cafeterias and pre-microwave era frozen dinners, my mother’s stroganoff was a creamy delight … Continue reading

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Dessert emergency

Do you ever get a post-dinner craving for something both delicious and sweet? (Duh. That’s why we have that thing called “dessert.”) If you try to live ¬†even semi healthfully, the only options lying around your house are probably something … Continue reading

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Matchy-matchy Salmon

I usually resist recipes that instruct me to serve my main dish on a bed of this or a salad of that. Somehow it seems too matchy-matchy–like when I worked at the Gap for 6 weeks in 1991 and they … Continue reading

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Gwyneth Paltrow eats salad dressing

This salad dressing recipe comes from Gwyneth Paltrow’s annoyingly and pretentiously all-organic website Goop (via, of course, my favorite cooking blog ¬†Smittenkitchen.com). The first surprise is that Gwyneth Paltrow eats. The second is that her dressing is actually very good: … Continue reading

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