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Slime-free Okra with Summer Vegetables

Sometimes simpler is better. At least that’s what I kept telling myself as I was preparing this dish, which is officially called “Kentucky-style okra, corn and tomato stew.” It’s from a Cook’s Country book called America’s Best Lost Recipes which, … Continue reading

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Summer Salad of Vietnamese Noodles and Fresh Herbs

In the past three weeks, the temperature in Denver has hovered near 100 almost every day and I’ve made this salad four times. There’s something about the cool noodles and fresh herbs that makes me crave this dish every time … Continue reading

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Baked Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese

Just in time for the Superbowl, here’s a chicken wing recipe that I have been making forever, which, given how recently I started cooking, means I’ve been making it since 2010. That’s when Food & Wine buried what-in my opinion-should … Continue reading

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Perfect Peppermint Meringues

Meringues make me nervous.  They are too beautiful, too ethereal, too delicate. They remind me of those women you see in the streets of New York who are so skinny, so perfectly dressed, so well-groomed that you know that they … Continue reading

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Chilled cucumber soup

The perfect summer soup is a little bit like the perfect summer dress–simple and cool. (Okay did I really just write that? It sounds like second tier catalog copy that sells dry soup mixes and…mumus..) What I was trying to say was … Continue reading

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Oatmeal and strawberries for dinner.

Oatmeal is not a food I usually eat for dinner. Nor do I generally associate strawberries with the gas grill. That’s what I like about these two recipes–they’re a little unexpected. Both recipes came from newspapers. (Yes I am the … Continue reading

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Nutella Challah Chocolate Chip Slow Cooker Bread Pudding

Why can’t you win a Pulitzer or a Nobel for things that count? As in..we need to seriously reward the person who first thought of the idea of mixing chocolate and hazelnuts and selling it in a little jar and … Continue reading

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