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Real Sour Cream & Onion Dip and a Wisconsin Cheese Giveaway: Set of Cheese Knives, Cheese Board,... by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The unfortunate consequence of being deprived of chips and dip as a child is that I am the girl at parties (much to my husband’s embarrassment) hove ... Read on »
Homemade Breadcrumbs & Infinite Ways to Use Them by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Homemade breadcrumbs slipped into our dinner regimen slowly, appearing on our salads to start, the kale caesars in particular, quietly replacing ... Read on »
An Oldie but a Goodie: Honey-Baked Chicken Legs by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating During my recent trip home to CT, my mother taught me how to make her homemade hamburger helper, a favorite of mine and my siblings growing up, a ... Read on »
Paul Steindler’s Cabbage Soup and A Peasant Bread Follow-Up by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When I’m home in CT visiting my parents, my favorite pastime is poking around the two basement refrigerators, the home of all sorts of treats my mot ... Read on »
Detox: Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Nuoc Cham by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When my paleo friends arrived at my doorstep carrying a Dean and Deluca bag, I suspected my fears about my non-paleo olives were for naught. And whe ... Read on »
Super Easy Marinated Olives by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Today I find myself awaiting the arrival of a few dear friends, and for the first time in a long time, I feel very unprepared. You see, they’ve all ... Read on »
Gingerbread Biscotti And A Few Favorite Holiday Recipes by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Biscotti lovers seem to fall into two camps: those who view dipping as essential and those who view dipping as optional. As you can see from the pho ... Read on »
One Last Homemade Gift Idea: Gingerbread Biscotti; Plus A Few Holiday Staples, Namely The Ham Sauce by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Biscotti lovers seem to fall into two camps: those who view dipping as essential and those who view dipping as optional. As you can see from the pho ... Read on »
Baked Eggs by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For Sunday morning breakfast I made baked eggs, a dish traditionally reserved in my family for one occasion and one occasion only: Christmas morning ... Read on »
Chez Panisse Almond Torte by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Some of you know my sister Lindsey. Some of you have only read about her here and thus only know about her penchant for crust-based dishes pies and ... Read on »
Baked Fontina by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I am all for buying two or three wedges of nice cheeses, plopping them on a cutting board, surrounding them with grapes and nuts and maybe something ... Read on »
Salsa di Parmigiano; Homemade Advent Calendar, for next year perhaps by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Yesterday I spent the afternoon with two of my aunts in northern Virginia. Over the course of seven hours, we found a reason to use this sauce sals ... Read on »
Orange-and-Ricotta Pound Cake & A Few Gift Ideas by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As five of us celebrated a quiet Thanksgiving down here in Virginia, the rest of my family journeyed north to Vermont to the shores of Lake Champlai ... Read on »
$150 Gift Certificate Giveaway from Minted by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I received my first minted card in the mail three years ago just before Christmas. Upon opening it, I remember holding the card in my hands, rubbing my fingers ... Read on »
Green Olive, Walnut & Pomegranate Salad; Thanksgiving Day Recap by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Tired of cooking? Me too. But I have one more teensy tiny recipe to share with you before I disappear into I-don’t-feel-like-cooking-anything mode. And it’s a g ... Read on »
Maple Cream Tart by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Sometimes things just work out for the best. Just as I was about to declare Thanksgiving ruined — my third corn syrup-less pecan pie tasted just as curdled and ... Read on »
Suzanne Goin’s Slow-Cooked Kale & Stuffing, Maybe by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve been trying to do a test run of Suzanne Goin’s stuffing with slow-cooked kale , but I can’t get beyond the cooking of the slow-cooked kale step. I’ve tried ... Read on »
Tartine’s Currant Scones & Lemon Cream by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’m preparing for Thanksgiving and for my sole visitor, my father, who loves a proper English scone. Unfortunately, these currant scones, I am fairly certain ar ... Read on »
My Mother’s Peasant Bread: The Best Easiest Bread You Will Ever Make by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When I tell you that, if forced, I had to pick one and only one recipe to share with you that this — my mother’s peasant bread — would be it, I am serious. I wo ... Read on »
Favorite Sunday Dinner: Braised Chicken with Sherry & Sherry Vinegar by Alexandra S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I never imagined an eighth of a cow taking so long to polish off. Seven months after packing our freezer with meat, we have finally made a considerable dent, tw ... Read on »