Category Archives: main courses

Broccolini-Bacon Pizza

Broccolini is my favorite vegetable. I am a big fan of vegetables in general, so this is saying a lot. Broccolini is not, in fact, another name for broccoli rabe, nor is it simply baby broccoli. It’s a fairly recent … Continue reading

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A twist on potstickers

We make potstickers frequently. I usually fill them with a mixture of finely minced veggies sautéed until quite tender, tossed with a little brown rice and maybe a bit of leftover chicken or pork. I season them with soy sauce, … Continue reading

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Turkey tamale pie for Pi Day

In honor of Pi Day (3/14), I decided to join the masses (including my son’s advanced physics class) and make pie. Since I have not yet succeeded at my goal to achieve perfect piecrust, I went with one of Luke’s … Continue reading

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Thai chicken in the pressure cooker

First, and most urgently: Rivertree Kitchen’s molasses cookie recipe is a finalist in a Whole Foods cooking contest! If you’re reading this before January 12, 2013, head over and vote for us! On to business: Lately my friend and fellow … Continue reading

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Mustard-braised chicken thighs and carrots

Two separate blogs inspired this dish. I saw this roasted carrot recipe on Storey Publishing’s blog page (I am lucky enough to edit and proofread books for Storey). We adore cooked carrots, but it had never occurred to me to highlight … Continue reading

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Chicken-parmesan pot pies

For Luke’s birthday last weekend (my child is 18! How did that happen?), he stuck with the family tradition and requested chocolate soufflés as his birthday “cake.” Our ramekins had somehow vanished, so I bought new ones. They were the … Continue reading

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Pasta with kale and walnuts: lunch in 20 minutes

Sandwiches are perfectly fine. I have nothing against them, and do partake now and then. But give me a nice bowl of soup or pasta for lunch any day. After a few days of less-than-healthy eating (fast food, way too … Continue reading

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Fire-roasted tomato and tortellini soup

I’m still recovering from foot surgery. After an hour (at most) on my feet I’m achy and need to sit for a while with my feet up. What does this have to do with cooking, you ask? Tom’s been doing … Continue reading

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Butternut squash with andouille and creamy polenta

Pie. That was the only way my mom ever used a butternut squash. Her squash pie is like pumpkin pie, only much better, in my completely unbiased opinion. I’ll post that recipe in the future, when I finally learn how … Continue reading

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Braised chicken and bell peppers

To misquote my sister’s favorite TV chef Ina Garten, how pretty is that? Red bell peppers are one of my top three favorite vegetables. They’re sweet without being sugary, delicious raw and cooked into oblivion, or anywhere in between, and … Continue reading

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