October 2009

Halloween Happy Weekend

October 28, 2009

Some of you may be looking for a few recipes for this Halloween weekend

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These cupcakes are a kid (and adult) favorite and are perfect for any school party, birthday or potluck. Yes, the recipe does call for what seems to be a lot of oil, but we guess that is why they are so incredibly moist. Makes about 12-16 cupcakes. Preheat oven to 350. Cupcakes 4 eggs 2 […]

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Weeknight Ginger Shrimp

October 26, 2009

It’s early in the week but, if your schedule even slightly resembles ours, you’re grateful for some everyday recipes to help you manage your time at home better. Monica Bhide’s Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors for the Contemporary Kitchen continues to provide terrific inspiration for us in our kitchens. We doubled this appetizer recipe, served […]

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What a happy surprise to enter someone’s kitchen and to see a big jar full of homemade cookies.

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By definition, pumpkin is a squash. At market, those large, ungainly orange globes are generally grown for Jack-O-Lanterns.

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This is a standby side we always turn to in the fall and winter months when squash are at their peak. It is prefect for a weekday meal or can be served as a side for entertaining. Eat with the skin on, no need to peel, and serve hot or at room temperature. Serves 6 […]

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Pure and Simple Cooking

October 13, 2009

What�s for dinner tonight? With potatoes and apples in the fridge, the only thing needed from the market for this weekday meal is pork chops

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This  is one to add to your weekday repertoire. Serves 6 1 stick butter, softened 1 1/2 Tbls. course, grainy mustard leaves from about 4 sprigs of fresh thyme 1 tart apple 1 small bag waxy, yellow potatoes 1 Vidalia onion 6 pork chops, bone-in 1 1/2 c. dry white wine Make thyme mustard butter […]

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As market cooks, sometimes we go to the farmers� market with a list or idea of what we want to cook, especially as we become more attuned to shopping by season. But, sometimes we have to take a carpe diem approach and �sieze the day.�

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First, it is important that the mussels you buy are alive when you open the bag. Return them if they are not. Second, do not overcook mussels, so be mindful of timing. Serve these mussels with plenty of bread to soak up all the juices they release. If you’re serving this as a main dish, […]

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