Round-Up Archive

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

slinging slaws + summer salads

green bean and cherry tomato salad

I had a terrific and by no means life-altering discovery this weekend — er, unless you’re me, and the concept of ‘having a life’ is an abstract one, at best — which was that my favorite dead-simple green bean and cherry tomato salad was even awesomer when made with (I hope you’re sitting down this, people) a mixture of green and yellow beans. Really!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

dead simple slaw + 6 heat wave reprieves


I have paused before posting because I’m certain that if I tell you about yet another slaw recipe, you’re going to revolt. There’s been my favorite classic, a green onion slaw, an Indian version and then four additional ones (a blue cheese version of my favorite, a pickled slaw, a spicy radicchio slaw and a Asian-inspired napa slaw) in an NPR article. One could say I was just a little bit into coleslaw.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

30 ways to be a good guest

classic coleslawblue cheese coleslawspicy radicchio slaw with pecansnapa cabbage and sesame seed slawpickled coleslawgreen onion slawroseanne cash's potato saladdilled potato and pickled cucumber potato saladblack bean confetti saladsalsa frescagreen bean and tomato saladspring panzanellaviennese cucumber saladgazpacho saladpasta primavera saladeasiest mac-and-cheesecreamiest mac-and-cheesefried chickenhot and smoky baked beanscheddar, chili and green onion corn breadhomemade bbq saucehoisin bbq saucetequila lime chickenpork ribletscherry cornmeal upside-down cakepineapple upside-down cakecaramel walnut upside down banana cakestrawberry-rhubarb crumblefresh strawberry tartmargarita cookies

As Alex and I go into yet another summer without a patio to house an outdoor grill and a dozen of our nearest and dearest, this means but one thing: doing our best to get ourselves invited to as many barbecues, pot-lucks and patio parties as we can. Nobody can say that we don’t have goals.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

17 flourless dessert ideas

flourless chocolate walnut cookies

Every year, I see Passover-friendly recipes that frighten me: brick-like honey cakes, “sponge” cakes that still haunt my mother (who receives these in lieu of birthday cakes most years, due to the misfortune of having a birthday that falls in the first week of April), dinner rolls that my father likens to “hockey pucks” and macaroons that nobody (besides me) likes. And every year, I wonder: what ever happened to impossible-to-hate flourless chocolate cakes and truffles? Desserts lifted with egg whites? Ground nuts instead of flour? Do people even realize that one of the most popular peanut butter cookies on earth has exactly no flour in it?

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

viennese cucumber salad

viennese cucumber salad

My first day back to work after New Years started with my laptop flat lining, having to clean the office pantry microwave after my oatmeal blew up in it, finding myself completely and frantically over my head in a new bit of work I personally requested the week before and a wind-tunneled trip to the new Apple store to gaze at the shiny brightness. In short, I had hoped to be gently eased into 2008, but since that wasn’t in the cards for me, I ended it with a dinner of French Toast. What? Tell me that you’re not jealous.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

96 favorites

icebox cakeAsparagus, Artichoke and Shiitake Risottosweet and spicy candied nutsgrapefruit yogurt cakecream cheese swirl browniesSalad Lyonnaiseenglish muffinsworld peace cookiesbaked tomato saucefresh pastahoisin pork ribletsfor beaming, bewitching breadsChocolate Chip MeringuesSour Cream Bran MuffinsSoft PretzelsRich Buttermilk WafflesLighter-Than-Air Chocolate Layer CakeSkillet Irish Soda BreadRussian Black BreadChicken Empanada with Chorizo and OlivesGreen Onion SlawMargarita CookiesBlack Bean Confetti SaladGnocchiMixed Berry PavlovaZucchini CarpaccioStrawberry Rhubarb CrumbleCherry Coconut Frozen YogurtCellophane Noodle Salad With Roast PorksevenBaked Eggs with Spinach and MushroomsRaspberry-Topped Lemon MuffinsPickled Garlicky Red PeppersPineapple Upside-Down CakeDorie Greenspan’s Corniest Corn MuffinsStrawberry Chiffon ShortcakeDilled Potato and Pickled Cucumber SaladWhole Lemon TartGâteau de CrêpesBlack-Bottom CupcakesNectarine and Blackberry GaletteZucchini BreadPearl Couscous with Olives and Roasted TomatoesCherry ClafoutisRed Pepper SoupDouble Chocolate Layer CakeRatatouille’s RatatouilleQuick Potato PierogiRoseanne Cash’s Potato SaladIsraeli SaladSpicy Soba Noodles with Shiitakes and CabbageDouble Chocolate TorteSmoke-Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed With Garden VegetablesNapa TripPlum-Almond TartBrownie Mosaic CheesecakeBlue Cheese ColeslawSummer Berry PuddingQuick Saute of Zucchini with Toasted AlmondsPeter Reinhart’s BagelsSpaghetti with Chorizo and AlmondsNoodle KugelRed Velvet CakeChocolate BabkaTortilla de PatatasLemon Layer CakeHoisin Barbecue SaucePizza, UpdatedCranberry, Caramel and Almond TartPumpkin ButterChocolate FinanciersPumpkin Bread PuddingButternut Squash and Caramelized Onion GaletteHello Dolly BarsGazpacho SaladArroz Con PolloPeanut Butter BrowniesFennel Ice CreamRugelach PinwheelsCurried Lentils With Sweet Potatoes and Swiss ChardTiramisu CakeNutmeg-Maple Cream PiePie Crust 101Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts in Brown Butter SauceOatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies Pumpkin WafflesBlack Bean Pumpkin SoupSimplest Apple TartRoasted Stuffed OnionsLemon Ricotta Pancakes with Sautéed ApplesRobert Linxe’s Chocolate TrufflesSlice-and-Bake CookiesLydia’s Austrian Raspberry ShortbreadPeanut Butter CookiesEspresso Chocolate Shortbread CookiesChicken and Dumplings

Happy New Year!

I had no idea how busy I’d been in 2007–and this is just a subset of what was cooked in the Smitten Kitchen this past year! Dare we top this in 2008?

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

caramel cake

caramel cake

I know. I know what you’re thinking: this is out of control. This non-stop sugar/butter/egg/flour assault needs to stop. Our hips! Our abs! For the love of all that was once taut and perky, Deb, no more desserts! And I want you to know, I couldn’t agree more. I, too, strive for balance. I, too, swore those jeans were looser before Thanksgiving.

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