Round-Up Archive

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

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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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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

israeli salad + pita chips

israeli salad

First I talked about madeleines, and although they’re lovely (though mine were less so), they don’t exactly have a high originality quotient. Then I totally side-stepped my week of non-cooking by throwing some “new feature” at you, and now, well now I’m going to tell you that you can make a salad out of cucumbers, tomatoes and onions. And I know you’ve got to be thinking: you don’t say!

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Friday, May 25, 2007

such a fine and natural sight

homemade bbq sauce, tiny brushfinished slaw

As we often do at the end of a summery day, Alex and I had a barbecue last night. No, we haven’t moved out of our “penthouse,” nor have we figured out how to reappropriate our one square-foot fire escape landing as a deck, nor did we didn’t schlep out to Brooklyn where open spaces are less of an anomaly. Nope, we had it right inside our own apartment. Alex made a massive batch of “his” barbeque sauce, I made the baked beans, we slivered some cabbage and tossed it with coleslaw dressing, seared some chicken sausages from Whole Foods (that completely freaked me out because they had black beans, whole ones, inside–ew) and popped open a couple cold ones.

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Thursday, May 3, 2007

corniest corn muffins

corniest corn muffins

Some days, I’m pretty sure this site is turning into something of a Dorie Greenspan Fan Club. Let us review, shall we? Dorie brought one of my favorite surprise Paris treats into my very own kitchen, directed us to the most amazing chocolate cookie, ever, her deep, dark ganache tart was the kind of easy dinner party dessert that nobody complains about and just last week, her lemon sables were the ideal palette upon which I could paint my margarita cookie aspirations. Everything you might think you like about my baking, you really like about hers. Today, her latest book ushers in another recipe that I am certain will be a repeat hit (once, of course, I get over my addiction to the shiny and the new).

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