Tag: Dinner

Freelance Lunch: Polenta with Mushroom and Green Bean Saute

Freelance Lunch: Polenta with Mushroom and Green Bean Saute

There are disadvantages of working freelance from a home office. But not many. Besides conference calls in my workout clothes and being around when the kids come home, the greatest advantage is using my lunch hour to cook for myself. No one else’s palate to please. No wrinkled-up noses from the kids at the sight of mushrooms on the counter. No disapproving looks from my husband when I take the cream AND butter out of the fridge. I can do whatever the hell I want and there are precious few times in the day when that is 100% true. So, I revel in my lunch hour. (more…)

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Tarragon Chicken with Parsnips, Carrots, and Caramelized Lemons

Tarragon Chicken with Parsnips, Carrots, and Caramelized Lemons

Sunday mornings are not complete without perusing the New York Times’ What to Cook This Week Column. This luscious tray bake is inspired by Melissa Clark’s Tarragon Chicken. I love tray bakes because they are super easy and lend (more…)

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Fried Chicken Lettuce Cups

Fried Chicken Lettuce Cups

Everybody’s happy when these hit the table. I started making them for the kids but now I make them for me. They are addictive. I dream about them. I usually double the recipe and freeze half since breading and frying is a bit of a mishigas so if you’re going to do it you might as well make it count for a second dish. Speaking of second dishes, I turn leftovers (more…)

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Hoisin Ribs for the Caveman Child

Hoisin Ribs for the Caveman Child

My children have some eating preferences that drive me insane. While I am trying to push their little palates towards the gastronomic light and make them try everything, sometimes it’s too painful to spend hours in the kitchen making something I love that someone is going to complain about. (more…)

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