Category Archives: quick

Chupacabra Soup

This isn’t quite a non-recipe, in the sense that you can pretty much substitute anything you want in any quantity and it’ll still turn out basically the same. But it is a highly negotiable one, with a lot of options … Continue reading

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All-American Cracked-Wheat Summer Salad

A rose by any other name … got me thinking. “All-American Cracked Wheat Summer Salad.” That’s my new name for tabouli. Or tabbouleh. Or tabuleh. Or any of the other variations of this wheaty salad. (What? Spellcheck says “wheaty” isn’t … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sink Frittata

I’m not sure what I would do if I was forced to give up eggs. Scrambled with a side of toast and bacon. Scrambled with green chiles in a breakfast burrito. Boiled just right for egg salad. Soft boiled with … Continue reading

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Spicy Black Bean Soup with Irish Soda Bread

There’s a band out there that calls itself the Afro Celt Sound System. Founded by members of the Pogues (the sometimes folk, sometimes pop, sometimes punk Celtic band), they blend Irish melodies with West African rhythms to create an always … Continue reading

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What a bargain!

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. Thanks partly to the economy, but mostly just because I’m a dork, I started calculating the cost per serving of some of our meals. Unfortunately, I usually do this in the … Continue reading

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Super-quick non-recipe Coq au Vin

I knew I had all of the ingredients for coq au vin, but I wasn’t sure how much time I had to get it ready before M. got home. And I knew we had about seven different recipes for it, … Continue reading

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No-Rise Cinnamon Rolls (which makes them sort of a cinnamon biscuit / scone / muffin / roll)

No yeast but 4 tsp of baking powder make these “rolls” more like biscuits. To me, they’re just as good as traditional, but just a little different. I actually prefer the more biscuity texture, instead of the doughy, bready feel … Continue reading

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