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Lemon-cardamom muffins!


What Are Some Good Uses for Cardamom?
Good Questions

6/15/11 12:31 PM

Lemon-Cardamom Muffins (make batter the night before, bake in the AM)
Quiche Alsacienne (make day before, reheat in AM)


5 Ideas for a Make-Ahead Potluck Breakfast
4/6/11 11:10 AM

We just had a guest post this week about starting a garden w/ a focus on urban gardening: Gardening 101


Weekend Inspiration: Houseplants, Flowers & Gardening
4/5/11 05:32 PM

Wow. I've been buying my refills at Williams-Sonoma for years and have never had this happen. Did it have the green cap and plastic seal on it?


Caution: The Story Of The Empty SodaStream Carbonator
2/28/11 03:30 PM

Not necessary! I make mine in oven-safe coffee cups (see here).


Popover Pans: Are They Necessary for Perfect Popovers?
2/25/11 12:53 PM

Go healthy (well, healthy-ish) with my baba ganoush and hummus recipes.


Wings to Cookies: 10 Great Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday
2/5/11 10:15 PM

My fave quiche is the one my boyfriend makes: Quiche Alsacienne - sooooo yummy!


Q is for Quiche! 10 Tempting Recipes for Homemade Quiche
1/30/11 11:26 AM

I have an excellent Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (for those of you willing to let the dough chill overnight). My mom has celiac and makes this recipe with Mr. Ritts' GF All Purpose flour -- a hit among fellow celiacs and my non-celiac, very-picky dad.

Note: if you use Bob's Red Mill GF AP flour (the one found in most supermarkets), I believe you have to add xanthan gum (about .25tsp per c of flour).


What Is the Very Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie?
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1/24/11 01:44 PM

do you have the implements to make homemade pasta? if so, you could make fettuccine, penne, etc and dry it, or ravioli and freeze them.


Suggestions for Non-Sweet Holiday Food Gifts?
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12/21/10 12:45 PM

I made these pumpkin dog biscuits for all of my dog-owning friends last year.


Cookies For Canines: 9 Homemade Dog Treat Recipes
12/17/10 02:27 PM

I made pumpkin dog biscuits as gifts for my friends w/ dogs last year. The pumpkin helps regulate digestion apparently. My recipe uses whole wheat flour, but you could substitute chickpea flour (the science-y purpose of gluten is not as important w/ dog treats, since they probably won't be complaining about the texture of the biscuits). If he's just allergic to wheat and not gluten, then you can use spelt flour.


Edible Gift Recipe: Homemade Doggie Treats
12/7/10 12:35 PM

Not really traditional Thanksgiving, but if you have access to a pasta roller, you could make fresh pasta; or make gnocchi w/out a roller (you can use water or an egg substitute if they don't eat eggs).
Here are a few of my recipes:

Ricotta Gnocchi in Tomato-Basil Sauce
Fresh 4-Cheese Ravioli w/ Mushroom Sauce Swap out cheese for spiced pumpkin filling, and the mushroom sauce for a sage brown butter sauce and you get a festive fall dish.
Fresh Fettucine w/ Pesto, Broccoli, and Mushrooms

Do they eat fish? If so, my Sole Meuniere is a great and simple dish.

For a more festive dish, you could make a butternut squash risotto (just make sure you use vegetable stock).


Help! I Need a No-Oven Vegetarian Dish for Thanksgiving
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11/24/10 10:25 AM

As far as the fruit salad goes, it's not the traditional canned-fruit-in-whipped-cream variety, but is way tastier:

apples, pears, and dried cranberries, tossed w/ a blue cheese/gorgonzola/stilton; i love adding arugula or radicchio and candied walnuts or pecans to this too; can also serve on endive leaves


I'm Being Forced to Bring a Relish Tray to Thanksgiving!
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11/22/10 05:02 PM

Add pear and blue cheese to these prosciutto-arugula wraps - it's delicious!


Last-Minute Appetizer: Prosciutto-Wrapped Arugula
11/19/10 09:49 AM

Both of these quiche recipes are great re-heated the next day. Make on Thanksgiving Eve and pop in the oven the morning of Thanksgiving. Bonus - they're both pretty filling, so you can keep your energy up throughout the day.

Quiche Alsacienne (requires a bit more work to prepare)
Crustless Spinach-Cheese Quiche


Before the Turkey: 8 Breakfasts for Thanksgiving Morning
11/16/10 03:49 PM

Just made a yummy butternut squash soup w/ balsamic. You could replace some or all of the cream with pureed white beans or lentils for more protein.


Festive Thanksgiving Foods on a Liquid Diet?
Good Questions

11/16/10 03:45 PM

Here's an active link for the quiche recipe


A Taste of Alsace-Lorraine: 8 Recipes to Try at Home
9/29/10 05:02 PM

Check out our recipe for Quiche Alsacienne: http://www.secondfloorwalkup.com/2010/01/men-can-cook-quiche-alsacienne.html


A Taste of Alsace-Lorraine: 8 Recipes to Try at Home
9/29/10 05:01 PM

Check out my guac recipe along w/ a recipe for veggie tacos. This guac gets rave reviews from everyone who tries it! Add mango and corn to change it up.


Salsa & Guacamole: Our Favorite Recipes
Recipe Roundup

9/15/10 05:23 PM

my boyfriend always gets cheese on his blt.


Strange Food Combos: Would You Put Cheese on a BLT?
9/8/10 10:18 AM