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Honey Glazed Pork Chops

I really struggled with pork chops when I first started learning how to cook. I served up several meals of dry borderline …

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Scotch Eggs

Saturday, September 13th I auditioned for FOX TV’s MASTERCHEF. It’s a culinary competition for home chefs – with judges Gordon Ramsey, Graham …

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Curried Peaches

It never occurred to me to roast peaches with curry – but honestly, it is one of the most groundbreaking dishes for …

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S’mores Cupcakes

So – I’m not a big baker. It’s not that I can’t – it is honestly that I usually don’t have time …

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Three Step Orange Pork Chops

The McGoldberg household loves pork chops! This is one of our favorite preparations. The combination of fresh herbs and the tart orange …

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Southern Soul Brunswick Stew

Georgians claim that Brunswick stew originated in their state. Their recipes often include green (English) peas; if you want to add them, …

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Tomato Tortellini Soup

Tomato soup has always been my favorite. You can’t go wrong with a classic. And by adding cheese tortellini, it just makes …

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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Particularly when heavy long-distance biking season kicks in (March, April and May) I am always looking for dishes I can cook in …

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Basil Pesto

Seeing people buy expensive “designer pesto’ at the store makes me sad, because it so so SO much better freshly made. And …

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Homemade Gnocchi!

Pasta is one of those dishes that can be super-high on the home cooking intimidation scale. But – if you’d like to …

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Baked Ravioli for Two

This is as close as I get to posting a recipe that is pretty much heat and serve. Using tomatoes and enchilada …

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Blender Cayenne Hollaindaise

A few years ago, I bought myself a birthday present that I’d been wanting for a very long time– Julia Child’s “Mastering …

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Mom’s Beef Stew

Honestly – a good old fashioned beef stew recipe like this is a comfort food everyone can remember from their childhood. I …

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Burber Omellete

This recipe was posted on NPR’s food blog – and well, looked way too good not to post and share here on …

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Cream Biscuits

I recently made brunch and posted pictures of my cream biscuits, and I had several requests for the recipe – the recipe …

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Easy Sausage Hash

Nothing says weekend breakfast more to me than poached eggs over hash. And from the looks of things (how quickly the plate …

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Slowcooker Apple Butter

Apple butter has become one of my favorite things to stock up on during the fall season when it’s plentiful at farmer’s …

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Tartin Style Baked Apples

Recently I experimented making tartin apples. Basically its apples cut in the style for a french tart, but without the crust. I …

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Buttered Peas and Pearl Onions

One of my biggest lessons in the kitchen is that incredible food isn’t always super duper hard. My fellow blogger Carianna Gischer (Check …

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Herb Citrus Turkey Breast

Gobble, Gobble – it’s turkey time again. Last year when I was home with family in Oregon – I winged (see what …

Dover Sole in Parchment

I love dover sole, but it’s a delicate fish and a lot of cooking methods destroy it quickly. Take my word for …

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Gingered Pears with Creme

Ginger is an amazing ingredient. When matched with a sweet fruit, it transforms into one of the most delicious dessert combos I …

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Indian Cucumber Salad

I love english (seedless) cucumber – and use it a lot in salads and side dishes. It is often crunchier than a …

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Pluot Chutney

I really made an effort to this summer to get into salsas and savory chutneys. I tried several – and the only …

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Stir Fried Tamarind Eggplant

Eggplant is notorious for absorbing the oil when it’s fried, so to solve that problem we start by stir-frying cubed eggplant in …

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Dover Sole Duglere

“Filet of Sole, poached in white wine, mushrooms, tomatoes and shallots finished with a tarragon infused fish veloute sauce” is how this …

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Chicken with Citrus Butter Sauce

Pan sauce chicken is a weeknight staple in the McGoldberg Treehouse. Slowly cooking chicken in a rich citrus sauce is pretty hard …

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Wild Mushroom Risotto

Few dishes are the “zen” of cooking like risotto for me. Risotto takes patience, and the perfect blend of flavors. I had …

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California Salad Nicoise

Salad Nicoise is such a simple and fun dish. and most of the components can be made ahead of time, since it’s …

Appetizer: Kumquat Chutney

If you are looking for a fresh seasonal ingredient to try something new in your kitchen, I bet most of us have …

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Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

I love mole – and it was a recipe that intimidated me for a very long time. That was, however, until I …

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Cranberry Quinoa

Cranberry Pomegranate Quinoa 1 cup rinsed quinoa 2 cup CranRaspberry Cranberry Juice Coctail Combine the juice and quinoa in a pan – …

Ciopinno

Every year for David’s birthday – I make ciopinno. (OMG, I’m sounding like the Barefoot Contessa and her gay husband!) It’s a …

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Easy Swedish Glögg

This past weekend I was treated to a delicious glass of Glögg. My friend Tom served it as part of our book …

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Braised Chicken Thighs

Nothing makes me happier than a quick dish I can prepare at the end of a workday – and really ENJOY. Braising …

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Ratatouille Pie

I’m always searching for ways to reinvent classic dishes – and make something healthy and delicious. The word Ratatouille actually comes from …

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Marinated Feta Fall Salad

I eat salad a lot, and entree sized ones particularly on weekday nights. Particularly if work gets you home later in the …

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Roasted Citrus Chicken

Ingredients 4 or 4.5 pound whole chicken, if frozen completely thawed 1/4 cup olive oil 4 shallots, minced 4 tablespoons orange zest, …

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Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes have two kinds of fans: fans that like rich thinly sliced potatoes soaking in a thick creme sauce and those …

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Stuffed Tomatoes

This recipe literally was the result of putting all my favorite things in a basket at the market and then deciding what …

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Baked meatballs in a tangy sweet and sour sauce is a real crowd pleaser. I ball up my meatballs and cook them …

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Hot Broccoli Crunch

Broccoli crunch is a favorite summer salad – but it takes on an entire new flavor and personality quick stir fried and …

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Millionaire Shortbread Cookies

Who doesn’t love shortbread cookies? and chocolate? and caramel? We all do – which is why millionaire shortbread is such a hit. …

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Valencian Paella for Two

There are few things my hubby likes more than a paella. It’s the perfect dish for Dave – it has spice, tomatoes …