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How to feel fancypants

October 23, 2011

Last night I prepared one of the most gourmet dinners I have prepared in a very long time. It was incredibly fancypants. What’s really wonderful about this highbrow meal is I spent about 10 minutes preparing it and the cost was under $5. Pizza. Simple, glorious pizza. It was the ingredients that made it fancy. […]

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Blue Palate Special: A make-ahead fix for the brown bag salad

September 20, 2011

I love the idea of bringing a green salad to work for lunch. It’s light and healthy. You can add pretty much any ingredient to lettuce and call it a salad. Endless, delicious variety. However, it’s time consuming. There’s all that chopping. For a truly fresh and crisp salad, you can’t prepare it on Sunday […]

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Blue Palate Special: A marinade for slackers

June 13, 2011

Who has time to marinade? Well, perhaps the most devoted grill masters plan ahead, drenching and soaking meat in a sweet, vinegary base hours before it hits the heat. I, however, never have enough foresight. Grilling is typically planned on a whim, as it was recently at our backyard barbecue this past weekend. Chicken kebabs. […]

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Blue Palate Special: Yucatan fry up

December 5, 2009

I’m definitely a savory breakfast person.  I’ll take hashbrowns over pancakes any day, and biscuits call out to me more than any version of danish or muffin. When I traveled to England and Ireland and ate my first fry up, I discovered the joys of beans for breakfast, and have been trying to conjure ways […]

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Happy as a Dutch pig: Corn for dinner

August 29, 2009

A Dutch friend of mine once said he was appalled that Americans eat corn on-the-cob. “That’s what pigs eat,” he said. If that’s true, Dutch pigs must be happy pigs, because there’s nothing tastier ear of sweet summer corn slathered in butter and salt. Oink, oink. Summer means sweet corn and cheap corn. My parents […]

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