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Corn and Edamame Salad with Miso Tofu

Salads can get old, fast. Sure you can add croutons, and various nuts and fruits and vegetables… mix up the dressing on occasion, but it’s usually still just fancy lettuce. But not this salad. What a fresh, wonderful change of pace. So quick, so easy, and surprisingly refreshing. Colorful, healthy, and did I mention quick?...

The Baguette Incident.

Story time! So we’ve got the No-Knead Bread down to an art. And we were feeling pretty good about our bread-baking abilities (mistake #1). Hey, Taylor, why not try to make baguettes? (mistake #2). The dough was way too wet (mistake #3) and the dough flattened out into long tubular blobs rather than nice thick...

Steak with Parmesan Butter and Balsamic Glaze

It should be obvious we don’t cook steak often. Or beef of any kind for that matter. However, every once in a great while I’ll stumble upon an irresistible sounding recipe, and if it seems like we’ve got a cheap week or a short list ahead of us, we might just splurge. Which is exactly...

Indonesian-style Grilled Eggplant with Spicy Peanut Sauce

We had a bit of an eggplant fiasco a few weeks ago. Tried a new recipe that seemed promising, and it was the first time (ever?) that we’ve cooked something so bad that neither of us could eat it. Usually, when something isn’t great it’s just that, not great. But still edible at least. This,...

Turkey Picatta

Chicken or turkey… either would work here and be just as good. This is a fun meal to do when you need to let out some frustration, as pounding a piece of meat until it’s flattened is oh-so-fun. :) Just don’t over-do it. You want to be sure your pieces are even all around. So...

Corn Fritters with Arugula and Warm Tomato Salad

Sometimes certain flavors make you think of a particular time of year. Bonus points always go to meals that make you feel like you’re eating what you should be on that specific day. This meal does that. It’s got a delicious late summer flavor to it, and all the elements of the dish meld together...