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Noted: Pappardelle with Chicken Ragù Recipe

April 2nd, 2017 No comments
I added this recipe to try “To Try” list as soon as a I saw it. The use of lighter chicken instead of pork or veal is a nice touch and I am a sucker for big noodles like pappardelle. — Douglas
 

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Noted: Baked Eggs Recipes and Inspiration on feedfeed

April 1st, 2017 No comments
Eggs, eggs and even more eggs. I must admit I do like a runny fried egg on  my Loco Moco or with my homemade sausage gravy. The Baked Eggs with Spiced Lentils and Harissa Sweet Potato Hash with Baked Eggs sound like a treat. — Douglas
 
 
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Noted: 10 Healthy Meal Prep Recipes Everyone Will Love

March 31st, 2017 No comments
I’m always looking for new recipes to add to our rotation here in the Welch Household and posts like this offer a wealth of information. One recipe that stood out for me was the Curried Chickpeas Bowl, but click through to see 9 more recipes that might appeal to you. — Douglas
 
 
Weeks can get busy, and it can be hard to find time to prepare meals for the week! I love picking one day to make a few meals ahead of time to hold me over for the days I can’t find time to cook. Here are ten simple and delicious meal prep recipes to help make meal-prep simple and stress-free!
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Noted: Creamy Coconut Curried Green Lentils (& Bowls)

March 24th, 2017 No comments

I am finding I am liking lentils more and more and good recipes seem to be finding their way into my daily reading. I would probably use kale in this recipes instead of spinach, mainly because I find the spinach get a bit too stringy in texture for me when cooked. This recipe does sound tasty, though. — Douglas

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On YouTube: Airmail | Rum & Champagne Cocktail | Barney Toy

March 23rd, 2017 No comments
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Noted: A Candy Maker’s Favorite Ingredient of All Time Is…

March 21st, 2017 No comments

Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home-Cooking Triumphs by Julia Turshen [Book]

March 13th, 2017 Comments off

Small Victories
Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home-Cooking Triumphs
Julia Turshen

When reading a cookbook I don’t tend to make grand proclamations that this book is good and that book is bad. Cookbooks are all about what you take away from the book and one person’s favorite is another’s failure. For me, my like or dislike of a cookbook directly relates to how well it works for me. Does its message resonate? Are the recipes actually something I would consider making? Can I put my new found knowledge to immediate use? With those criteria in mind, Small Victories certainly worked for me on a variety of levels.

First, even though I am a bit of a fussy eater, I found many recipes I want to try out as soon as possible. Each recipe is well described and also includes several variations you might want to try. Turshen includes old standards like her take on biscuits (Everything Biscuits), roast chicken (Roast Chicken with Fennel, Rosemary + Lemon) and desserts (Berry + Buttermilk Cobbler) while also exploring further afield with Roasted Salmon with Maple + Soy, Jennie’s Chicken Pelau, and Crisply Hominy + Cheddar Fritters.

In Small Victories, you’ll find sections dedicated to Breakfast, Soups + Salads, Vegetables, (maybe even a few that I would eat) (LAUGH), Grains, Beans + Pasta, Meat + Poultry, Shellfish + Fish, Desserts, A Few Drinks + Some Things To Keep On Hand and Seven Lists — which gives some great ideas on small bites to serve with drinks, 7 Things To Do With Pizza Dough, Leftover Roast Chicken and more.

Another reason I found Small Victories so enjoyable are the excellent stories attached to each recipe. Even when I wasn’t particularly interested in a recipe, I still made a point of reading each of these descriptions almost like I would read a regular book. These descriptions also contain the “Small Victories” which are the namesake of the book. These are small tips and hints are a great addition to the cookbook and provide yet another level of value.

As Turshen writes, “Think of small victories as the corners of the puzzle, the pieces that help us become inspired, relax cooks who know how to fill in the rest.

I found my copy of Small Victories at my local library and you might find it there, too. It’s always a great place to start when looking for new books in your life. However you get your hands on Small Victories, I highly recommend you do. I think you’ll find some interesting recipes, tips and maybe even the next step in your cooking adventures.

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Noted: No-Knead Maple Challah, made with home-made maple syrup!

March 12th, 2017 Comments off
I love bread waaaaay to much…and maple syrup even more, so this recipe seems a perfect fit. I don’t have the wherewithal to make my own maple syrup (or the trees) but I am sure this is just a good with maple syrup from the store. — Douglas
 

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Noted: 4 Tips for Better, More Satisfying Oatmeal

March 8th, 2017 Comments off
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Noted: Your Cooking Rut Ends With This $9 Lentil-Sausage Stew

March 7th, 2017 Comments off
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