Gnocchi à la Parisienne ~ French Fridays with Dorie

January 14, 2011

All I have to say is oohh Dorie – you have brought this little recipe into my life and I am not sure I will ever be the same. For years I have thought about, contemplated, wanted to make gnocchi. I never seemed to get around to it. So when I saw that the recipe […]

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From the Recipe Box: Chocolate Chip Muffins

January 13, 2011

Okay, so I had a craving for some chocolate chip muffins. My Christmas break here at home is coming to a close, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to just bum about in the glorious kitchen of the Kitchenarian for much longer, so I was determined to track down a recipe and start baking […]

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The Blackberry Galette – Thoughts of Summer

January 11, 2011

I was in the grocery store yesterday picking up a few things while our city was bracing for yet another winter storm. As I was making my way through the produce section, I glanced up and out of the corner of my eye, I spotted what looked like blackberries. Knowing that couldn’t really be true, […]

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From the Recipe Box: Peanut Butter Chewy Cookies

January 10, 2011

During this winter holiday my family has not exactly stayed put in our home, and we traveling chefs have dealt with inferior kitchen equipment and lacking grocery stores that challenged our work, putting us to the ultimate test. I am glad to say that we did succeed, but there’s no place like your home kitchen. […]

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Ten From 2010

January 9, 2011

January is a great time to reflect on the previous year as one makes plans for the new year ahead.  With that said, here is my retrospective blog for 2010 as I look back on my first year of The Kitchenarian. In 2010, I left my job as store manager for Sur la Table. A […]

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From the Recipe Box: Curry Chicken Salad

January 8, 2011

Every summer and every New Year’s holiday for the past 10 years or so we have vacationed with friends at their beach house. These have been some of the best times ever. Two families – four adults and seven children celebrating life, friendship and good food. Good times indeed. There is a small local sandwich […]

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Paris Mushroom Soup ~ French Fridays With Dorie

January 7, 2011

Welcome to the first Friday of 2011. This week, my first cooking assignment of the new year from Dorie Greenspan’s on-line cooking club was to make Paris Mushroom Soup. This recipe has all the ingredients for success: butter, onions, garlic and mushrooms. I got very excited when I read the recipe because I am always […]

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Happy New Year! Welcome 2011

January 3, 2011

I have been out of the kitchen for the past few days celebrating the new year with friends. In fact, I have only been home for a couple of days over the past two weeks. What a whirlwind of celebration and fun I have had spending time with family and friends this holiday season. But […]

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Speculoos ~ French Fridays With Dorie

December 31, 2010

I think I have just discovered my new favorite cookie. I made speculoos this week from Dorie Greenspan’s newest cookbook, Around My French Table. Such a simple, yet delicious cookie. Originating from Belgium, this is the country’s celebrated holiday cookie. I can understand why because of the cinnamon spiciness, but I will eat this cookie […]

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From The Recipe Box: Mom’s Lasagne

December 29, 2010

As many of you already know, I have been out of the kitchen for about a week because our family spent Christmas at Disney World. It was a magical time for all of us, and we loved every minute of it, but I must admit it is nice to be back home even though it […]

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