Category Archives: New Year’s Resolution

Week Four: Sauteed Sunchokes (Cookbook: Farmer John’s Cookbook)

Sunchokes, also known as Jerusalem Artichokes, are all over the winter farmers markets here in Seattle.  Finally in our third winter, I tried them.  The texture is similar to a potato, especially with this recipe.  I would like to try some other … Continue reading

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Week Three: Roasted Butternut Squash with Sweet Spices, Lime, and Green Chile (Cookbook: Plenty)

I’ve been looking forward to testing Plenty for a long time.  I bought it for a friend last summer and wanted it ever since.  I finally received a copy for Christmas and there are lots of recipes to try.  This … Continue reading

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Week 2: Oven Fried Panko Chicken (Cookbook: Gourmet Today)

I’ve made “oven fried” chicken before but this recipe sounded easy so we tried it again.  The chicken was moist despite being very overcooked (love my new Thermapen)!  Next time, I would use our usual milk, egg wash, flour and panko crust … Continue reading

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Week One: Lemon Cumin Dal (Cookbook: Ruhlman’s Twenty)

My first recipe of the year is Lemon Cumin Dal from Michael Ruhlman’s Twenty.  I have made a similar recipe in the past with so-so results but I really liked this one.  Sauteing the spice mixture in butter brought out … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution

I own a ton of cookbooks so my New Year’s resolution is to actually use them. I buy cookbooks after seeing recipes online or browsing through them at Williams Sonoma only to have them sit on a shelf while I … Continue reading

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