Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

It’s safe to say that if Daniel and I ever split up, we both know whose fault it is. Alex Trebek. We’re usually quite calm, big laughers, loving, a little like Laverne and Shirley, maybe. Only one of us is the masculine counterpart. So a lot like Laverne and Shirley. Generally, we’re making jokes at…

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Spicy Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

I like to stuff stuff. Chicken, turkey, tacos, bras, cookies, potatoes, brownies, bellies… any old thing, really. It’s almost always a fabulous idea (well, not the bra one). Take these skinny red peppers for example. They would have been happy, relieved even, to just sun themselves on the grill and mingle with black beans and…

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Korean Beef Bulgogi with Zesty Ginger Slaw

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Not until I moved into my own apartment did I start to love Asian food. It was then that I browsed cookbooks for new recipes. “Borrowed” a couple from the library (don’t ask about my blacklisting). Spent a cool million at the Asian market, loading my pantry with fish sauce, oyster sauce, and toasted sesame oil….

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Cranberry Walnut Pie

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I’m from New England. That means that I’m slightly cynical, a little rushed, and if you bite me, I taste like fall. For thirteen autumns, my mom has baked this pie. Officially, I think it’s “Nantucket Pie.” But because we’re so God blessed creative, we’ve always lovingly called it Cranberry Walnut Pie. The first fall…

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Falafel Burgers

If you’re ever in Paris and someone steers you away from a crepe and toward a falafel sandwich, follow them. They’re onto something. If you’re passing Notre Dame, trying desperately to snap a photograph of the Shakespeare and Company bookstore, and thinking to yourself that Parisian men and women look dangerously alike…just trot on. The…

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Macaroni, Peas, and Cheese

I’ve always been something of an entrepreneur. At seven, I’d opened up “Chaos Cleaning” with my cousin Michael, a low level cleaning business that was not only profitable, but probably would have served me well if my chosen line of work involved racketeering. Technically speaking, we did clean. That part of the operation was legal…

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