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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Garlicky White Beans, Two Ways: Dip & Creamy Soup

I have a great—and relatively newfound—love for white beans. (See? I do eat more than meat.) Here are two of my favorite ways to prepare them. The first recipe is for a thick dip that's...

Garlic and Ginger Infused Chicken Broth

Everyone has their own cold remedy. This is mine. Make the sniffles stop! I've had a savage cold for the last three days. Since The Angry Chef is catching it, too, neither of us was in...

Maple Fireside Nightcap

Last week, our dear friends the Lady Otter and D. Bunnyhunter brought us a little jar of Macallan's Amber Liqueur to sample. Made by Scotland's The Macallan, this is an amazing whiskey liqueur with notes...

Quick Meat Ragout with Orecchiette

This is a rich and hearty sauce that you can make in just about the amount of time it takes to boil a pound of orecchiette. Honest. Italian for "little ears," orecchiette are those nickel-sized round...

Nutty Spiked Cider for Two

This is my kind of cold-weather drink. I've had a savage case of the sniffles the last few days, and I asked The Angry Chef if he might oblige me with some kind of...

Lentil Soup & Friday Night in the South of France

It's just about 9 o'clock on Friday night and it's 53 degrees in Boston—which is officially soup weather in my book. It's late to be starting a pot of soup, but somehow that's not...

Sweet Pork Ciderhouse Stew

This is one of my ultimate comfort foods. It's got a lovely balance of sweet and savory flavors from the combination of apple cider, cinnamon, chicken stock, browned meat, and a smidge of apricot preserves. A...

Brown-Sugar Cranberry Sauce

  Ever since I was a kid, cranberry sauce has always been one of my favorite things about the fall. Most of the time, my mom made homemade cranberry sauce. Now, she's an amazing cook. Sometimes, though, if...

Autumn Harvest Beef Stew

I have a pretty strong nesting instinct year round. When the cold weather kicks in, though, I go into overdrive, and start to do things like knit scarves and make stew and bake in...

Rib of the Week: Ruby Lacquered Pork Ribs

Ah, pork. It goes so well with so many things—including fruit. So, as I was eyeing the package of pork spare ribs in my fridge last night, I noticed I had leftover raspberry sauce from...