roasted winter squash & seed salad

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After all that Dijon bechamel and many savory pies, fancy macaroni and cheese [for an outside project] and chocolate chip cookies, the weekend needed some vegetables. Like, now And when Saturday night rolled around. I took one look at the … Continued






an experiment with the ridiculous: croque madame pie

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Sometimes, an idea is so crazy it works. Sometimes, it doesn’t quite work but is so delicious, it doesn’t matter. A porky, cheesy Dijon bechamel filled pie inspired by a yummy sandwich? Um. Okay. Top the pie with a few … Continued






the great chocolate chile adventure

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A week ago today, I was still riding off the sugar high that was the Chile Chocolate Takedown. In the middle of the gorgeous Brooklyn Botanic Garden, six contenders met to battle chiles and chocolate. Only one victor emerged, and if you … Continued






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