Monthly Archives: July 2010

Caramelized Onion Skillet Scones

I’ve mentioned before that we’re bread people, and I’ve posted some pretty easy bread recipes, but even the Five Minutes a Day method requires a little planning ahead. Skillet scones are a form of mildly sweet bread, similar in taste to Irish soda bread but flat instead of roll-like and made on the stovetop instead […]

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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Good teriyaki sauce is one of those mysterious combinations of salty and sweet that just works. It’s good on chicken, fish, beef, shrimp, vegetables, and rice. It somehow satisfies all sorts of cravings in one little package. In fact, I didn’t even really feel like making this recipe the other day. “It’s so much work,” […]

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Summer Vegetable Paella with Shrimp and Sausage

I first tried paella in high school, when my dad decided one day that he was going to make it. He handed me a cookbook called Paella! Spectacular Rice Dishes from Spain and told me to pick out a recipe for him to make. I remember flipping through the recipes in the cookbook, looking at […]

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Spicy Barbecue Pulled Pork with Peach-Corn Salsa

This weekend, you should do this. First, buy a bunch of pork shoulder. Then fire up your barbecue. Stick the pork shoulder in a disposable roasting pan with some onions, garlic, apple cider vinegar, molasses, and spices, and cover with aluminum foil. Let the pork cook slowly for hours, tantalizing you with the amazing aroma […]

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Quick Mango Salad

I have a hard time following recipes. If you’ve read some of my previous posts, this is not a shocking admission – I just can’t help thinking that most recipes might be better with a little more of this and a little less of that. Sometimes, this doesn’t turn out that well. Other times, I […]

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