Category: Recipes

Beer Coffeecake

Beer Coffeecake

Writing and cooking in: Pittsburgh, PA On Thanksgiving, I had some delicious beer ice cream from one of the waffle trucks in Manhattan. My brother, a friend, and I went down to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and then stuffed ourselves with beer, burgers, and mac ‘n’ cheese bites. After a long walk in Central…

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Potatoes Adrienne

Potatoes Adrienne

Writing and cooking in: Pittsburgh, PA One of my favorite things about the Farmers Market Cooperative of East Liberty is the JL Kennedy Meat Stand. I like eating local and getting local, humanely raised meat at a price that fits my skinny budget can be tough. But I know I can count on Kennedy Meat…

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Kale and Green Garlic Pesto

Kale and Green Garlic Pesto

Writing and cooking in: Pittsburgh, PA This weekend my college friend Tess came to visit me from Vermont. She’s a foodie like me so we eat all kinds of good food at home and out when we’re together. My CSA box was, of course, the beginning of our inspiration for this weekend. On Friday, we…

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Risotto ubriaco per la primavera – Drunken risotto for springtime

Risotto ubriaco per la primavera – Drunken risotto for springtime

Writing and cooking in: Pittsburgh, PA It was not a big leap between drunken pasta and drunken risotto. I’ve made really good drunken pastas with a combination of chicken broth and chianti. But when I was presented with turnips and mushrooms, a good bottle of wine, and the need to make a vegetarian, gluten-free dish…

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Apple Butter Oat Bars

Apple Butter Oat Bars

Cooking and writing in: Pittsburgh, PA I had a hankering for a granola bar or bar cookie or just something baked and chewy and a little sweet last week. Since using butter, eggs, milk, and chocolate were out of the question, I couldn’t grab any of my go-to recipes and just get started. I wanted…

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Maple Syrup Two Ways

Maple Syrup Two Ways

Writing and cooking from: Rhinebeck, NY Real maple syrup is one of the greatest culinary joys in life. Maple-flavored syrup is a sorry excuse for the real thing. If you’ve never had pure, local maple syrup, you are missing out on an important life experience. Toss your maple-flavored sugar and drive up here to get…

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Pear White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pear White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pears, cinnamon, walnuts, oatmeal, and white chocolate – tastes like fall!  I adapted this recipe from my favorite parts of recipes for apple cinnamon cookies, oatmeal cookies, and chocolate chip cookies, and they’re a new favorite on the first shot! I created these for the Penn’s Corner CSA Potluck a few weeks ago to celebrate…

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CrockPot Bartlett Pear Butter

CrockPot Bartlett Pear Butter

Inspired by the recipe for CrockPot Apple Butter at my favorite slow cooking blog and the three pounds of Bartlett Pears in my fridge, I decided to make pear butter. I like apple butter, but I like fresh apples and apple crisp so much that I’ll eat through them long before I even consider making a…

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