Tag Archives: butter

Fettuccine Alfredo with Spinach

2013-07-02 14.44.00

This is adapted from Emeril Lagasse‘s recipe.

Sometimes when the green arrow’s got you down, you crave comfort food. Sometimes you have leftover heavy cream in your fridge from making ice cream. Sometimes you feel a little scandalized by the ingredients in this dish so you add spinach.

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Salted Brown Butter Crispy Treats

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This is a Smitten Kitchen recipe.

Bar review has brought snacking back into my life. First I bought string cheese and fruit leather to eat during our 10 minute lecture breaks (side note: they have cracked black pepper string cheese now – fancy!). Then, slowly, homemade snacks made a return to my life. This was one of  the first recipes I broke out. It’s a slightly more sophisticated version of the classic rice crispy treat recipe. It’s basically the rice crispy treat of your dreams.

Since making these involves marshmallows, they bring to mind “the marshmallow story.” In third grade, I wrote a report somehow involving the word marshmallow (I have no idea how). My teacher corrected my spelling to “marshmellow.” But I knew she was wrong because I had looked up the word in my dictionary before putting it in my report. So I protested her correction. I was that kid. My parents like telling this story because it shows that I’m diligent or something. I like this story because it reminds me of how to spell marshmallow.

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Red Wine Lentils

2013-06-19 18.11.06

This is a Martha Stewart recipe.

In Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain distinguishes restaurant and home cooking by the amount of butter used and the use of shallots. This recipe uses butter and shallots, which might be why it tastes so delicious.

This is a great recipe to have on hand if, like me, you open a bottle of red wine, drink a glass, and then forget about the rest of the bottle until it’s too far gone for consumption by itself. It’s a great way to use wine left out after a party or two buck Chuck.

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Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onions

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This is an Essentials of Italian Cooking recipe that I saw on Smitten Kitchen.

This is the first homemade marinara sauce recipe I ever made from scratch, and it is the only one that I will ever make. I may occasionally literally lick the plate clean to consume all of this pasta sauce. This behavior was probably more acceptable when I lived alone.

This is an incredibly easy weeknight dinner, and the leftovers are delicious for lunch the next few days as well. Just make sure you don’t put your sauce on the stove, pour yourself a glass of wine, and take a long bath because then your pasta sauce will burn from neglect (true story).

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Cheesy Bread

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This recipe is adapted from The Changeable Table’s Bloomin’ Onion Bread.

This bread is great for communal TV watching, like for the Superbowl or a Twilight movie marathon. I love to pick off the warm and soft and buttery top bits and then eat the crusty bottom.

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