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Peruvian (Kind of) Chicken

peruvian chicken

The Peruvian chicken place in my old neighborhood was where I discovered Inca cola (super sweet!) and the joys of delicious, greasy, limey, spicy, perfectly-done Peruvian-style roto chicken. I can’t exactly reproduce that take-out chicken at home (among other things, I don’t have a rotisserie) but this oven-baked version is fast, easy, and quite tasty in its own right.

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Pretzel Rolls


Crunchy, chewy, salty pretzel rolls. It’s like a slightly softer, reshaped edition of a soft pretzel. They’re great with burgers — in fact that’s pretty much all I do with them. But they would make a fine base for any

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Bacon and Onion Tart


This is a pefect winter’s night dish, very savory and –yes — comforting. I make it with store-bought puff pastry, but if you’re so inclined, you can make your own. (A focaccia or pizza dough would also do the trick)

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Matzo Ball Soup

matzoh ball soup

I love the “soup” of this soup, but for me it’s really all about the matzo balls. True confessions: my mother always made matzoh ball soup using a package mix for the broth. It was awful. Sooooo salty. When I

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Porcini Mushroom Pasta – Vegan


It doesn’t happen all that often for me, but sometimes there’s a family member, friend or guest who eats vegan. Honestly, I like the challenge of a limited palette. This dish, with it’s warm brown color scheme is wonderful and

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Thai-Flavored Turkey Loaf

thai turkey loaf

This dish offers the satisfaction of meat loaf, but with a totally different, somewhat Asian, spin. Some unusual ingredients ingredients, but easy and healthy!

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