Category Archives: Main Dishes

Hugh’s Chicken Rub

Ingredients 1/2 cup paprika 3 tablespoons cayenne pepper 5 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper 6 tablespoons garlic powder 3 tablespoons onion powder 6 tablespoons salt 2 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano 2 1/2 tablespoons dried thyme Directions In a medium bowl, … Continue reading

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Braised Pork Chops with Apples

I came to this recipe after acquiring some particularly thick, bone-in pork chops that didn’t fry up well. ┬áMy search brought me to the Joy of Cooking (always a go-to when it comes to staples), and resulted in one of … Continue reading

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Ribollita

Here in DC, the roomie and I have been having some cooking adventures. Tonight’s addition to the kitchen repertoire: Ribollita, a Tuscan stew in the true peasant-comfort-food mold, whose name means “reboiled.” The idea is to revitalize stale bread by … Continue reading

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Mexican Pepper Casserole

Meridith and I picked up her CSA box yesterday, and were trying to come up with something to do with the abundance of sweet and hot peppers therein. I recalled this recipe from the Moosewood, which had been a staple … Continue reading

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Tacos

Tacos constitute one of the staples of my diet. I grew up with Mexican food, and my fridge is almost never without corn tortillas, cilantro, tomato, onion, cheese, beans, and hot sauce, so that I can always whip up something … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato, Leek, and Ricotta Souffle

2 lbs. sweet potatoes roasted, peeled, pureed until very smooth 1 leek, sliced 4 Tbsp. butter, softened 1 c. ricotta, drained 4 eggs (whites and yolks separated) Salt and peper to taste Preheat oven 350 F. Grease the bottom and … Continue reading

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