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My Favorite Recipes: October 2012

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What’s Halloween like in your neck of the woods?  We here at Emmy Cooks are bracing ourselves for a sugar-fueled whirlwind of a day, complete with daytime and nighttime trick or treating (in the rain), hot apple cider, and an unreasonable number of plastic spider rings that will repeatedly turn up in the washing machine for months to come.

And oh, woah, what do you do about the candy?  In past years I’ve simply spirited it away after the one night of debauchery (and by “spirited it away,” of course I mean “I ate all the good stuff”).  But my big girls are older and wiser now, and it seems like the right time to teach them something meaningful about making good food choices and moderation.  So, yeah, any tips you have on that front would be welcome!

Also welcome will be returning to real food after tomorrow’s sugar overload.  The recipes below were some of my favorites this month.

  Italian Parsley Salsa Verde
Homemade Celery Salt
  Green Spinach Soup
  Savory Oatmeal with Curry, Greens, and Caramelized Onions
  A Great Big Pot of Minestrone
  And the readers’ favorite (aside from the recipes above, which were all popular this month): Shakshuka

Thank you so much for reading and cooking along with me!

My Favorite Recipes: August 2012 {+ Giveaway!}

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As usual, I had a dickens of a time picking my favorite recipes this month, so I made the cut based on how urgent it is that you Make These Recipes Right Away.  Because, honestly, you’ll still be able to enjoy that red chile sauce and the red lentil corn chowder and the tofu reubens in the dead of winter.  Same for the rye-flour zucchini bread with basil and mint, since you’re freezing all that grated zucchini.  But the tomato and nectarine salad with basil?  You’d better get on that immediately, before the perfect fruits of summer fade away (la la la la la!). Continue reading

My Favorite Recipes: July 2012

With so many recipes flying through the Emmy Cooks kitchen and across the pages of this blog, I like to take a moment at the end of each month to choose and highlight some of my favorites.  (You can see more of my favorite recent recipes by clicking the “My Favorite Recipes” category on the sidebar; here are April, May, and June.)

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Hello, friends, and welcome to my first-ever attempt to post from my mobile phone.  [Update: It was not so successful, but I’ve cleaned it up from a real computer.  I also downloaded the mobile app and will try that next time!]  Live reporting: we’re in the Man Van heading north through Oregon.  There are so many people sleeping in back (three little girls plus my sister, hooray!) that J and I don’t dare indulge in conversation.  That leaves me happily leafing back through this blog’s pages to see what’s been cooking this month.  As usual, it’s hard to pick just five of my favorite recipes from this month, so I’ve cheated where I could below.

  Maple-Roasted Almond Butter
  J and I are divided on this month’s best chocolate treat. He says Crispy Chocolate Granola Haystacks by a nose. I say Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies by a hair. We both say don’t make us choose.
  Beans and Greens. We are totally unanimous on this one.
  The Secret to Better Iced Coffee
  Green Tartine, or, Radish Top Toast
  And, of course, the readers’ favorite: Salted Caramel Ice Cream, No Ice Cream Maker Required

And (blatant cheating now) there are more that I hate to leave out: Broccoli Pesto! Orange-Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad!  Ok, I’ll stop.

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