The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich

April 10, 2010
grilled cheese sandwich

Everyone says that, don’t they? I’m sure you do too. Don’t you think your grilled cheese sandwich is the best grilled cheese that was ever made? I know I do. You know what else everyone says? That their macaroni and cheese recipe is the. best. ever. It’s the first thing people tell me when I [...]

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Limoncello Thumbprint Cookies

April 3, 2010
Limoncello thumbnail cookies

You’re not tired of my limoncello stories, are you? I sure hope not. This is the last one. Promise. Pinky swear. And they’re cookies! Thumbprint cookies made with homemade limoncello. Now do you see why I needed to do just one more limoncello post? It’s been a fruitful journey. Sixty lemons, six mandarins, 5 bottles of [...]

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Asparagus Pesto

March 28, 2010
Asparagus Pesto

It has come to my attention that many of you do not visit Local Lemons in search of an easy weeknight meal. Is it because I make things like this 5-hour lamb bolognese? Or maybe because my homemade chicken nuggets take over 2 hours? Okay. You have a point. Today, I’m making a change. I’m [...]

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Artichoke and Orange Galette for Jamie Oliver

March 18, 2010
Artichoke and Orange Galette

Dear Jamie Oliver, If you were to come over for dinner, I’d bake you an artichoke and orange galette. I may also cook this for you. Or this, or maybe this. But we’d start with a buttery, rich galette stuffed with the season’s finest flavors – artichoke, citrus, green garlic and walnuts. It’s rich and [...]

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Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits with Smoky Sweet Butter

March 14, 2010
homemade buttermilk biscuits

Learn how to make flaky buttermilk biscuits from scratch – thanks to baker, lawyer, chef and co-owner of Little Mac, Erin Wade.

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Bottarga Bread Salad for my Birthday

March 8, 2010
Bottarga Bread Salad

A crunchy sweet batard, torn, toasted and tossed with olive oil, pan-roasted butter beans, thinly sliced celery and spicy arugula. Topped with caper vinaigrette and dusted with briny bottarga.

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Which is Bigger: Little Mac or Asparagus?

February 28, 2010
Asparagus eggs recipe

This is it. My big news. And I guarantee it’s more exciting than the start of asparagus season. Though I’m pretty excited about that too.

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

February 16, 2010
Frozen Hot Chocolate

Oh Dad. You said it could never be done. You said the unfathomable combination of chocolates is just too much for the home cook to bear. A recipe so exact, so mystifying, that it’s downright impossible for anyone but the expertly trained chefs that make hundreds of them daily. Oh Dad. I think you were [...]

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