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Grilled Duck with Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

Early Season Barbecue

We have been talking about breaking in the new grill for weeks now, but the weather and/or our schedules have not been cooperative.  Over the weekend that finally changed and so grilling season has officially started here at the Bucarpenter household.  I had a couple of fully-cooked half ducks from Maple Leaf Farms and I […]

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Simple Butter Scallops

Simple Butter Scallops

Butter chicken (also known as chicken makhani) is one of my favorite take-out dishes.  It’s a rich, spicy, tomato-cream sauce that is laced with pieces of chicken breast.  Most recipes are fairly complex and require a large range of spices.  My goal, as an inherently lazy cook, was to make something that was quick to […]

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Creamy Parmesan Spinach and Mushrooms

Creamy Parmesan Spinach and Mushrooms

In “food blog land” you tend to celebrate the holidays a little early, so I have been dreaming up some new recipes in anticipation.  Thanksgiving is absolutely my favorite holiday (probably because it is so food-centric), and turkey is great, but I am all about the side dishes.  Creamed spinach is not necessarily a traditional […]

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Green Beans with Sherried Mushrooms and Fried Shallots

Real-Food Green Bean Casserole with Sherried Mushrooms and Fried Shallots

If you have been watching the massive clean-up and restoration efforts going on after Hurricane Sandy and have been looking for a way to help, please consider making a donation to assist the people who have lost power, homes, possessions, and, in some cases, loved ones.  The American Red Cross is in need of donations, […]

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Halibut with Pinot Grigio Pan Sauce and Butter-Toasted Almonds

Halibut with Pinot Grigio Pan Sauce and Butter-Toasted Almonds

This is a simple and elegant dish that you can make for a fast, after-work dinner, or plate it up for a special occasion.  Any kind of firm, white fish will work in place of the halibut, and you can swap out different fresh herbs for the tarragon.  This is more of a technique than […]

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Street Food Series: Sudanese Ful

Lately I have been reading the really interesting cookbook Street Food, which has recipes and vignettes about international “fast” foods that are typically sold by small, independent vendors.  I have at least 20 recipes earmarked for future meals, and in most cases they are more of a guideline than a recipe, as street foods evolve […]

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