Slow-cooker butter chicken II

Slow-cookers are apparently a godsend when it comes to easy, leftover-making meals, so I thought it high time to try my hand at it. I’ve always been a fan of butter chicken, a classic staple in any Indian restaurant, and this recipe seemed like a straightforward one to start with.

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Chicken macaroni casserole

I’m always on the hunt for easy meals that will make good leftovers. Casseroles definitely fit the bill. I realized I hadn’t really ever made a casserole, so I thought it high time to try my hand at it.

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Roast pork with milk

Happy New Year! One of the lovely gifts I received this Christmas was Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook from my husband. In looking through the book, both of us spotted this recipe as looking particularly delicious, so we thought that trying it on New Year’s Eve would be a wonderful way to end of the year.

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Lasagna

One of our resolutions at the start of the year was to try our hand at making lasagne, which neither of us had ever made. Given the wealth of obscurer dishes we’ve tried, I’m not sure why it’s taken us this long to try it. We had extra ricotta cheese after making our delicious gnudi last week,…

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Chicken with spinach-ricotta gnudi

David came across this recipe in the recipe book I gave him last Christmas and was eager to give it a try. I was particularly interested in the gnudi (pronounced [nudi]), which I discovered are a subset of gnocchi from Florence, made with predominantly ricotta and spinach. The recipe looked to be quite an endeavour, so we…

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Bacon apple pie

When I ran across this recipe, I thought it was a match made in gastronomical heaven. All of our favourite things come together–pie, bacon, apples! What a great way to celebrate the flavours of fall.

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Pok Pok’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings

During David’s last visit to Portland, he discovered the wonder that is Pok Pok, an amazingly tasty Thai restaurant he learned about from watching Anthony Bourdain. In particular, he raved about the fish sauce wings–that they were deliciously spicy with decadently chewy skin. His brother had a copy of Pok Pok’s recipe book, so we…

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Pad Thai & Chicken Soup with Coconut Milk

Our friends’ desire to learn how to make Thai green curry led to an impromptu Thai night, where D and I decided to get a bit ambitious and make two new Thai dishes we’d never made (in addition to the curry). Pad Thai was a particularly daunting prospect, as most of us have had our…

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