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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Buttermilk biscuits and sausage cream gravy

Some leftover ground pork and David’s hankering for biscuits and gravy motivated the search for this recipe. David recently visited family in Colorado where his grandmother made biscuits and gravy for him, thus prompting his desire to try it for himself. It had been quite some time since we’d made biscuits and gravy, and we’d…

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Swedish meatballs

After having some seriously delicious Swedish meatballs in Stockholm during our recent trip to Scandinavia, I was desperate to try making them at home. Now I’d had Swedish meatballs at Ikea many times before, but they were always kind of bland and strange tasting, particularly in comparison to the real deal I later sampled. The…

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Pork chops with maple, mustard and sage sauce

At the end of a long day, sometimes a light, simple meal can taste as delicious as a sumptuous feast. This Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh cookbook has been true to its word about providing quick meals with relatively few ingredients and minimal prep time. I’d had this recipe ear-marked to try for some time,…

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Roasted pork with walnuts and grapes

This dish was new and exciting in several respects. First, it allowed us the opportunity to try out the Costco cookbook given to us by David’s mother (thanks Debbie!). Second, I was intrigued at the prospect of combining pork and grapes. Now we’ve had our share of pork + fruit combinations, but it had never…

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Pork tenderloin with caramelized pears and pear-brandy cream sauce

I’d forgotten that pears are a fall fruit, until I started noticing them cropping up at the supermarket. I remembered how delicious poached pears are, and wondered, given our experimentation with fruit + meat combinations in the summer, if it would similarly translate into a tasty meat combination. Thankfully, Epicurious provided several options involving pears…

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