Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream - Andrea Meyers

“I would have never guessed,” Michael said after sampling the custard for the Guinness chocolate ice cream. It wasn’t an ice cream flavor that immediately came to mind for me, either, but I wanted to make some easy and tasty treats for St. Patrick’s Day using Guinness, and the recipe jumped out at me from… 

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Chimichurri

Chimichurri - Andrea Meyers

My fondness for chimichurri started back in the early 90s when I was teaching in Colombia. There’s this great restaurant called Andres Carne de Res north of Bogota, and I remember having chimichurri with a steak there. First of all, the steak was one of the best I’d ever tasted (still), the stuffed grilled tomato… 

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Ho Chi Minh Chicken

Andrea Meyers - Ho Chi Minh Chicken

g This is my interpretation of a dish from Chef Charlie Ayers, who gained a reputation as the chef who fed Google. He won the job of Google’s corporate chef at a cook-off in 1999, and his cooking became famous for being innovative, healthy, and delicious. Now Chef Ayers consults with companies on restructuring food… 

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Roast Leg of Lamb with Cracked Peppercorns and Herbs

Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe with Cracked Peppercorns and Herbs - Andrea Meyers

Big cuts of meat scare me. No, I don’t have nightmares about them, but for years I have studiously avoided them because I hate to ruin a good piece of meat. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter were the only times of the year when I would break out a big roasting pan and tackle anything bigger… 

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Slow Cooker Four Bean Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Four Bean Baked Beans Recipe - Andrea Meyers

When I was growing up, baked beans were a delicious part of all our cook outs and potlucks. Cans of pork and beans were mixed with ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and onions, then baked in the oven. Sometimes strips of bacon were laid on top, creating a smoky aroma and flavor that reminds me… 

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Strawberry Cream Tart

Strawberry Cream Tart - Andrea Meyers

Yes, I’m on a strawberry kick. It’s too early for local strawberries, but the grocery stores are selling early berries from California, and when I walk into the store and see the lovely red berries on display I absolutely cannot resist. So yesterday I pulled out my tart pan and started working on this dessert…. 

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Strawberry Pie with Crumb Topping and Almond Whipped Cream

Strawberry Pie with Crumb Topping and Almond Whipped Cream - Andrea

May is only a few weeks away, the start of farmers market season, and I am very excited. Our new home is in an area with quite a few pick your own farms, farmers markets, and roadside stands, and we’re really looking forward to checking them out, especially with strawberry season looming. In the meantime,… 

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Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb Pie - Andrea Meyers

This is an old recipe that Michael’s mom has been making for years. The family loves rhubarb, but she is a bit superstitious about growing it. It takes a year to get it started, and she says that everytime she ever planted rhubarb they would have to move before she even got to harvest it!… 

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