Browned Butter Gnocchi with Broccoli and Almonds

Browned Butter Gnocchi Recipe with Broccoli and Almonds - Andrea Meyers

Michael and I have long had a fondness for gnocchi. I love the little dumplings and how good they taste with our homemade pesto and other Italian sauces. This recipe that I adapted from Cooking Light adds some broccoli and warm nutty flavor with browned butter. My boys are all broccoli addicts—not a bad thing—so… 

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Waldorf Brussels Sprout Salad

Waldorf Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I’ve been trying to get my guys interested in Brussels sprouts for several years, and I’ve prepared them many different ways, but this is the first recipe that finally got Michael on board with sprouts. It’s a Cooking Light riff on the traditional Waldorf salad with shredded Brussels sprouts, celery, apples, and nuts. The boys dove… 

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Persian Jeweled Rice, aka Wedding Rice (The Kids Cook Monday)

Persian Jeweled Rice Recipe (The Kids Cook Monday) - Andrea Meyers

Fragrant rice dishes are one of my favorite food memories from my time in the Middle East. Widely known as pilaf (aka polow, pilav, pilau, pulao, and other names), these rice dishes vary in texture and ingredients based on the country of origin. Pilafs may include spices, meat, nuts, dried fruits, and vegetables, and have… 

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Steamed Asparagus with Red Onions, Almonds, and Raisins

Andrea Meyers - Steamed Asparagus with Red Onions, Almonds, and Raisins

Last spring we planted an asparagus bed, and it has really taken off. At first we only saw small tips peeping up from the soil, then they shot up to tall spears almost overnight. Now the wispy fern sways in the breeze on long thin stems and will stay around for the summer. Asparagus needs… 

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Country Captain Chicken

Andrea Meyers - Country Captain Chicken

Country Captain sounds like such an unusual name for a chicken dish, but once I learned the origins it made sense. A “country captain” was a captain of native troops paid by England in the colonial days, and it’s very likely that this dish or something very similar was introduced to England by a native… 

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From the Pantry: Tamari Soy Sauce (Tamari Almonds)

Tamari Almonds - Andrea Meyers

My first experience in an Asian grocery store was on the island of Saipan back in 1989. I was still new to the small island and its mix of cultures, and Asian ingredients were not part of my vocabulary, so browsing through a bewildering array of soy sauces left my head spinning and I couldn’t… 

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Basler Brunsli Cookies

Basler Brunsli Cookies Recipe - Andrea Meyers

As soon as Thanksgiving is over we start decorating for Christmas and baking cookies. For us Black Friday is more about decorating and baking than shopping as we’ve often finished our Christmas shopping by then. This year we had family visiting so the decorating and baking was put off, but we are catching up. Two… 

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