Tagged ‘recipes’

  • Historic Boston Cookies

    I think it’s fair to say that I’m a pretty big chocolate chip fan. I put chocolate chips in my oatmeal, pancakes, and banana bread. Sometimes on really hard days when I have a bazillion things to do and I’m not particularly interested in doing any of them, I melt a mug full of chocolate chips in the microwave and dip fresh pineapple into its warm gooey goodness. So when I found the Gloria’s Beacon Hill Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe in Dede Wilson’s A Baker’s Field Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies collection of desirable treats, I pounced. This cookie has two wonderful things going for it: my obvious favorite treat of chocolate chips, and one of my favorite Boston neighborhoods, Beacon Hill.

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  • Introducing: BEST 100 JUICES FOR KIDS

    Best 100 Juices for Kids | Jessica Fisher | Striped Paper Juice Straws

    We are so excited to congratulate Jessica Fisher on her second HCP cookbook, Best 100 Juices for Kids, which published just this week! I fell in love with the plans for this title on my very first day here at the press. As a proud apple-juice-oholic, this book reaches deep into my childhood and reminds me of volleyball club, animal crackers, and Saturday morning cartoons.

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  • Introducing: MARINADES

    Yesterday, we proudly released Lucy Vaserfirer‘s brand new cookbook, Marinades! With 400 recipes to dress up everyday fare, you will never need to eat a dry or tasteless steak, pork chop, piece of fish–or most any meal for that matter–again.

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  • Alternative Party Desserts

    Everybody loves a party. But what’s a party without dessert?

    It’s not. It’s not a party at all. Parties must have dessert, be it brownies, cookies, cake, cupcakes, or something else sweet. My friends and I don’t mess around when it comes to planning a dessert menu. We always end up with more than enough, and everyone eats themselves sick on chocolatey brownies, gooey cookies, and decadent truffles (they’re so small and harmless…until you eat five of them).

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  • The College Student’s Guide to Make-Ahead Meals

    I may not have six children like Jessica Fisher… or any children at all for that matter… but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the wonderful harmony that my life is in when I am able to come home after a long day and do absolute minimal amounts of work to make dinner for myself. How? Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead & Freeze Cookbook. Get your cooking done for a MONTH with just a couple day’s of work. Jessica breaks down everything from grocery store shopping to making the meals to freezing them, so that you never have to rush to get a wholesome dinner on the table.

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  • Pasta Party

    I could live off of pasta. I don’t know how long eating only this delicious form of carbohydrates would keep me alive, but for that period of time, I would be one happy camper. My personal food pyramid is pretty much just that bottom tier, where all the breads, grains, cereals, and pastas go. That and coffee, wherever coffee fits in (where does it fit in?!).

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  • The Flavors of Spring Break

    My fellow collegiates– can you believe spring break is already here? It seems that just yesterday I was heading back to school after winter break, and now I am already returning home to sunny southern California! Most of us have worked very hard to keep up our bikini-ready figures for this week, but it is time to think about all of the foods we have to try while visiting different parts of the world. Not traveling this year? Make these dishes at home to give your taste buds a little flavor vacation!

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  • National Chili Day

    February may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still dealing with bitter cold temperatures up here in New England. You thought it was almost time to leave behind hot comfort foods like hearty soups, creamy mashed potatoes, and gooey mac and cheese? Think again.

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  • Soups for Spring

    Just when the weather had risen to a promising 45 degrees, it just had to dive bomb back down to 32. Being a southern California native, I have done everything in my power to keep the idea of mid-70s and sunshine on the front lines of my thoughts. However, in an attempt to embrace my northeastern surroundings, I have been dabbling in the world of soups and stews. One of my favorite things about them is that no matter the recipe, they are always so easy to put together. As long as you have a good broth, your pantry is your wonderland!

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  • Warming Up With Chana Masala

    After a week of Boston’s soul-shivering January weather, I was craving a meal that would put the spring back in my semester. Being half-Indian, curry is definitely one of my comfort foods. I’ve always enjoyed the savory taste of chana masala in Indian restaurants, but I’d never made it on my own before. I found this recipe in Michael Natkin’s Herbivoracious, and it stuck out to me because of its vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free nature. I have a dairy allergy that generally means cooking with substitutes, but this dish is perfectly dairy-allergy friendly as is. Plus, as a vegan dish, it was so packed with flavor that I didn’t even notice the lack of meat.

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  • Holiday Spirit(s)

    Happy Holidays! We are now two weeks into December, which means the season of holiday parties and family gatherings is approaching fast, if not already here for some of you. This time of year can be chaotic, but don’t fret! Whether you’re hosting the biggest bash of the year, or just want to relax by the fireplace, we’ve got you covered with a list of drinks that are sure to impress.

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  • Easy Weeknight Meals Between Holiday Dinners

    My family is all about food. My mom checks out a stack of cookbooks from the library almost every week  (and thanks to #BooksForCooks I have the perfect present for her). My thirteen- and fifteen-year-old brothers both voluntarily watch cooking shows and throw around phrases like braise and blanch when they make dinner for the family. The holidays only bring out their foodie tendencies further. Both my parents bake at least 15 varieties of Christmas cookies and make plates of them for all of our close family and friends. Their holiday parties and family dinners are a multi-course affair with all of the stops pulled out.

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