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blancdeblanc


blancdeblanc
 
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Kirkland, Washington, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
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Feb. 24, 2010 10:50 am 
Updated: Feb. 25, 2010 7:36 am
I belong to a Dinner Club.  3 couples, one dinner a month, anything goes.  This time, dinner was at Julia’s. I love dinner at Julia’s.  She’s one of those amazing women who has wonderful style, is impeccably organized, and entertains effortlessly.  I learn something about… MORE
Cucumber boat with olives
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Hummus and pita chips
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Souvlaki ready for the grill
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Greek Salad, Taboulli, Roasted Peppers
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Greek feast
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English Muffins
Ricotta tart and baklava
Hummus and pita chips
About this Cook
I recently returned to work full time and -- life's gotten pretty hectic. I have 2 really busy (and really hungry) teenage girls, a very active husband and an old yellow lab who really misses having me around the house. I love to cook and feel that sitting down to a meal with the family is really important. Unfortunately, I don't have the time or, frankly, the energy, to put a lot of work into meals every night. I'm determined to figure out how to get a delicious and healthy family dinner on the table with a minimum of fuss. As I figure it out, I'll post on my blog.
My favorite things to cook
I went to culinary school, taught cooking classes and read cookbooks for entertainment. Do we eat a gourmet meal every night? No way. Weeknight meals are quick and easy and, usually, nutritious. Weekends are when I have fun with my food. My weekend favorites: anything Greek, anything Italian, breads, soups and braises. I like trying new foods and techniques and love to have dinner parties.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Dolmathes (Greek rolled grape leaves) for birthdays, gnocci for Christmas Eve, pitzelle cookies with my Italian pitzelle iron, jack-o-lantern cake for Halloween and avgolemono soup for whoever is in need of comfort.
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Grilled Chicken Thighs Tandoori
We loved this recipe. Served with fresh peach and cilantro chutney, cucumber raiita, brown basmati rice, and tomato, cucumber, pepper, and cumin salad.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2011
Lamb and Winter Vegetable Stew
Just delish! I can't wait to make it again.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2010
All American Apple Pie
Wow. I really didn't think that a press-in-pan crust would turn out so delicious. The pie was very easy to put together and so yummy. Can't wait to make it again!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2010
 
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