Loaves & Dishes
By Jennie Geisler Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘Asian recipes’
Posted: June 18th, 2013

The June issue of Food Network Magazine yielded this treasure.

The June issue of Food Network Magazine yielded this treasure.

I haven’t cooked in a few days due to a heavy schedule of extra-curriculars, and I can’t face another dinner of leftovers/cold cereal/frozen pizza/restaurant.
Because I’m cooking for my column tomorrow, I was just sifting through books, magazines and e-mails for contenders.
The recipe-choosing process for my printed Loaves & Dishes column can take a while. The dishes have to be appealing, fresh and interesting, but not terribly exotic, expensive or overly time consuming. It can’t be horrible in the nutrition department, and when possible needs to incorporate timely ingredients, meaning in the growing season and/or holiday categories. It also needs to be photogenic.
Deep breath.
My criteria for blog posts, though, is much more flexible: If I want to make it, it qualifies. Sometimes I’m able to make them immediately, other times they fall into my rainy day pile.
Cold Peanut-Sesame Noodles escaped the arduous L&D process to find life here as a simple, summer weeknight dish. In fact, I want to make it tonight, so it more than qualifies.

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Posted: January 11th, 2013

Slow Cooker, pork shoulder, Asian sweet and spicy ... what could possibly go wrong?

Slow Cooker, pork shoulder, Asian sweet and spicy … what could possibly go wrong?

My weekend starts in T – 2 hours, 2 minutes.
I love weekends. Maybe this goes without saying, but I don’t just love them for their worklessness. I really work as much on Saturdays and Sundays as I do during the week, just on different stuff.
The real reason I love weekends is that I have time to make yummy food. I can choose recipes and go to the grocery store in the morning, do a little laundry, a household repair or two, and then get out in the kitchen at last where I can take my time, when no one is whining about being starved, and we’re not bumping up against anyone’s bedtime.
It doesn’t have to be a complicated recipe. Just something that has some depth to it. Something worth looking forward to. Something new.
I usually collect recipes I like throughout the week online, in magazines, cookbooks, etc. I make a pile and decide whether to use them in the paper, in the blog, or just for home.
Slow-Cooker Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork Shoulder from www.RealSimple.com is coming home with me tonight, to make its appearance (she said hopefully) Sunday night.

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