Monthly Archives: April 2011

Roasted Pears with Gorgonzola

  Ready to Enjoy We’re continuing a string of riffing off of Ina Garten recipes.  This classy little lunch is something we saw her make on TV, but it’s in her book “Back to Basics” as well.  We had that … Continue reading

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Lobster and Risotto Dinner for Two

  Lobster, Risotto, Broccoli, and Sea Smoke The Rocket Scientist is currently traveling every other week for work, so we make sure that the night before she leaves, we make (or go get) a really nice meal and have a … Continue reading

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Ten Wines Under $15

When people ask me how much to spend on a bottle of wine, my common mantra is first “What you’re comfortable spending,” and second, “You don’t need to spend a hundred bucks to get a good bottle of wine.  You … Continue reading

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(Not Rocket Science) Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

  All That Was Left I’ll tell you right now, the reason there is a picture of four cookies on a small plate instead of a pile on a large platter is because I wasn’t quick enough with the camera, … Continue reading

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Getting (Wood-) Fired Up

 Simply put, my friend Peter Taylor makes the best pizza I’ve ever had.   We started eating at his Wood-Fired Pizza and Wine Bar right after he opened in 2009, and have been regulars ever since.  Wood-Fired offers world-class pie and … Continue reading

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Coq Au Vin

For dinner before the first episode of Game of Thrones, I wanted something nice that didn’t involve too much work, since The Rocket Scientist would be doing most, if not all, of the work.  We settled on an easy version … Continue reading

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Lunch of Thrones

As I’ve previously mentioned, there’s a fair amount of nerd culture in our house.  Few events have been as anxiously anticipated as the premiere of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”  The books are the best of the fantasy genre, and with … Continue reading

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