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Stuffing with Apples, Sausage and Fennel

Our Stuffing with Apples, Sausage and Fennel is so good, we make it for Thanksgiving every year. Like a savory bread pudding, it’s moist and flavorful in the middle, with crispy brown sides and top. The flavor combination of rich breakfast sausages, sweet apples and fennel make this the Thanksgiving side dish we just can’t do without. 

Perfect Classic Glazed Meatloaf

Classic doesn’t have to mean boring. Perfect meatloaf should be tender, juicy and packed with savory flavor. Extra points if it’s brushed with a sweet/tart glaze. This is a dish that’s equally adept at making your kids jump for joy as your (adult) dinner guests.  

Red Curry Chicken Meatballs

This Thai-influenced dish delivers big flavor for very little work. Tender oven-baked chicken or turkey meatballs, simmered in a delicious coconut milk-based red curry sauce. Packed with ginger and garlic and showered with fresh herbs, this is a crowd pleaser.

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Cheese and Blueberry Blintzes with Blueberry Preserves Syrup

Cheese and Blueberry Blintzes with Blueberry Preserves Syrup

Cheese and Blueberry Blintzes with Blueberry Preserves Syrup

Sweet, fruity, cheesy blintzes are a great Mother’s Day treat for the Mom in your life. But let’s face it, they’re equally awesome as a weekend splurge you can make for yourself!

Breakfasts at the Nerds household are probably a lot like breakfasts at your house. During the week, we never have time to indulge in anything luxurious – it’s grab-a-slice-of-toast, open-a-yogurt, pour-a-quick-coffee time. So the weekend is when we really get to enjoy ourselves. And when it’s a special weekend like Mother’s Day, we really feel like going for the luxury option. These blintzes … well, let’s just say, if they were on the breakfast-in-bed menu at a classy hotel, I would not look at anything else. No, not the pancakes. No, not the eggs benedict. Well, maybe the eggs benedict, but I’d ALSO order a round of these blintzes. But here’s the thing – I’ve never seen them on a hotel menu, and maybe I’m going to the wrong hotels. but that’s all by-the-by because I’m making them at home now. And yes, they are as good as they look.

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Potato, Spinach and Cheese Frittata

Potato, Spinach and Cheese Frittata

You know those times when you look in the fridge and think, "meh". You might have a little bit of this and a little leftover that but seemingly not enough of any one thing to actually make something? Well, that's me about 75% of the time. While I definitely get...

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Nerds with Knives: Year One!

Nerds with Knives: Year One!

  Well, well, well. And they* said it wouldn't last. (*Me, I said that. It was me.) I'm so very happy to be wrong! It's been a full year of Nerds with Knives (actually a bit more than a year but what is this "time" concept anyway, and why are such slaves to...

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Roasted Sunchokes with Garlic and Herbs (Jerusalem Artichokes)

Roasted Sunchokes with Garlic and Herbs (Jerusalem Artichokes)

Roasted sunchokes (also called Jerusalem Artichokes) make a fantastic side dish. They're creamy on the inside with crispy edges and a mild, nutty flavor. They also happen to be packed with vitamins. A couple of weeks ago, Matt's sister Hayli got us tickets to see Asaf...

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Sea Salt, Oatmeal and White Chocolate Cookies

Sea Salt, Oatmeal and White Chocolate Cookies

I don't remember having cookies when I was growing up in Britain in the 1970s. I don't mean to say that they didn't exist; in all probability they were around, but in the country's crowded biscuit industry, with its Bourbons, its  Garibaldis, and Custard Creams, its...

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Classic Tomato Soup

Classic Tomato Soup

Recently I had one of those nights when I came home late and exhausted and all I wanted to do was flop down on the couch and watch something fun on TV (current obsessions: House of Cards, True Detective, Ripper Street, The Americans and don't even call me on Sunday...

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Bread.

Bread.

  The first thing that every schoolchild learns about King Alfred is that he burned some loaves. The history books clearly could not come to an agreement on what Alfred actually looked like, but they all agreed that he was a big old loaf-burner. [gallery columns="4"...

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Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Yes, these chocolate truffles are decadent and luxurious but they’re also dead simple to put together and they make an impressive dessert for a group or an intimate dinner for two.

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Noodles With Ginger, Pork (or turkey) and Bok Choy

Noodles With Ginger, Pork (or turkey) and Bok Choy

Okay, as those of you who live on the east coast of the U.S. know, winter has decided to be extremely, um... generous with us lately. In fact, we are pretty much being bent over it's knee and spanked like a naughty toddler. We still have a foot of snow on the ground...

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