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Sticky Gochujang-Honey Chicken

What happens when you marinate chicken in gochujang (spicy Korean chili paste), honey, ginger and garlic? Deliciousness, that’s what. Sticky Gochujang-Honey Chicken is our newest weeknight favorite: a little sweet, a lot spicy and just plain tasty. 

Holiday Recipe Roundup 2019

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without egg nog, baked brie, roast pork, and all the favorite dishes we’ve collected in this recipe roundup! 

Chocolate Frangelico Mousse — a Christmas Peek from Cork and Knife

Chocolate frangelico mousse is our favorite way to treat our holiday dinner party guests. Light, fluffy chocolate mousse, flavored with nutty Frangelico liquor, and topped with whipped cream, toasted hazelnuts and chocolate flakes? It must be Christmas. 

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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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That’ll do, hen.

That’ll do, hen.

It's been an exciting sort of week in the world of chickens around these parts. First, we started getting eggs last weekend. I might have mentioned in our first chicken post that we weren't exactly sure how old our hens were, but breath was baited, fingers were...

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Aw, nuts.

Aw, nuts.

I like to tell people that growing up in England, and particularly in the Garden of England™ that is the Kent countryside, you naturally absorb, as if by osmosis, an understanding of the ways of nature. You find yourself in easy harmony with the plants, and the...

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Farro Salad with Roasted Grapes and Baby Kale

Farro Salad with Roasted Grapes and Baby Kale

  A long, long time ago, on my first "grown-up" trip, I was at a tiny little restaurant in Florence, Italy, when a waiter asked me if I was a fan of "Farrah". "Um, huh?" I asked, eloquent as always. "Farrah, you like?". "She's... ok, I guess". I was very confused as...

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Concord Grape Gimlet

Concord Grape Gimlet

We were at the Cold Spring Market last weekend and one stall was totally buzzing. Literally. Like, full of bees. Of course I sent Matt over to check it out (I've mentioned before that if there is a stinging insect in a 5 mile radius, it will get me). It was concord...

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Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Garlic

Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Garlic

Cork and Knife Our new cookbook is out very soon — and its focus is one of our favorite ingredients: booze! We show you how to use the cooking properties of beer, wine, bourbon and more to make your dishes pop! If you're looking for a quick,...

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Butterscotch Pudding: A Love Story

Butterscotch Pudding: A Love Story

This post is kind of dedicated to two people, and the first one is me. At the age of, oh, about 12, I don’t think there was a single thing in the world – except perhaps, mashed potatoes – that I loved with all my heart more than butterscotch flavored Angel Delight....

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Crispy Shrimp Cakes – Thai Style

Crispy Shrimp Cakes – Thai Style

We made these again and finally took pictures so I'm re-posting. I also changed the recipe a little, adding a bit of cornstarch to the batter and reducing the panko.  I used to make a similar kind of cake with salmon which was delicious but a little trickier to...

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Pickled Cucumber and Avocado Salad

Pickled Cucumber and Avocado Salad

I've already admitted that I've become obsessed with cucumbers since discovering my dog loves them so much. I love them in cocktails, dipped in Feta-Yogurt Sauce, even just plain. But lightly pickled with rice vinegar and sesame oil is my all time favorite. This...

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Vietnamese-Style Dipping Sauce

Vietnamese-Style Dipping Sauce

I'm not sure what it is about fish sauce but it's kind of like flavored crack to me. It's salty and fermented and shouldn't be addictive but I'd sneak this sauce into rehab and drink it in the bathroom if I had to. What? Stop looking at me like that. [It's worth...

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