Pork Ragu with Polenta | tamingofthespoon.com

Pork Ragu with Easy Microwave Polenta

Yes, you read that right. Polenta - from the microwave. It's one of the best cooking tricks I have ever discovered. I love polenta but haven't always had great luck making it. The consistency was never quite right - it would get too thick too soon before the polenta was fully cooked through. This recipe changed my luck - this polenta is soft and …
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Lemon Panna Cotta with Meyer Lemon Marmalade

This recipe combines two of my current fascinations - meyer lemons and panna cotta. I tried panna cotta for the first time a few weeks ago and was surprised by how much I liked it. Then, I started looking around for recipes and discovered how easy it is to make. And now, I am totally hooked. Panna cotta has the creamy consistency of custard without …
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Spaghetti Carbonara with Crab and Meyer Lemon | tamingofthespoon.com

Spaghetti Carbonara with Crab and Meyer Lemon

I used to think that there wasn't anything you could do to improve upon spaghetti carbonara. It was already so perfect -  a creamy sauce of pancetta, Parmesan, and silky eggs that gently coated each spaghetti noodle. How could you possibly make that any better? With the discovery of this recipe, I found my answer - add crab and Meyer lemons. That's …
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Lemon Souffle Pancakes | tamingofthespoon.com

Lemon Soufflé Pancakes

We went to London for a family vacation last week and had a blast. We did the typical touristy things like visiting the Tower of London, Harrods and Buckingham Palace but my favorite destination (by far) was Borough Market. It is a food lovers dream! Fresh produce, handmade pasta, amazing breads, charcuterie, cheeses, gourmet chocolates, prepared …
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Vietnamese Iced Coffee

I know it seems crazy to talk about iced coffee when we're about to have another cold front blow through. But this isn't just any iced coffee, it's authentic Vietnamese iced coffee - it's strong but sweet and creamy at the same time. I'm willing to don an extra sweater and turn up the heat to enjoy it. Besides, I really needed it this week for all …
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Mu Shu Chicken | tamingofthespoon.com

Quick and Easy Mu Shu Chicken

It's dreary outside. Let's eat something colorful. Like this quick and easy mu shu chicken. It has everything you need for a complete nutritious meal - sautéed vegetables, scrambled eggs, shredded chicken, and a yummy hoisin sauce to tie it all together. The fact that it comes together so quickly will have you smiling in no time. The best …
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