Author Archives: serenpoly

Grandma’s Brownies Recreated (as close as I’ve come yet)

These are the current closest version to my grandmother’s brownies.  (See the About section for why I’ve tried to recreate them.) Grandma didn’t add the espresso powder; I doubt she even knew such a thing existed.  (I certainly didn’t, then.) … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with Browned Butter and Caramelized Onions

I love to cook on week-ends, usually some sort of brunch. This may have to do with my having had to be at work at 0-dark-30 during the week for years (I left home between 3:00 and 4:00 am), or … Continue reading

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End-of-Summer American Southwest ‘Ratatouille’

Serves 6 – 8 I’m not a vegetarian, nor do I play one on TV, but sometimes I cook like one. This is the recipe for my end-of-summer casserole, product of discussion between me and some of my internet acquaintances.  It’s … Continue reading

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