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Quick Sticky Buns
Posted on December 15th, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Breakfast « Featured Recipe « Miscellaneous « Recipes  |  Submit Comment
One of the recipes I made at Lake Austin Spa Resort this week was my Quick Sticky Buns and it was so popular that I thought I would share it here. AKA Biscuit Sticky Buns, it is based on my very quick and easy Cream Biscuits recipe. These are perfect for a Holiday Brunch, as well as a special treat any time of the day. Makes 18 Small Buns Ingredients: For the glaze 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4… more »


Roasted Red Pepper and Prosciutto Lasagna
Posted on December 14th, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Entrees « Featured Recipe « Recipes  |  Submit Comment
Wonton skins, which can be found in the frozen food section of your supermarket, cook up beautifully, just like fresh Italian pasta, and I see no reason not to stock them in your freezer at home and thaw them out whenever you want to make “homemade” ravioli or lasagna. Your family will think you are a culinary genius. Makes 4 servings Hands-on time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 55 minutes 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly… more »


Simple Boiled Rice
Posted on December 11th, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Featured Recipe « Recipes « Side Dishes  |  Submit Comment
Makes 4 to 6 servings Hands-on time: 3 minutes Total preparation time: 22 minutes Kosher salt 1 cup long grain white rice 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or to taste Freshly ground black pepper Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Gradually pour in the rice and return to a boil. Boil rapidly until the rice is tender, about 17 minutes. Drain the rice well and return it to the pot. Cook over low heat,… more »


Zucchini and Pasta Noodles with Garlicky Yogurt Sauce
Posted on November 13th, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 507 « Featured Recipe « Sara’s Weeknight Meals Season 5  |  Submit Comment
Serves 4 Hands-on-time: 15 minutes Total prep time:  30 minutes 4 cups baby zucchini 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Pinch of saffron 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 1/2 cups labneh 8 cups zucchini spiral noodles 4 cups cooked angel hair pasta 1/4 cup minced cilantro 1/4 cup minced mint 2 tablespoon lemon juice zest of 1 lemon 1 cup squash blossoms sliced thinly (only if they came with the baby zucchini) Salt to taste Cut the… more »


Mu Shu Vegetables with Pancakes
Posted on November 13th, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 507 « Featured Recipe « Sara’s Weeknight Meals Season 5  |  Submit Comment
Makes 4 Servings Hands-On Time: 30 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 35 Minutes Ingredients… 8 thin pancakes (see recipe below for Basic Crêpes) 4 medium scallions One 3-inch piece fresh ginger 3 garlic cloves 1/2 pound baby bok shoy (2 or 3) or napa cabbage (about 1/3 head) 1 medium red bell pepper 8 oz shitake mushrooms 2 T vegetable oil 2 large eggs Kosher salt 2 c bean sprouts ½ c unsalted roasted whole cashews 2 T sake, rice wine, more »


Kentucky Lemonade
Posted on November 13th, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 507 « Featured Recipe « Sara’s Weeknight Meals Season 5  |  Submit Comment
Hands-on-time:  10 minutes Total prep time:  55 minutes There are two secrets to making great lemonade: Secret #1 – Roast your lemons. Secret #2 – Bourbon. Fortunately, this recipe incorporates both those tips to deliver one of the greatest summer taste sensations of them all: Kentucky Lemonade. You can use any bourbon you want, or no bourbon at all, but if you choose to go bourbon-less (why? WHY?!?) just leave it out. There’s no need to make any other changes… more »


Red Wine Braised Beef Brisket with Flying Disks
Posted on November 10th, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 409 « Featured Recipe « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 4  |  Submit Comment
My husband Bill has been telling me about his aunt Rifka and her asbestos hands for as long as we’ve known each other. He claims there was no pot so hot she couldn’t pick it up barehanded. (This amazing ability seems just slightly less amazing to me since I went to cooking school and developed some heat resistance of my own.) He also used to brag about his aunt’s delicious flying discs. I always wondered just what the heck they… more »


Smoked Salmon and Salmon Roe on Crispy Potato Pancakes
Posted on November 8th, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Featured Recipe « Hors d'Oeuvres « Recipes  |  2 Comments
I often make these appetizer latkes from Sara Moulton Cooks at Home… for special occasions when it’s just the four of us at home, because you can dress them up or down. Sam leaves the salmon and caviar alone in favor of the unadorned potato pancakes. Ruth also favors the pancakes but adds a shmeer of sour cream to hers. Bill and I load them up with the works. Assuming you also want the works, you’ll appreciate the way that more »


Baby Egg Rolls with Soy Dipping Sauce
Posted on November 6th, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 506 « Featured Recipe « Sara’s Weeknight Meals Season 5  |  Submit Comment
For the Egg Rolls: 1/4 cup olive oil One 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 garlic clove, minced One 1/2-pound boneless pork chop, cut into thin strips 2 scallions, white and 1 inch of the green parts, thinly sliced 1 carrot, julienned 1 large red bell pepper, julienned 1 cup thinly sliced napa cabbage 1/4 cup homemade chicken broth 2 tablespoons soy sauce 30 square wonton wrappers* For the Soy Dipping Sauce: …6 tablespoons soy sauce 1/4 cup more »


Chinese-Burmese Chili Chicken
Posted on November 6th, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 506 « Featured Recipe « Sara’s Weeknight Meals Season 5  |  Submit Comment
Serves 3 as a main dish with rice, or 4 as part of a multi-course meal Ingredients… 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thigh or breast, cut crosswise into ½-inch-thick large slices 2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 small yellow onion, quartered and cut into 3/4-inch chunks 2 teaspoons minced ginger 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 medium red bell pepper, more »


Creamed Corn
Posted on September 30th, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Featured Recipe « First Courses « Recipes « Side Dishes  |  Submit Comment
You can make creamed corn without cream and still get just what you want from the dish: the texture of cream and the flavor of corn. In fact, creamed corn without cream is a distinct improvement on creamed corn with cream. Relying on the corn’s own starch for thickening guarantees that the dish will be plenty creamy. And without cream to mask the flavor, the dish tastes much more like the essence of corn. (And that’s not even to mention… more »


Tomato Gratin
Posted on September 23rd, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Entrees « Featured Recipe « Recipes  |  Submit Comment
This dish tastes best when the tomato season is at its height. As with almost any recipe featuring tomatoes, I pre-salt them to remove their excess liquid and concentrate their flavor. You can top them off with any kind of cracker—even plain old bread crumbs would be fine—but I like using Ritz crackers because their buttery taste reminds me of my grandmother Ruth Moulton. This is the kind of dish she would have served. Makes 6 to 8 servings Hands-on… more »


Sautéed Falafel
Posted on September 9th, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Entrees « Featured Recipe « Recipes  |  Submit Comment
Falafel are a favorite of connoisseurs of street food from Jerusalem to New York City.  Made with ground dried chickpeas or fava beans, they’re hot, peppery, meaty, inexpensive, and satisfying – a handy little meal in a pita pocket.  Given that we’re starting with canned beans instead of dried beans and that we sauté the falafel rather than deep-fry it, this version is both quicker to make and less caloric than the standard recipe…but no less lovable. Makes 4 servings… more »


Grilled Shiitake, Sweet Potato, and Eggplant Kebobs
Posted on September 2nd, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Entrees « Featured Recipe « Recipes  |  Submit Comment
Shiitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and eggplant are all very “meaty” vegetables. Similarly there’s a creaminess to Sesame Miso Sauce, although it contains no cream. Put them together and you’ve got a very filling dish. Tasty too, of course. Grilling these vegetables as kabobs brings out their natural sugars. (You can broil them if you don’t have a grill or grill pan.) Makes 4 servings Hands-on time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 50 minutes including marinating time 1/2 cup soy sauce… more »


Asian Green Beans and Pork
Posted on August 26th, 2015 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Entrees « Featured Recipe « Recipes  |  Submit Comment
I have always loved the original version of this Chinese dish when I was served it. The only trouble is that the green beans are usually wok-fried in lots of oil. I wanted to lighten it up a bit so I figured out a way to crisp the beans without the fat–by broiling them. Makes 4 servings Hands-on time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 25 minutes 1 pound lean ground pork, beef, or turkey 6 tablespoons soy sauce 1/4 cup… more »