December 24th, 2012

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

Saturday was chilly and windy – a perfect day to braise. There is nothing like coming in from the cold to a house smelling of meat, carrots and onions. I was inspired by a dish I had at Highland Kitchen just a few weeks ago, so I made my favorite short rib recipe and decided to pair with gnocchi. The gnocchi recipe is from Cook’s Illustrated and it’s complicated and time consuming. I thought the gnocchi was delicious. They were light, fluffy, tender and flavorful, but still not worth the time, energy and mess I had created. I think I’ll stick to getting them from Capone’s, but if you feel like a embarking on a small culinary project, here’s the recipe. Enjoy!


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White Trash Toffee

Sorry for the awful name – I assume it refers to the use of saltine crackers in the recipe. But, regardless of what it’s called, it’s a simple, quick and easy recipe that results in a highly addictive treat. I watched one of Steve’s friends sit next to the bowl and eat 6 pieces in a row. The recipe calls for nuts, but I used crushed candy cane for a festive holiday spin. Enjoy!


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