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Today, we plate up some pasta and discuss sauces sans tomatoes. Molly fixates on spelunking while Matthew’s cookbook collection comes under fire. It’s Loren vs. Bastianich so cast your votes, boil some water and sauce it up. spilledmilkpodcast.com
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This American Life – Episode 520: “No Place like Home”
“Pot on the Fire” by John Thorne
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Marcella Hazan’s Braised Celery from Food52
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*Matthew’s Note: This is an approximate recipe. Note that cookies look way underbaked when done, and you shouldn’t put white chocolate in anything.
Easy Oatmeal Cookies – source unknown
1 cup (8 oz) butter, softened
1 cup (7 oz) sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup (5 oz) flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 cups (7 oz) rolled oats
Preheat oven to 350. Using a large spoon or spatula, blend butter,
sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl until well mixed. Stir in flour,
baking soda, and salt; mix thoroughly. Stir in oats.
Form dough into small balls, about one inch diameter, and place two
inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten balls slightly with
fingers (dampen fingers with cold water if dough is sticking). Bake
for 10-12 minutes until the edges are light brown. Cool on the baking
sheet for 1-2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
Note: I used old fashioned rolled oats; some recipes call for
quick-cooking. I think any kind of rolled oats would work.
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