15Mar, 2012

Episode 60: Steak

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Do you fantasize about flanks and skirts and pan sauces mounted with butter? That makes three of us. This week on Spilled Milk, we’re making our dreams come true in broad daylight, at lunchtime, as we cook and share tips for two of our favorite steaks: the skirt and the ribeye (sorry, flank […]

1Mar, 2012

Episode 59: Pancakes

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Molly and Matthew are trapped in the kitchen cooking pancakes while you’ve already started eating breakfast. Join us for another syrup-drenched episode; just don’t call us Short Stack. Recipes: Buttermilk pancakes; cornmeal pancakes. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

Cook’s Illustrated Buttermilk pancakes

For Matthew’s cornmeal pancakes, follow the recipe for buttermilk pancakes but replace about half the flour with stone-ground […]

16Feb, 2012

Episode 58: French Toast

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Stale bread + nostalgia = French toast. Molly and Matthew dredge up hazy, eggy memories; then it’s a present-day smackdown between Molly’s artisan approach and Matthew’s diner-style delights. Recipe: French toast x2. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com


Matthew’s version of Cook’s Illustrated’s French Toast

From “_A Homemade Life_”:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1416551069/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=spilledmilkpodcast-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1416551069

_Look for bread with a soft, light crumb, and not too […]

5Jan, 2012

Episode 55: Broccoli

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Notes from a broccoli bender: Cruciferous, by Calvin Klein. Dinosaur Trees. The case of Florets v. Stalks. Recipe: Roasted Broccoli and Shrimp. Note: Mildly NSFW. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

Clark’s Roasted Broccoli and Shrimp
, via The Wednesday Chef:

22Dec, 2011

Ladurée Hot Chocolate and Matthew’s Hot Cocoa (recipes from Episode 54)

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“LADUREE HOT CHOCOLATE”:http://orangette.blogspot.com/2008/01/from-this-day-forth.html, via Orangette


_We recommend a high-fat, natural (not Dutch-processed) cocoa powder such as Penzey’s or Scharffen-Berger._

2 tablespoons natural cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar
6 to 8 ounces whole milk, heated to just bubbling on the stove or in the microwave

Stir together the cocoa powder and sugar in a mug. Add a splash of […]

28Nov, 2011

Episode 52: Apples

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Hey there, Honeycrisp. You can be our Aunt Rachel anytime. Join us as we get down to the core of our state fruit. Recipe: Whole Wheat Apple Cake. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

Whole Wheat Apple Cake from The Wednesday Chef:

10Nov, 2011

Banh Mi (Recipe from Episode 51)

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Adapted from Andrea Nguyen

Please refer first to Andrea Nguyen’s Master Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe. The only thing we’ve done differently is substitute nuoc cham for the Maggi/soy sauce.

1 Vietnamese baguette, supermarket demi-baguette, or 7-inch length of light, not-too-chewy baguette
Flavorful meat or tofu of any kind
Nuoc cham (see Andrea Nguyen’s recipe)
Long English or […]

29Sep, 2011

Som Tam (green papaya salad) and Larb Gai (Thai chicken salad) (recipes from episode 48)

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For the salad:
1/2 green papaya
3 long beans, cut on the bias into 2-inch lengths
2 scallions, white parts only, sliced very thinly
1 bird’s eye or Thai chili, some seeds removed, sliced very thinly
10 cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)
2 Tbsp. salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

For the dressing:
2 Tbsp. Thai fish sauce
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. palm […]

15Sep, 2011

Episode 47: Lettuce

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Oh NOOOOOOOOO! There’s a severed head in the crisper drawer! Either we’ve been sampling from Molly’s adolescent-era stash of Stephen King novels, or this week’s topic is lettuce. Tune in to find out. Recipe: Stir-Fried Chicken in Lettuce Cups. www.spilledmilkpodcast.com

Stir-fried Chicken in Lettuce Cups from Rasa Malaysia:

21Jul, 2011

Rosemary Lemonade; Egg Cream (Recipes from Episode 43)

By |July 21st, 2011|Recipe|2 Comments

Adapted from “Ciao Thyme Catering”:http://www.ciaothyme.com/index.php

For rosemary syrup:
2 cups water
1 cup granulated sugar
Leaves from 6 (6-inch) sprigs fresh rosemary, stems discarded

To assemble:
1 batch rosemary syrup (about 1.5 cups)
1 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups ice cubes
4 cups sparkling water, plus more to taste
Vodka (optional)

To make syrup:

In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring to […]