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Sep 5, 2011 07:43 AM

Recipes from Smitten Kitchen blog.....what are your favorites??

Hi. Every few months I get really inspired and tell myself that I am going to try at least one new recipe a week. I managed to do this for a few months after the new year and then it fizzled out. So, I would like to try again, with Smitten Kitchen as my jumping off point. I love reading her blog, but have NEVER tried a recipe!! So, can anyone point me to their tried and true recipes from her? Otherwise I might just have to pick at random. Thanks!!

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  1. The most recent mac and cheese is great! I made the newest pasta sauce last night and I loved it. I am blanking on about a million others.

    The best part of Smitten Kitchen is that all the recipes are HER tried and true dishes...If you like the ingredients, you will likely like the recipe.

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    1. re: Becca Porter

      SK adapts recipes from her fav cooks & cookbooks, food magazines and various food articles while also sharing family recipes and some of her own originals she's worked through. Her first self-titled cookbook is coming out soon and I'll be very interested in what her original inspirations are plus I recently noted SK has begun a blog within a blog about baby food prep and kid-friendly fare.

      One of my fav SK recipes is this candy:

      and this MS adapted pumpkin swirl brownies:

    2. Love the Blueberry Crumb Bars and the Bondie recipe. But any of her recipes are great!

      1. I first found this in Gourmet, but since she posted in on her site, I'll include it here: walnut cake. It's fantastic. I don't add the jam or whipped cream.

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        1. re: emily

          Oh! I LOVED this, and I did use the jam and whipped cream.... Thanks for reminding me.

          1. re: Becca Porter

            The walnut cake works really nicely with toasted, chopped hazelnuts too. A peach or apricot topping is my fav and I have yet to use the whipped cream.

          2. re: emily

            wow, that looks really good and really easy. that's what i like.
            i also like the feature she has where just above the recipe is listed what recipes were on the site one, two, or three years ago. that's a good reminder of how many different and interesting recipes she has.

            1. re: emily

              A few more recipes we've really enjoyed:
              Mom's Apple Cake
              German Sunken Apple and Honey Cake
              Brown Butter Krispie Treats
              Broccoli Slaw

            2. Everything I've tried from her blog has turned out well. Here are a few personal favorites:

              Potato Pancakes, even better:

              Sweet Corn Spoonbread:

              Jacked-Up Banana Bread:

              Chili and Biscuits: (I will admit, I left out the carrots


              Vanilla Roasted Pears:

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              1. re: ForFoodsSake

                Deb's Vanilla Roasted Pears adaptation is in my rotation at least once a week. It's such a delicious way to enjoy Bosc pears especially.

              2. I love the Chicken and Dumplings recipe:

                Pumpkin Bread Pudding is awesome, too: