Category Archives: Dare Wenzler

Baked Chicken When It’s Too Hot to Bake

One of my favorite homey dinner standbys is baked chicken (bone-in chicken parts).  The recipe is so easy, I’m almost too embarrassed to publish it (but not quite 😉 ) You can prepare the chicken a number of different ways – … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Stone Fruit Sangria

If you live or work on Capitol Hill, you owe it to yourself to pay a visit to our newest neighborhood farmer’s market , “Fresh Tuesdays”,  located at Eastern Market under the outdoor farmers’ line awning.  It comes at precisely the right … Continue reading

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How First Vine Beats the Heat

Dang, it’s hot. The weather is supposed to break tonight, but you may not last that long without something tall, cool and refreshing.  So, quickly – run to Harris Teeter right now, pick up a watermelon and stick it in … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Markets & A Fresh Fruit Dessert for Summer

When you send out a weekly communication that includes a recipe year after year, as Tom and I have done, at a certain point you worry about running out of recipes.  So we have no qualms about hitting anyone and everyone up … Continue reading

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Secret Ingredient: Smoked Spanish Paprika

Smoked Paprika (pimenton), made in Spain from smoked, ground pimento peppers can be found in varying intensities from sweet and mild (dulce) bittersweet medium hot (agridulce) and hot (picante). Smoked Spanish paprika is nothing like the relatively bland traditional Hungarian paprika you get … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Green Beans du Cesario

For a few years in the 90s I had the opportunity to live in Paris.  I lived in the 13th Arrondisement in the animated but not very fashionable Quartier de la Gare and rented a big beautiful apartment in a Belle … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Something Different for Asparagus

I know, I know …  “it’s spring and that means asparagus season! ”  (**yawn** and – may as well say it –  duh).  But since it’s on special this week at Harris Teeter for $3.79/pound (and looking GREAT from what I … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Vidalia Onions

Forget cherry blossoms, tulips, easter bunnies and all the other hackneyed harbingers of Spring.  For me, spring means one thing and one thing only. It’s onion season!  $10 will buy you 10 pounds of sweet Vidalia onions at Safeway this week!  … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Homemade Sloppy Joes

One of the big kicks I’ve gotten out of being a mom is resurrecting favorite kid foods by making them from scratch.  My latest experiment was homemade sloppy joes; they were a huge hit with the family and were head and shoulders above … Continue reading

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In Season/On Special: Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Although they always look elaborate and showy, one of the easiest entrees to prepare is some type of roast – be it beef, lamb or pork.  Right now, Safeway has pork tenderloin on special for $3.99/pound (which will save you … Continue reading

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