Caroline Pierce

Caroline Pierce

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Slow Cook: Pastelón de Plátano Maduro

June 27, 2019
- Beef,

Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Cook Time: 3 hours and 15 minutes

Pastelón de plátano maduro is a popular dish in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and is composed of layers of sweet, mashed plantains and savory beef. Some people liken pastelon de platano maduro to Caribbean lasagna where the plantains take the place of the pasta. The finishing touch for all the delicious layers is a sprinkling of gooey, melted cheese. The..

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My Cook: Summer Berry Crumble

June 23, 2019

Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Cooking Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

When the weather starts to heat up, turning on your oven is the last thing you want to do. On the plus side, warm weather brings a bounty of fresh fruits and berries, which deserve to be savored. While we can always get on board with enjoying fresh berries as they are, sometimes you want to raise the bar a little bit. Luckily, Suvie is here to lend a helping hand...

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My Cook: Butterscotch Bars

June 19, 2019

Makes about 10 bars

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Cook Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes

These butterscotch bars are a textural and flavorful delight. A chewy base of oats, almonds, and brown sugar serves as the foundation for a gooey, thick layer of butterscotch, which supports a crunchy streusel topping. The signature flavor is courtesy of butterscotch chips, sweetened condensed milk, and a little butter quickly melted and mixed together in the..

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My Cook: Greek Orzo Salad with Halloumi and Chicken

June 11, 2019

Serves 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

We hope this summery recipe will transport you from your kitchen to the Greek isles. To take you on this culinary adventure we first cook orzo to al dente perfection and then mix in juicy cherry tomatoes, crunchy cucumber, briny halloumi, and herbaceous mint. Halloumi is a flavorful cheese, originally from Cyprus, but found today in cuisines across the Mediterranean, including..

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Slow Cook: Mujadara

May 29, 2019

 

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Cooking Time: 2 hours

Mujadara is an Iraqi recipe that dates back to the 13th century. This dish consists of lentils and rice flavored with a variety of different herbs and spices. We like to think that this recipe has lasted for as long as it has because it is highly flavored and incredibly delicious. Some recipes call for the finished dish to be topped with caramelized onions and tangy yogurt, which add..

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My Cook: Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

May 28, 2019

 

Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Cook Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes

Rhubarb has a short growing season that only lasts for a few months every spring. To celebrate the small window when this tangy, vibrant vegetable is available, we are cooking up a classic strawberry rhubarb crumble. The strawberries and rhubarb first get tossed together with sugar to soften and get juicy. The fruit and vegetable mixture then gets tossed with..

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My Cook: Chicken Grain Bowls with Miso-Tahini Dressing

May 22, 2019

Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Cook Time: 2 hours

Grain bowls are endlessly adaptable and modifiable and can be assembled with whatever ingredients you have on hand. We’re using quinoa, green beans, and a few leafy greens, but you can use practically any vegetable and starch combination. All the components are cooked separately and then united under a blanket of tangy and sweet miso-tahini dressing. You could easily buy your own dressing to..

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Slow Cook: Spicy Chickpeas with Chorizo

May 21, 2019
- Pork,

 

Serves 2

Prep Time:15 minutes

Total Cook Time: 5 hours, 45 minutes

This hearty, flavorful dish can easily be served as a main meal or as a side amongst other Spanish-style small plates. We love this dish for its variety of textures and flavors. The chorizo is broiled until crisp, then stirred together with flavorful harissa, hearty chickpeas, and tangy tomatoes. These elements then slow cook for 4 hours before getting topped with creamy..

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Slow Cook: Rice Pudding with Strawberries and Toasted Almond

May 18, 2019

Serves 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Cook Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Rice pudding is a dish found in myriad iterations all over the world. The premise is simple: rice cooked in liquid and sweetened. The natural starches in the rice thicken the liquid to create a rich pudding. While many rice pudding recipes are as simple as that, we wanted to bring a few extra ingredients to the table to really make this dish shine. In our recipe, we call for..

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My Cook: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

May 15, 2019

Serves: 6

Total prep time: 25 minutes

Total cook time: 3 hours 45 minutes

Ah, carrot cake. Is there any better way to consume vegetables than in a sweet, spicy and fragrant cake topped with tangy cream cheese frosting? I think not. This recipe brings together all of the elements that make carrot cake so wonderful without overwhelming your palate with spice. We wanted cinnamon and ginger, but only enough to complement the taste of the carrots..

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