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Day 8: A Sophisticated Quinoa Salad

Today’s recipe, Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad with Pistachios, was made by Kristin van Ogtrop, Real Simple’s managing editor. I eagerly signed up to make Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad with Pistachios, because I would like my family to start eating more vegetarian meals.  As it turns out, I am alone in that desire.  But more on that in a […]

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Day 7: Simple Steak and Potatoes

Today’s recipe, Steak with Cognac Sauce and Salad, was prepared by Maggie Shi, deputy editor for RealSimple.com.  I chose this Steak with Cognac Sauce and Salad recipe because I had an open bottle of cognac that’s been sitting around in my apartment forever—leftovers from some other long-ago-attempted recipe, no doubt. I also don’t make steak very often—and almost never cook […]

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Day 6: An Elegant (Yet Easy) Chicken Dinner

Today’s recipe, Chicken with Wild Rice and Grapes, was prepared by Tanya Christian, one of Real Simple’s editorial assistants. Several years ago I made the decision to cut beef and pork out of my diet entirely. It was a New Year’s Resolution challenge that turned into a lifestyle change. Because I was never a huge fan of fish, my meat […]

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Day 5: The Perfect Fall Pasta Dish

Today’s recipe, Tortellini with Butternut Squash, Mushrooms, and Fontina, was prepared by Kristin Appenbrink, RealSimple.com’s associate editor. Like Elinor (and many of our other contributors this month), this is my second go-round on the Month of Dinners blog. Last year I made, Mushroom and Herb Strata, which was absolutely delicious. But this year I decided to go with a pasta […]

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Day 4: A Southern-Inspired Chicken Dinner

Today’s recipe, Chicken with Potatoes, Bacon, and Cabbage, was prepared by Elinor Smith, Real Simple’s assistant fashion editor and fashion blogger. I was excited to cook a recipe from Real Simple’s Month of Dinners for the second year in a row–especially one that seemed reminiscent of my childhood, which consisted of many hearty Southern meals. I headed to the grocery […]

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Day 3: A New Take on Pork Chops

Today’s meal, Pork Chops with Roasted Beets and Oranges, was prepared by Ashley Tate, Real Simple’s money editor. This recipe for Pork Chops with Roasted Beets and Oranges is right up my alley, for several reasons: I love pork. Beets are one of my favorite vegetables. I want greens and fruit to be included in every meal. I modified the ingredients […]

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Day 2: A Soup and Sandwich Combo

Today’s meal, Tomato Soup with Roast Beef, Cheddar & Horseradish Panini, was prepared by RealSimple.com editorial assistant and entertaining blogger Brigitt Hauck. I was excited to try the recipe for Tomato Soup with Roast Beef, Cheddar & Horseradish Panini on one of the first cool September days in Manhattan. There are few things better than enjoying a bowl of soup […]

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Day 1: A Simple Salmon Supper

Today’s meal, Salmon with Gingery Green Beans & Bok Choy was prepared by Krissy Tiglias, Deputy Editor of RealSimple.com. It’s the first day of our month of dinners, and I’m happy (and a little nervous!) to be kicking off this delicious series. When the time came for the staff to choose which recipe he or she wanted to make, I […]

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Pantry Puttanesca

The worst of Hurricane Irene seems to be behind us—at least in the New York area.  Last weekend, the city was captivated, as New Yorkers (people not normally accustomed to floods) contemplated evacuating their apartments and stock piled candles, water and other essential non-perishables. I decamped to New Jersey to wait out the storm with my family.  For the most […]

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Campfire Spaghetti and More

A few weeks ago we went camping in the Catskills. It’s becoming a little bit of a summer tradition. Some friends act surprised like we’re really roughing it out there but we take an air-mattress and wine and dijon mustard: all the necessities. Sometimes we cook right over the campfire and sometimes we use our little Coleman stove but either […]

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