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Lemon Coconut Scones
Sweets + Desserts

Lemon Coconut Scones

This is a part of my April 2023 Times Union story. See the whole thing here. Paul and I both love to have a little bit of baked something around the house, a plate on the counter of something buttery and sweet. It’s usually something that’s good with coffee or […]

Pasta with Tomatoes, Pancetta and Herbs
Entrees + Mains, Grains + Sides

Pasta In Tomatoes, Pancetta and Herbs

Here’s a recipe that’s part of my April 2023 TU story. See the whole thing here. This is a recipe that is good for serving to young people (read: it has carbohydrates and meat) and all the other generations, too. This is a mostly-pantry-staple meal, made with simple ingredients and […]

Crispy Mushrooms and Melty Cheese
Appetizers + Snacks

Crispy Mushrooms and Melty Cheese

This recipe is part of my April 2023 TU Story. See the whole thing here. One meal Paul and I ate recently, which was born of necessity and which turned out to be a keeper centered around mushrooms. They were bought on a whim, left in a little brown bag, […]

Caroline Barrett
Stories

The Empty-Nester Refrigerator

Here’s my Times Union column for April 2023. It goes along with Crispy Mushrooms and Melty Cheese, Pasta in Pancetta, Tomatoes and Herbs and Lemon Coconut Scones. You can see it on the TU site here, or read below.  Seen through the eyes of an 18-year-old, our refrigerator looked pretty […]

Egg Salad with pickles and dill
Entrees + Mains

Egg salad with pickles and dill

Part of my March TU story and goes along with Crispy Tofu and Broccoli Sheet Pan with Chile-Peanut Oil and piced Carrot Bread with Gingersnap Crumble.  We eat a lot of eggs. From the oh-so-humble hard-cooked egg – that workhorse of a nutrition ideal – to fluffy weekend morning eggs […]

Marathon eating
Stories

Half marathon training and half marathon eating

Here’s my Times Union column from March. You can see it on their website, or read below. This story goes along with Egg Salad with Pickles and Dill, Crispy Tofu and Broccoli Sheet Pan with Chile-Peanut Oil and Spiced Carrot Bread with Gingersnap Crumble.  My husband and I have registered […]

Banana Nutella Empanada
Sweets + Desserts

Banana Nutella Empanadas

This recipe is part of my February TU story and goes along with Olive Salad, Spanish Style and Patatas Bravas with Saffron Alioli.   Paul and I were surprised to learn how beloved chocolate is in Spain. Hot chocolate was as common as coffee. There were stores selling boxed chocolates […]

Patatas Bravas with Saffron Alioli
Grains + Sides

Patatas Bravas with Saffron Aloili

This recipe is part of my February TU story, and goes alone with Olive Salad, Spanish Style and Banana and Nutella Empanadas. Paul and I feasted on potatoes while we were in Madrid and had them at nearly every meal, in every conceivable way. There were the beloved potato chips. […]