Author Archives: leklein

Lamb Kebabs

I generally associate lamb with gyros – and while they are delicious, they aren’t the most high class addition to a dinner table.  Plus, I don’t have a spit that I can roast and baste an enormous wheel of meat … Continue reading

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Yummy Mac and Cheese

I teach in a middle school in the Bronx.  When we have potlucks at school, the kids all bring their parent’s mac and cheese, and we have a potluck that consists of 5 huge trays of thick, cheesy macaronis, and … Continue reading

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Fancy Ramen

Long before Momofuku, and the other trendy Ramen restaurants, my friend Molly and I were tweaking the college favorite to make it feel gourmet.  This variation makes your ordinary Ramen noodles feel a bit like fried rice – and slightly … Continue reading

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Roasted Potatoes

Gavin is half Irish, half Polish, so he comes with some tasty traditional recipes.  Among other things, he loves anything related to potatoes.  The first thing that I ever saw him cook was mashed potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day, and … Continue reading

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The Easiest Banana Bread

This banana bread is sweet and delicious, and unbelievably easy.  I can’t recall where I got the recipe – but I love it.  It forms a great crust, and is almost like a banana cake.  I made it last night … Continue reading

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The Easiest Entertaining

I first tasted this when I was at a potluck in college.  My friend Molly taught me to make it, and I find it to be a sure-fire hit to serve to anyone at any time.  You can’t make this … Continue reading

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Bok Choy Salad

New Year’s Eve Eve is a holiday that my friends and I created in high school as a remedy for the inevitable anticlimactic nature of New Years Eve.  In order to take some of the pressure and expectation off of … Continue reading

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