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10: Turkish-Style Eggplant & Lentils with Garlic Yogurt — Forking Fantastic!

10: Turkish-Style Eggplant & Lentils with Garlic Yogurt — Forking Fantastic!

Lesson of the week: Read the recipe thoroughly first. To appropriately quote The Good Place (YAY SEASON 3 IS HERE), “Holy motherforking shirtballs.” Not sure how many times I’m going to need to learn this the hard way, but here we are again. And once […]

OFF WEEK: Don’t Worry, There’s a Good Reason

OFF WEEK: Don’t Worry, There’s a Good Reason

Y’all, I cheated on my blog assignment this week. I’m supposed to be making stuff using my cookbook collection every weekend, but this weekend, I went ahead and cooked exclusively using online recipes and/or dishes I flat out made up myself. Why? Why didn’t I […]

9: How to Cook Everything — Cold Poached Salmon with Lime-Ginger Sauce

9: How to Cook Everything — Cold Poached Salmon with Lime-Ginger Sauce

During the summer — especially the never-ending tail end of it which has left you drained and dreaming of jacket weather, a.k.a. now — my food preference distills down to pretty much a single phrase: “I wonder if this is good cold.” Since last week’s […]

8: The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook — Summery Zucchini-Lemon Soup

8: The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook — Summery Zucchini-Lemon Soup

It’s hard to get motivated to cook when it’s a million degrees outside, but here we are, folks. Let’s slot this one in the W column for the week (not so fast, Chicago Bears) and dig into the goods… The Assignment: Summery Zucchini-Lemon Soup from […]

7: Appetites — Macaroni and Cheese

7: Appetites — Macaroni and Cheese

“Quit dicking around, DeRuyck, and make with the recipes!” Alright! Alright! Let’s get back into it! This week’s recipe has sentimental value because the writer of this cookbook was a bit of a hero and idol of mine. He still is; I shouldn’t say was. […]

ODR Updates: Shorter Posts, Social Media Boom & More

ODR Updates: Shorter Posts, Social Media Boom & More

Just a heads-up on a few new developments that have recently been made in the One Damn Recipe world… ODR now has an official Instagram feed — click here to follow onedamnrecipe! (I created the account a couple weeks back because I didn’t want anyone […]

ODR Preview Video: See What’s Next!

ODR Preview Video: See What’s Next!

“Dana, does this mean that you didn’t make a recipe this week?” Yes, that is precisely what that means. But I did apologize for it in this video. And in it, I also clue you in on which books and recipes I’ll be tackling in […]

6: Dinner: A Love Story — Grandma Jody’s Chicken

6: Dinner: A Love Story — Grandma Jody’s Chicken

They say that you hurt the ones you love the most. It stands to reason, by that token, that it’s the ones you love the most that will hurt you in return. I had an amazing apple fritter this morning (Sunday, as I write this), […]

5: Cookin’ in de Keuken — Poffertjies

5: Cookin’ in de Keuken — Poffertjies

There might be an overall shift in my tone and cursing frequency this week, because I’m going a tad sentimental on ya. It was recently the 20 year anniversary of my father’s death. We lost him to cancer July 31st 1998, just months shy of […]

4: Food With Friends — Beet-Pickled Eggs

4: Food With Friends — Beet-Pickled Eggs

Friends, you might suspect that you’re an insufferable hipster foodie. You might even fear that you’re an insufferable hipster foodie. Or you might find yourself photographing a large jar of beet-pickled eggs for your food blog, artfully arranging the cookbook you used in the background… […]