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Quick Dinner.

Due to an unfortunate case of cooking-related masochism, I tend to forget that not every meal requires hours of preparation and compilation. It took a recent experience to remind me of something that working parents have known for years: Weeknight dinners do not, in fact, need to be served at 10:00 p.m.

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After a particularly demanding day in the trenches, I was in the mood for something indulgent; I didn’t have the budget for anything fancy but wanted comfort food nonetheless. This burger, an umami*-rich combination of Italian sausage (I used half hot and half sweet, with great results), anchovy-spiked spinach, and sharp provolone cheese, couldn’t have been a better fit.

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Quarterly Meal.

Remember a few weeks ago, when I bemoaned my lack of cooking inspiration and placed the blame on a mid-winter funk? Well, I’m about to confess something (yesagain) that may be damaging to our relationship. I feel like I can’t not tell you, though, so…here goes. Dear readers, I was lying through my teeth: I made that bake and saltfish back in October. OCTOBER. (I know. You can barely look me in the eye, can you?)

I’m sure I’ve cooked something in the past four months, but I can’t find the photographic evidence to back it up for the life of me. I was all set to declare this Tuscan seafood stew the first thing I’ve cooked since December; apparently, I’ve lost track of time. The good news is that this was the perfect transitional dish: easily comforting, with just a hint of indulgence.

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