Monthly Archives: March 2011

Homemade Nutella

The sainted bottle of chocolate spread that I purchased in France and then slowly carved my way through is finally spent. There may be enough left to lick the inner edges with the point of a knife, but not enough … Continue reading

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Salmon w/ Garlic Soy Sauce & Butternut Squash Soufflé

There’s no better way to serve a large crowd of people than an enormous slab of something that was once alive, in this case salmon.  The original plan was to top it with just the garlic-soy sauce, but I realized … Continue reading

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The Season for Olive Oil

Oh please don’t go….. Olio Nuevo. I’m in a race with my bottle of olive oil to not go bad before I’m done with it, but instead to enjoy it slowly while it is still amazing. I can’t quite consume … Continue reading

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Dinner for Sir Ragnar

Our dear friend Ragnar came over for dinner. He’s a fun loving Icelandic guy that makes our heads spin and our sleep schedules extend. Dinner with Ragnar means hours of learning, listening, pontificating, and staying up late. I’ve always been … Continue reading

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Eggs Benedict w/ Avocado Hollandaise

Breakfast has long been my favorite meal, largely due to its definitive item: the egg.  Dinner has no such thing.  A meal of steak, potatoes and asparagus, is every bit as complete as one of enchiladas, yet they may share … Continue reading

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Tortilla Soup

Inspired, I started reading a new food blog after seeing this recipe for tortilla soup. I couldn’t find a single ingredient that didn’t strike my fancy. Avocado…. cilantro…. cheddar…. <melt>. Also, I definitely take note as to whether or not I will be … Continue reading

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3.14 Pies

To celebrate this years ∏ day the Stanton siblings join forces to bring you 3.14 pies, a 3 course meal served entirely in pie format.  Megans recent vacation to Pittsburgh gave us our first opportunity to cook together since the birth of … Continue reading

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A summery French twist on a classic American dish

I am so honored to be a guest blogger here at Stantastic. I hope to uphold the fine standards of curious exploration and quality results set by Megan and Alex. Last night I enjoyed a twist on that American classic, … Continue reading

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Guajillo Hot Sauce and Salsa (east coast version)

Hot Sauce (please excuse cheesy wild west vignettes) Megan sent me a big bag of dried Guajillo chiles, and so far they’ve served me quite well. The Guajillos are somewhat mild (a mere 2,500~5,000 Scovilles) but taste great and they’ve … Continue reading

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Big Beautiful Breakfast Biscuits

Steve is southern. As part of this identity he has distinct memories of his grandmother making biscuits in a skillet. Having been blessed with a skillet from this lineage I feel that it is irresponsible not to at least try … Continue reading

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