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Sample recipes from Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals

Seared Beef in Autumn Broth With Wasabi Cream

This dish began as a variation on a French recipe called boeuf à la fìcelle (literally “beef on a string”), which requires the cook to ti...

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Chicken Stock

I understand that most people are going to reach for a can of chicken stock on a weeknight (and yes, let’s be honest, even on a weekend)....

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Fried Clam Sandwiches

I just love fried clams. Let me back up here—I actually love anything fried, but you can’t always justify it from the mess and caloric po...

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Beer Batter

Beer batter is my favorite coating for deep frying, not because I want my fried foods to taste like beer (in fact, the beer flavor in a f...

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Oven Fries

Everyone loves French fries, but who’s going to make them at home? They’re messy and require too much babysitting—and besides, they’re ha...

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Cole Slaw

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Rouille

We almost never encounter rouille—a garlicky, spicy red pepper sauce from the south of France—except as the garnish for the hearty seafoo...

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Thanksgiving Hens

Rock Cornish game hens, a cross between a White Rock hen and a Cornish hen, are underrated. Maybe this is because, ounce for ounce, they ...

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Southwestern Sweet Potato Sauté

Discovering the grating disk on my food processor many years ago was a eureka moment for me—ten minutes later I was grating and then saut...

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Det Burgers

My first official cooking job was in the midseventies at a bar in Ann Arbor, Michigan (where I went to college), called the Del Rio. They...

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Grilled Lamb and Onion Kabobs with Olive Aioli

Lemon, olive oil, rosemary, and garlic—this is my favorite marinade for lamb, whether I am cooking a roast or skewering kabobs. They work...

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Mediterranean Orzo Pilaf

I love risotto for its creaminess—but not on a weeknight. It just doesn’t work unless you stand over it like a schoolmarm. Orzo, on the o...

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Southwestern Sweet Potato Sauté

Discovering the grating disk on my food processor many years ago was a eureka moment for me—ten minutes later I was grating and then sau...

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