Appetizer/Side

Marinara Dipping Sauce

August 7, 2013
Tomato Sauce

Sometimes you really need a tomato sauce and you don’t have one.  Maybe you made calzones or mozzarella sticks.  It’s tempting to just pick some up at the store but if you want to save some money or if you just don’t want to go to the store, it’s easy to make a tasty tomato […]

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Ricotta Cheese

August 5, 2013
Ricotta Cheese

I love cheese. I think that probably 90% of the thinks I make contain cheese.  One day I was thinking about how awesome it would be to make some cheese myself.  I think there was a Groupon for a cheese making kit or something like that.  So I went out and bought some stuff to […]

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Beer Battered Zucchini Poppers and Onion Rings

August 1, 2013
Onion Rings

August 2 is International Beer Day (IBD)!  I love beer.  My senior year of college, my best friend and I found a bar that had a beer challenge where you had to drink all of the different bottles and draft beers offered within 3 months of starting the challenge.  We went there a couple times a […]

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Mac and Cheese

July 30, 2013
Mac and Cheese

My boyfriend is away this week house sitting for some friends.  Normally when he’s gone for an evening working at the hospital or out with friends, I like the time to catch up on my girly shows and eat whatever I want.  But a whole week?!  We’ve done long distance before (1 1/2 years total between […]

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Cheese Fondue

July 7, 2013
Cheese Fondue

Sometimes I get a little bit too excited over little things.  For example, yesterday Pandora started playing “Hit Me Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears and I’m ashamed to admit I was so excited, I started texting people about it. Another thing that gets me feeling overly giddy is anything free.  If I see […]

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Miso Soup

June 17, 2012
Miso Soup

As you may have guessed, I’m REALLY picky.  I pretty much assume anything I don’t like must be gross.  Typically, I’m wrong.  The most egregious error I’ve made due to my pickiness was assuming that all soups were gross. Every time I try a new soup, I think back to my not-soup-eating days and all […]

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Smoky Corn Soup

March 23, 2012
Smoky Corn Soup

I’ve been a little obsessed with corn.  I’m not sure why, because I’ve never really been a huge corn fan.  Yet for some reason, when I went to the grocery store the other day and I saw fresh corn, I couldn’t stop putting more and more in my basket.  It started out as “Oh, I’ll […]

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Empanadas

March 21, 2012
Empanadas

I have a confession for you.  I’ve never actually had an empanada.  It seems like something I’d love, right?  Delicious goodies baked in a pocket of love and bread.  It’s right up my alley!  Somehow, I just never had one.  I’ve been on a little bit of a Mexican food kick so I decided to […]

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New to Yeast Breads? Start here!

March 11, 2012
Yeast Breads

Detailed instructions to follow skyscraper step-by-step picture guide. Time for some fun stuff.  How to make yeast bread!  I post a lot of bread recipes, but some people have an aversion to making breads with yeast. I’m here to help you overcome that fear.  I’m your navigator for the yeast bread world.  Coming clean, I haven’t been […]

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Green Smoothies and my first GIVEAWAY

March 7, 2012
Green Smoothies

When Hilary Greenleaf sent me an email asking if I wanted to talk about green smoothies and her new book “The Green Smoothie Diet,” my first thought was “No way, smoothies with spinach are definitely no good.”  For some reason, I decided to reply and say, “Let me check out your book first.”  After reading […]

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