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29 July 2009 @ 06:38 pm







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So we've been having record highs here in Washington (actually we broke the record today for hottest day on record at 102 degrees) and you couldn't PAY me to turn on the oven. Plus the heat kills my appetite, so when I want something to eat, I want it light and cool. This salad is just that (not to mention low in fat)! My boyfriend gobbled it up which is a true testament to it's deliciousness, since he's really not a salad/vegetable lover. I also make it with eggless dressing, since the concept of raw/coddled egg really freaks me out. Anyway! Without further ado....

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16 July 2009 @ 10:46 am







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This is one of my favorite summertime desserts because there's always such a wonderful assortment of fresh fruits to be found. The brownies are rich and fudgey without being too sweet, which compliments the berries perfectly. I used strawberries this time since they were $1/lb at my local store, but this would be wonderful with raspberries, blueberries or blackberries as well. Or any combination!

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10 June 2009 @ 02:01 pm








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These are one of my favorite cookies, but for some reason I never seem to make them. Anyway, I discovered I still had a lot of molasses left over from holiday gingerbread cookies and decided that it needed some love. Sweet sweet molasses love...*ahem*
Recipe and pictures under the cut as usual!

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09 April 2009 @ 12:58 pm








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Both Ian and I absolutely ADORE Thai food, so I've recently started making it at home. I never really realized how easy it is to make restaurant quality Thai food.

This dish is one of our new favorites and I found it on one of my favorite blogs, Dining Alone, although I altered the recipe a little (I always do).

You can make it in under 30 minutes and it's total comfort food. Not exactly low-fat, but whatever. I can't say no to a recipe that includes peanut butter.
Recipe and pictures under the cut!

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31 January 2009 @ 07:13 pm
I've been so bad about posting here recently. Gotta fix that. I have a bunch of recipes saved on my computer that I need to post here. I'll try to be better about it!
Anyway, since it's still really chilly up here in the PNW so I've been making a lot of soup and stews. This is one of my favorites since it's thick, hearty and chock full of veggies. And meat. Everything is better with meat.

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04 December 2008 @ 09:25 am
Hey y'all, new recipes should be up this week. I've been seriously busy with work and the holidays so I've totally neglected uploading and resizing the HUGE batches of photos I've been taking recently. I kinda suck like that.

BUT IN THE MEAN TIME!

What are your favorite holiday recipes? I have a few staples I make (Stöllen, Gingerbread Cookies, Santas Whiskers etc) but I'm thinking that I want to try something new. So tell me your favorites (or recipes you want to see me make) and I'll attempt to make them!

Feel free to comment, I don't bite.

Unless you're a cookie.
Then you're screwed <3
 
 
25 November 2008 @ 09:57 am







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This is a recipe I got from my mother, who probably found it in some obscure early 80's cookbook. You know, the ones that have more casserole recipes than anything else, and ask for ingredients like meat tenderizer and MSG, even in recipes involving nothing but vegetables. Those were the days...
I actually found a nearly empty container of MSG when I was cleaning out my Grandmothers house a few years ago. But I digress..

Call me crazy if you must, but I have always felt that Bread Pudding should actually have the consistency OF pudding. I find most restaurant versions to be to chunky and far too crunchy. I want delicious, melt-in-your-mouth bread pudding, so that's what this recipe is. If the concept of giving chewy stale bread a luscious pudding texture freaks you out, go elsewhere. The rest of you can come over for dessert at my house anytime~

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22 November 2008 @ 01:43 pm








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I'm very firmly convinced that most anything is made better by chocolate or peanut butter. It's even better if you find a way to combine the two. A veritable taste EXPLOSION..or something. Anyway. These are pretty simple to make and taste freaking amazing. Please be prepared for people to fall at your feet and beg for your hand in marriage the recipe.

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21 November 2008 @ 11:30 am








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These dumplings were the brainchild of ladydem who originally got the recipe from her godmother (I think). We played around with them and created our own version, and now I've fiddled with it even more. These are like the bastard love child of Gyoza and Pierogi, and they're freaking addictive. They make a great appetizer, although I usually just eat them on their own for dinner (SO HEALTHY). My measurements are random, but I tried to come up with general measurements in case you want to make these for yourself.

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21 November 2008 @ 11:23 am







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I swear to go these are some of the BEST muffins I've ever made. Plus they have fruit! That makes them healthy...right? They're pretty easy to whip up and freaking delicious fresh from the oven. Just be careful because those blueberries are like little bubbles of LAVA when hot. Your mouth will thank you.

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