Monthly Archives: March 2011

Days 10 and 11 – Divine Intervention Pizza

So on Tuesday (Day 10) I woke up feeling absolutely crummy. I’m not quite sure if it was a cold coming on or allergies but either way- I was miserable. So by the time dinner rolled around, I wanted something … Continue reading

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Days 7,8 and 9! A Recap :)

Well if there was ever a test for going out to eat it was certainly the last few days. Thankfully, even though I was out and about food was prepared and I didn’t have to worry about dining out. No … Continue reading

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Day 6: Meatballs and Creamy Orzo

Hooray for Fridays! I was really ready for some of my Greek Meatballs last night but realized I was out of the main ingredient, feta cheese. So I decided to just use the cheese I did have, which was some … Continue reading

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Week 2 Menu

Well my first week with my No Dining Out Challenge is almost over and we haven’t cheated yet! Planning has made all the difference for me. I’ve always been big on menu planning but its the follow through thats important. … Continue reading

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Day 5: Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken and a keeping it real moment.

Let me start this off by saying this really is a good recipe. However when making dinner last night I must have completely zoned out. Apparently, trying to make dinner while watching the movie “Julie and Julia” is a bad … Continue reading

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Day 4: Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon Herb Crust

Who doesn’t love Macaroni and Cheese? I mean honestly. I’m sure there are a few of you out there, but the general consensus says Mac and Cheese is one of the best things ever created. As awesome as Mac and … Continue reading

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Day 3: Garlic Lime Shrimp Pasta

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it when a recipe takes me by surprise. It’s not like I choose recipes I don’t think I would like, but I usually know what to expect. I was craving a shrimp pasta and this recipe … Continue reading

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Day 2: Cooking with Class

Get it? Cooking with class? I’m making “fancy” foods and its in a class room? I crack myself up! Mondays are my *favorite* day of the week. It is pure torture running around a kitchen while my crazy Italian chef … Continue reading

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Day 1(No dining out challenge): Creamy Taco Mac

On Sunday nights we have a great tradition. We hang out with two of our best friends and if at all possible we wrangle the guys in to taking care of bath and pajama time with the babies while us … Continue reading

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No Dining Out 30 Day Challenge

People think that if you love to cook and love food as I do that you would never go out to eat. Why? Why not just cook at home all the time? In a perfect world I would totally agree! … Continue reading

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Reuben Sandwiches

I don’t know about all of you, but like many people we made corned beef and cabbage for St. Paddy’s day. Well actually, we went out for wings on St. Paddy’s day but we did make corned beef and cabbage … Continue reading

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The easiest biscuits on the face of the planet!

These are seriously almost as easy as opening a can of biscuits. Today I had the opportunity to chat with several grandmas while at a friends daughters birthday party. Any time I’m around grandmas I always ask how they make … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

I love the idea of getting the “restaurant” food I’m craving without having to spend a fortune to get it. Now, mind you, I know Chinese take out doesn’t exactly break the bank but that’s not the point! In our … Continue reading

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Strawberries with Sabayon Sauce

As you may know by now, I can’t bake. So usually that means no sweets in our house, unless it comes out of the freezer or out of a box. So when we made this in class last week I … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Fried Pork Chops

So here’s the thing about blogging recipes and food. I feel like the photo of the food is so important to deciding whether or not a recipe is worth trying. So imagine how incredibly sad I was to learn that … Continue reading

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