Monthly Archives: April 2011

Menu! 5/1-5/7

Well I survived this semester! Finals week is over and I am ready for my much-needed “summer vacation”. Of course summer term starts up in a little over a week but these classes will be a breeze. (lets hope!) Heres … Continue reading

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Days 24-30. WE MADE IT! :)

Well we made it! I wish I could have kept up with my posts a little better but these past few weeks have been crazy. This challenge has renewed my faith in menu planning and in my need for a … Continue reading

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Week 4 Menu

I know it’s a little late this week but better late than never! Tuesday: Appetizers for dinner! I have to make some appetizers for a class project so I will be testing some “healthier” versions of restaurant appetizers. So Southwestern … Continue reading

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Days 18-23. Slacker in the house!

Holy Cow. I am fairly certain the “universe” heard of my plan to refuse to eat out and solely plan on cooking at home. This last week was absolutely insane. Truly. maddening. I am coming up on finals for school, … Continue reading

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Day 17: Pork Pot Stickers

I LOVE pot stickers! They are delicious and bite sized dumplings (well, big bite sized) that dip perfectly. Now, there is a method to making them, but once you learn how to work with the won ton wrappers, you will … Continue reading

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Day 15 and 16 Officially half way there! :)

Well I’m half way done with this thirty-day no dining out challenge! I already have about 10 recipes bookmarked to try in the next few weeks. I love being inspired to try new things. Heres hoping the next 15 days … Continue reading

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Day 14: Penne a la Betsy

So there is more than one benefit to this cooking at home every night gig. I’ve been able to start trying some of these recipes I’ve bookmarked over the past few years. I saw this one several years ago and … Continue reading

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Day 13: They can’t all be wieners

Haha! Get it? I said wieners instead of winners… So Friday night I was knee-deep in scone dough and didn’t have the time or the energy to cook anything. So what was my dinner of champions you ask? HOT DOGS! … Continue reading

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Scones, Scones, Scones and More Scones

I had the pleasure of making a ton of scones for a dear friends Bridal Shower. The theme? High Tea with the bride. Seeing that I offered to make 70+ scones and had never even made one, you could say … Continue reading

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Week 3 Menu

So far so good! We are rounding the corner on 3 weeks of no eating out! I am looking forward to this weeks menu, lots of great stuff. Sunday: Grilled Chicken with Avocado Pico De Gallo Monday: Class Tuesday: Crispy … Continue reading

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Day 12: Grilled London Broil and Risotto

There are several things I love about this dinner. 1. Risotto is one of those dishes that isn’t really hard, but it makes you feel like an accomplished Chef-y pants when you do it right. 2. I love embracing the … Continue reading

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