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!) … 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 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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