Monthly Archives: January 2012

Corn and Cilantro Fritters

I knew as soon as I saw these little babies on pinterest that I would be making them as soon as possible. These were just as delicious as they sound. They were crunchy and sweet from the corn and had … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 1/29-2/4

Can you believe it’s almost February!? My dad was right. The older you get the faster time flies. This past week was a great week for us. My hubby is down 2 more lbs, with a total weight loss of … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Feta Lavash Flat-Bread Pizza

When you are a fattie (such as myself) looking to lose weight you can feel like you’re missing out on the delicious food like pizza. I stumbled on lavash flat-bread at a Middle Eastern market in Orlando. I felt like … Continue reading

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Tips & Tricks: Freezing Bacon

While I would love to eat a whole package of bacon a week, my thighs would prefer I not. I adore bacon and use it pretty frequently in recipes but typically I only use one or two slices at a … Continue reading

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Meyer Lemon Bars

By now you may know of my obsession with Meyer lemons. So I’m sure it’s not surprising that as soon as I saw these lemon bars over at PreventionRd I knew I had to make them. Earlier this week I … Continue reading

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Homemade Mayonnaise

Oh my heavens. Homemade mayonnaise is sinful! It blows my favorite brand of mayonnaise out of the water and wow does it taste incredible on a BLT sandwich. I can hardly wait to make chicken salad sandwiches with it.  From … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 1/22-1/28

I obviously wasn’t ready for the week we had last week. From Wednesday night on we weren’t home for dinner or had leftovers to use up (the sad but true side effect of cooking most every night). So I have … Continue reading

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Giant Double Chocolate Cookies

When you’re a poor foodie you have to get creative when you want to give a gift or say thank you. As I’ve said a bajillion times, I just started my last semester of Culinary School (wheeee!). As you probably … Continue reading

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Herb and Shallot Compound Butter

It’s garlicky herby butter and it’s easy!. What else do I need to say to convince you how easy and awesome this is? This is so wonderful to have on hand for a flavorful add in to just about any … Continue reading

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Healthy Sesame Chicken

Maybe it’s just us, but we could easily eat Chinese (well really any type of Asian food) several times a week. So I was pretty excited to find this recipe for healthy sesame chicken. Between the sesame oil and the … Continue reading

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Quick Chicken and Corn Chowder

There are few things I love more than a quick meal that tastes delicious. I was a little skeptical of this “chowder” since most chowder, by definition, has potatoes in it. Pish. I didn’t even miss the potatoes! I poached … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 1/15-1/21

Hallelujah! I made it through my first week of classes and survived. This week I am making a few old favorites and trying some new dishes (as usual). I didn’t get to make my beloved Chicken Shawarma last week because … Continue reading

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Meyer Lemon Curd

What I’m about to say is disturbing but true. I would bathe in this stuff if I could. It is amazing and refreshing, tart and sweet, creamy and light. It’s perfect for scones, which is what we used it for. … Continue reading

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Cheddar Scallion Biscuits

It seems fitting. My last semester of culinary school starts this week and I (perhaps not humbly so) think I have finally mastered making an amazing biscuit! It doesn’t surprise me that I found this recipe on Smitten Kitchen. Can … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits

Did you know that if you eat this dessert you will become smarter? OK, that’s a slight exaggeration but pumpkin is loaded with Omega 3 oils that are crazy good for your brain. Which means over Christmas my IQ must … Continue reading

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Spicy Citrus Shrimp Tacos with Southwestern Cream Sauce

Good night. That’s a mouthful. More importantly, it’s a delicious mouthful. I’m really digging all things that can be eaten with your hands lately. First it was the lettuce wraps, then the chicken shawarma and now these. I knew right … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 1/8-1/14

Watch out world! I am a woman on a mission this year. I’ve been cooking up a storm since before Christmas and have so many great recipes to share with you. This week I start my last semester of Culinary … Continue reading

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Caprese Salad

How could you not love Caprese Salad? The combination of a perfectly ripe tomato, fresh basil and soft mozzarella is to die for. Top it off with some tasty extra virgin olive oil and sweet, tangy balsamic vinegar and the … Continue reading

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Blackened Cajun Chicken Pasta

I knew when I saw this recipe over at PreventionRD that it would be one that we would be making. It had all three things I’m interested in when looking at a recipe. 1. Cheap (less than 1.50 a serving) … Continue reading

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Blackened Seasoning

It’s a funny thing. After you’ve been cooking for a while you find yourself wondering about the things you could make at home yourself instead of buying them. Sometimes it isn’t feasible. Not everyone has time to make their own … Continue reading

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Better late than never! Menu Plan: 1/2-1/7

Whew. The holidays are over. It was a blast but I have to be honest, I’m ready to get back to normal. I had so many fun and delicious parties that left our pantry pretty bare. One of our resolutions … Continue reading

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Frittata with Aspragus, Tomato and Fontina

If you are looking for a simple, elegant and most importantly easy breakfast dish, then this is it. It takes the same amount of prep time as a breakfast casserole, with half the cooking time and really gives you the … Continue reading

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