recipes

How to impress your friends in 15 minutes.

I’m going to share a secret with you about cooking- it isn’t hard. Sure, there are some things that seem tricky and difficult… but honestly, anyone can cook. It just takes a little focus. A lot of my friends think I’m pretty fancy. After all, I once made pierogies from scratch. I made creamed corn

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Carrot Cake – with no pictures in sight!

I must reiterate, I am a horrible foodie. When my camera was murdered by my oldest son (yes, he stole it from my purse and dropped it several times until the shutters were stuck permanently open and you couldn’t adjust to make it focus), I didn’t buy a new one. I am soldiering onward with

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Macaroni & Cheese cups

These were a last minute addition to my lineup. How last minute? I ran to the store the morning of the baby shower to buy a few ingredients. Aside from my contributions, we had a lovely curry chicken salad made by the mother to be’s grandmother, fruit supplied by her mother, and two types of

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Mini Quiches

When I was thinking of things for the baby shower, I wanted it to be easy to eat. Something that anyone would feel comfortable grabbing and enjoying a bite. Which led me to mini quiche. I admit, I’m not a big fan of eggs. But when you have eggs, milk and cream mixed together with

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Cherry ice cream

I am in love with my ice cream machine. If it were possibly to marry an inanimate object, I might become a polygamist. Making your own ice cream is easy, and the end product you get is just as luxurious as Ben & Jerry’s or Haagen-Daaz, but at a fraction of the price. For the

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The Ultimate Sandwich

So, I got a Flip UltraHD for my birthday. I got it, on the promise that I’d take more videos of my children. But really, I had fond memories of my sister and I, making silly home movies with our camcorder. Somewhere there is a tape with our bizarre version of Wizard of Oz, lip-synching

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The Happy Daughter Cheesecake project

I love cheesecake. As a kid, when my mom brought home the frozen cheesecake from Trader Joe’s, I knew I was ready for something special. When I was first dating TheBoy, I knew we were meant to be when I discovered that he made cheesecakes from scratch. It was a sign. I’ve made a few

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Monday Waffles!

Yes, waffles on a Monday. There are many times that I lament the fact that TheBoy works nights, but Monday mornings are not one of them. With his schedule reversed, he’s usually up Monday morning, and we can have a nice big breakfast for just the four of us. Otherwise, we’d have to double the

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The worst food blogger?

That’s right. I know of the worst food blogger, and I’m going to name names. It’s me. Maybe it’s because I’ve become so accustomed to food blogs filled with delicious looking food. You see, I have a big problem. When I make something- usually I’m so excited to dig in that I completely forget to

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Food Network – why the hate?

I read a lot of food blogs, and typically all the reviews on recipes that I think I might make. And well, I’ve noticed a lot of people who are angry at Food Network. Once upon a time, there was a woman who revolutionized food television- indeed, she basically created it. Julia Child. A woman

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