Category Archives: Recipes

Caprese Salad Sticks — 3 Stars

The holiday season is just around the corner, and you may be looking for a simple appetizer to have on the table while you finish cooking (or drinking or watching TV or sleeping).  I recently had a Girls’ (Wine & … Continue reading

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Steak with a Merlot Sauce — 5 Stars

It all started with my goal of making Paula Deen’s NY Striptease (steak with a bordeaux sauce) with Truffle Potatoes and Carrot Puree. When I went to make the sauce, but found I didn’t have on hand 3 of the 4 ingredients (I only had honey), so I decided I should try a different recipe. I stumbled across this Steak with Shallot Merlot sauce recipe on epicurious. Continue reading

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Grilled Peach Salad

I do, however, love both spinach and arugula, and I happily eat almost any salad with a spinach or arugula foundation. I found variations of this Balsamic Grilled Peach Salad on a couple different sites, and here’s my version. A wonderful summer salad for your table. Continue reading

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Grilled Pork and Vermicelli Noodles — 5 Stars

I’ve done a lot of cooking this summer, and not so much writing about my cooking. Actually, I haven’t done much writing at all. Or reading. [sigh] It’s been worse than being on summer break during elementary school. At least then I had parents to force me to do work. Now, I only answer to myself, and that wonderful television that shows Wimbledon and the Olympics and political commentary and more. Wait…what was I writing about?

Oh, right. My summer cooking. It was difficult for me to select which recipe to share first, so I random drew one from a bowl. And this delicious recipe is it. Continue reading

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Flourless Chocolate Cake — 5 Stars

I’m meeting more and more people who eat a gluten-free diet.  I, personally, could never permanently give up breads and pastas, but in order to bond with my GF friends, I temporarily abstain from wheat. For a recent dinner party … Continue reading

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GIANT Chocolate Chip Cookie — 5 stars

A giant chocolate chip cookie is a great way to impress co-workers, friends, or fellow members of your student club. Continue reading

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Pretty Pumpkin Pancakes — 3.5 Stars

Happy (Day After) Thanksgiving to You! I’ll soon post the recipe for the Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake I made for my Thanksgiving potluck, but my mind has already focused on what to make in the days after Thanksgiving.  The big meals … Continue reading

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