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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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Coconut Rice, Black Beans, Plantains, and Mango Salsa — 4 stars

If someone were to tell me they were having me over for a gluten-free, nut-free, meat-free, soy-free meal, I’d politely decline. Which is exactly why I did not tell my dinner guests this when I invited them over. There are a lot of components to this dish, but they come together quite nicely. This is the entree that preceded the Flourless Chocolate Cake for my gluten free dinner party. Continue reading

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Seared Sea Scallops with Pineapple Puree — 5 stars

I’ve finally started cooking a couple times a week again, so I’m a bit more inspired to write these entries. I think. We’ll see. For Easter Sunday dinner, I wanted something a bit nontraditional, and I picked a Paula Deen … Continue reading

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Incredible Stuffed Pumpkin — 5 stars

Also on the menu for this dinner party was Cooking Light’s spinach & artichoke dip; pear, red onion, feta cheese, and spinach salad with a delicious balsamic vinaigrette sauce; apple crisp with Edy’s light ice cream that doesn’t taste light at all. Everyone at dinner agreed that the pumpkin really was incredible. Continue reading

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Rice Stuffed Cornish Hens — 5 Stars

I absolutely love having people over for dinner. Especially in graduate school, it’s difficult to find a venue where you can really get to know someone; a small, intimate dinner party is so much better than drinks during happy hour or a study group, I’ve found. This recipe is one of my go-to recipes. Continue reading

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#1 Pancakes — 5 stars

Blueberry pancakes and cartoons. That’s my kind of Saturday morning. Continue reading

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Plantain & Corned Beef Stew — 5 stars

Spain has won the World Cup. This is not the team I wanted to win. I, like every sane person, wanted Ghana to win. (In case you’re wondering, no, my family being from Ghana did not bias my opinion at all.) In respects to the Ghana team that should have been, here’s one of my favorite/staple/comfort Ghanaian recipes. It’s not fancy, but it is tasty. Continue reading

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