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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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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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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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Chicken Fajita Pasta — Five Stars

It’s interview season for me, and as a result, I’m constantly meeting people and trying to come up with interesting things to say about myself. I usually like to talk about the various nonprofit organizations to which I donate time, … 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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