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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 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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Simple Salmon Pasta — 4 stars

I promise I know how to make more than a basic protein + sauce + pasta dish, but they’re just so simple and flavorful. ┬áThis week was Fall Break Professional Development Week on campus, so I of course took the … 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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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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