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lasagna [not the frozen kind]

So, two weeks ago I got the chance to go to an Italian cooking class. It was pretty much a dream come true… I mean, I love cooking, and I love Italian food… I was in heaven. We learned how to make REAL Italian lasagna from Jessie (check out her Facebook page for more info.

06 Aug 2011

tres leches

Okay, it’s time for the greatest blog post of all time. It’s tres leches time. I have received rave reviews many a time for this recipe (thanks, Martha Stewart… not that she gave me a rave review… but she gave me the recipe). I had one guy tell me, “The only thing I don’t like

27 Jun 2011

chicken scallopini

Can I just say before I start this post how much I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this dish. I remember the first time I tried it at Johnny Carino’s and nearly died of happiness. Sheer happiness. Well, of course I had to replicate it! I found a copycat recipe online and found out why it was so blissfully

05 Jun 2011

in search of the perfect chipotle dressing

I love the taste of chipotle. I don’t know what it is, but it is amazing. Every time I go to a restaurant and something has any kind of chipotle sauce on it, there’s a good chance I’m ordering it. However, I’ve never been able to find a delicious chipotle sauce/dressing/anything at the store. I’ve

17 Apr 2011

chocolate-covered strawberries

Can you think of anything more appropriate for Valentine’s Day than chocolate and strawberries together in a tastebud-titillating delectable medley of scrumptiousness? Didn’t think so. I’ve tried chocolate-covered strawberries before… but they haven’t turned out this well. Here’s the recipe: 1 bag semisweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli… I think using quality chocolate helps a

17 Feb 2011

korean barbecue chicken

My brother, Reed, left his smoker at our house when he moved into his apartment and there was no room. Ever since then I’ve been waiting for the day he would come use it… and that day finally came. The recipe for the marinade came from a family friend, but the smoker gave it that

04 Jan 2011

taffy apple pizza

So, today was my VERY LAST FINAL EVER!!! And it wasn’t even really a final exam… we just went and ate delicious food at my professor’s house. It was pretty much the best final. Anyway, I brought this delicious apple pizza that was a big hit. I can’t take complete credit for the recipe, as

16 Dec 2010

turkey, avocado, tomato, oh my!

Okay, so this post isn’t so much a recipe as an idea. Sometimes, when I’m trying to plan meals, I need ideas as much as recipes. So… here ya go. Growing up, I never really liked sandwiches. I know, I know… I was weird. My mom would try to vary my sandwich selections – but

09 Nov 2010

black bean & pumpkin soup

SOooo… since it’s November, I kind of feel like seeing how many things I can make with PUMPKIN. First I did the classic Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread recipe. It was delish. Then I had this superb pumpkin soup at Zupa’s, and tonight I attempted to re-create it. This blog is really inspiring me and is making

02 Nov 2010
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