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Aug. 29, 2010 7:17 am 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2011 7:51 am
I know the picture of this dish isn't that great, I blame the lighting in my kitchen and a late dinner that night. But I will tell you that you really must try this recipe! It's truly delicious and a definite keeper, one that's earned a spot in my permanent recipe collection. The flavors a MORE
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Aug. 11, 2010 12:42 pm 
Updated: Aug. 16, 2010 8:14 pm
Stir fry should be a food group, don't you think? i absolutely love it, but sometimes it can be hard to find recipes with the right sauce consistency. I've tried many recipes where the sauce is too thin, even if it does taste good. Chicken is bar none my favorite meat for a stir fry, and t MORE
chicken scallion stir fry
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Jul. 22, 2010 5:59 am 
Updated: Jul. 25, 2010 6:27 am
This is one of my all time favorite dinners. It's quick, takes less than 30 minutes to put together, from start to finish, and the flavor is amazing. The marriage of olive oil and butter is a match made in culinary Heaven, in my opinion, and contributes greatly to the success of this dish. MORE
garlic chicken
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May 26, 2010 6:25 pm 
Updated: May 27, 2010 2:12 pm
Back in 2001, I found a recipe for taco seasoning mix in a book of master mixes. Prior to that, I had always used envelopes of taco seasoning that you get at the grocery store, but all that changed after making my own. I haven't bought a taco seasoning packet since.¬† There's nothing… MORE
salsa ingredients
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May 21, 2010 7:01 am 
Updated: Jun. 9, 2010 11:49 am
With Memorial Day around the corner, I thought it fitting to post a fabulous recipe for the grill. I love chicken. If I could get my family to eat it every day, we would! Boneless chicken breasts are my all time favorite, and brining or marinating definitely kicks things up a notch.¬†This… MORE
Grilled Garlic Lemon Chicken Breasts
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About Me
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, especially cookies and cakes. :) I love cooking too, but I like to experiment, which can occasionally mean take out! ;)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up in the convenience food era. My parents were divorced and I was a latch key kid. There weren't a whole lot of home cooked meals in my childhood, but lots of packaged and frozen goods. I try to make dinner every night for my family, though sometimes it's take out due to sports activities, etc. I'm envious of those that have their grandmother's recipes, I don't have anything like that.
My cooking triumphs
i've created a few recipes of my own, one I even won a contest for :) I love experimenting and finding new ways to combine flavors. I feel triumphant every time I bring something to my neighbors, they always give me rave reviews!
My cooking tragedies
I try to prepare whatever I can early in the day, so that the hectic afternoon is less... well, hectic! I tend to be pretty frugal, so I'm always pantry diving. I also menu plan every week, it saves me from A) running to the store in the middle of the week and B) getting take out.
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