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Chicken Cordon Bleu

First before I get started on the recipe portion of this post, I want to say sorry for not being very active lately.  School started on March 8th and I’ve been consumed by it.  This is my first trimester and I am taking all academic courses (no actually culinary courses until the Fall).  What some…

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Spinach-Stuffed Flank Steak

Martha Stewart’s Spinach Stuffed Flank Steak My Spinach-Stuffed Flank Steak (minus the red pepper sauce) I have been wanting to make this recipe for a while, but wasn’t sure how Bryan would feel about it because it has a cheese that he isn’t very familiar with and it also has capers.  I offered to leave…

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Chicken Parmesan

One of my favorite dishes when I was younger was Chicken Parmesan. I love the crunch chicken but yet still tender and juicy inside with some bubbly mozzarella cheese on the top.  It is a very simple dish, however I never make it.  I don’t know if it was because I feared how it would actually come…

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Butternut Squash Soup & Croutons

I have been wanting to make some butternut squash soup for a while now, but sadly I don’t own a food processor, blender or immersion blender so I put it off. I started thinking about the soup again this past week and was determined to make it, so I thought if I cooked the squash…

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Mozzarella Sticks

  One of my favorite snack foods when growing up was mozzarella sticks.  I grew up in fairly small town, however it had three or four pizza places (mostly run by Greeks instead of Italians) and none of the pizza was ever spectacular or out of this world but the mozzarella sticks were always good…

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Pulled Pork and Cornbread

I have fallen in love with my crockpot!  I got a new one for Christmas from my dad and stepmom, a nice big 7qt one…mind you we are a household of two people but we put this to some good use.  After spending two very long weeks in New Jersey I came home with a…

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Chicken Pot Pie

It is the time of year for comfort foods!  Who doesn’t love a nice hot meal on a very chilly day?  I know I do. Bryan had mentioned a while back that he really liked chicken pot pie and missed it.  Me being the nice girlfriend that I am decided that I would attempt to…

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M&M Cookies

Last night we had our first frost of the season! Took the dog out this morning and the cars were all covered and the ground was nice and crunchy – today was a baking day for sure.  In my last post I wrote about living the gluten-free life not only creatively but frugally as well.…

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Creatively and Frugally Gluten Free

We’ve all been hit hard with the economy the way that it is and if you are like myself, you’ve been hit a bit harder because I am still out of work.  I wasn’t laid off or anything, I willing left my job and life in California to move back East to be with Bryan.…

Asian Inspired Green Beans

When living in China a few years ago I feel even more in love with Chinese food (and Asian food in general).  I love the flavors, ingredients, smells and verity of cooking styles.  I had some of the best food I’ve ever tasted in Changping District.  Spicy cucumbers, Kung Pao Chicken, fresh made wonton soup…

Applesauce and then some

It was a great weekend.  Saturday I got to spend a bit of time with my cousin Dianne who is getting married in a few weeks.  We went and checked out her wedding and ceremony site – The Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, RI. I loved being able to see the place before the wedding to…

P.F. Chang’s Shanghai Cucumbers

We love P.F. Chang’s Shanghai Cucumbers and on September 13th – National Celiac Awareness Day they celebrated by the release of a new gluten free dessert. They also shared two of their gluten free recipes- Mongolian Beef and the Shanghai Cucumbers. I have made these twice in the last two days. The are a great…

Blueberry and Raspberry Galette

Fall is almost here. The air is chilly and crisp.  I’m ready to go apple picking in the next few weeks and of course can’t wait to go to the pumpkin patch so Bryan and I can carve them.  This time of year also means lots and lots of baking.  I love having the oven…