Buckling down!

May 4, 2011

Oh boy did I eat this past week!  We were first in Florida to visit Mr. Spice’s parents, then we were in Kansas for a friend’s wedding and to see my parents.  Lots and lots of good eats were had, and I know the scale is showing it! After chowing down on lots of home-cooked […]

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Valentine’s Day 2011

February 14, 2011

Hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day, however you choose to celebrate it! Mr. Spice and I decided to make dinner at home tonight and take it easy. Rib-eye steaks, roasted zucchini and mushrooms, and Alexia olive oil, rosemary, and garlic oven fries, courtesy of the FoodBuzz Tastemaker Program.  I had a coupon to try […]

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A Taste of China: Shanghai Eats

December 1, 2010

So you’ve seen the Shanghai sights, now it’s time to see the eats! I’ll start off with an example of the type of meal we were served on Air China during our trip.  We were either served lunch/dinner type foods or breakfast.  This is one of the dinner options: Look, it’s like a bento!!  Steamed […]

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Mirage Persian Cuisine

November 13, 2010

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had the following conversation with friends or with my husband when deciding where to go for dinner: “Where should we go?” “I don’t know, I’m up for anything.” “Yeah, me too.  Well, I just had (insert any restaurant/cuisine) so anything but that.” “Okay.” “So, what sounds good?” […]

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FoodBuzz Festival 2010 – Day 2 – Gala Dinner and Taxicab Confessions

November 10, 2010

And so we come to the end of my adventures at the 2010 FoodBuzz Festival.  Because of my flight time I had to miss the farewell brunch on Sunday, so I made sure to make the most of Saturday evening. After stuffing myself and then some at the Tasting Pavilion, I decided I needed some […]

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Evening eats

October 25, 2010

I don’t know if it was the rain or the fact that it was Monday, but I was just hungry all day. After fighting it longer than I should have, I had a pear and some hummus on an english muffin for an afternoon snack. No pic of the pear. But here’s a nice and […]

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Romano’s Macaroni Grill Giveaway!

October 3, 2010

When we were in high school, my friend Kristen worked at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.  At the time (not sure if they still do this), if it was your birthday, you would get serenaded by your waitress – they’d sing “Happy Birthday” in Italian.  Our group of friends went through a period where we would do […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2010

I hope everyone has had a great Valentine’s Day! We kept it low-key this year like we do every year. We don’t usually do gifts and we put a stop to the flowers a while back since it’s such a rip-off. Once upon a time when we were dating and newly-wed it was more of […]

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Chicken, sweet potato, and broccoli curry

December 21, 2009

Say it with me . . . YUM!! This was one of those “toss stuff in a pan” dinners that turned out pretty dang well.  I didn’t measure much since I was playing around. What to use: Boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into big chunks 2 sweet potatoes, cut into chunks fresh broccoli florets 1 […]

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Cheater’s Chicken Biryani

December 13, 2009

My dirty little cooking secret? I rely waaayyy too much on prepackaged Indian spice mixes when I’m looking to make something quick.  The heart of the matter is that I’m lazy and if I can take a shortcut I will.  It’s not that I don’t make Indian food from scratch, I do.  But not when […]

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