recipe review

Tenderest Cardamom Pancakes

May 29, 2015

I’ve happily eaten yogurt for many years, but it has only been within the past few that I’ve transitioned from being merely a yogurt consumer to a yogurt user as well.  You see, it took me a while to appreciate how versatile yogurt is and how it can be used in so many different ways. […]

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Cookbook Review and Giveaway: Basic To Brilliant, Y’all + Deviled Chicken Thighs Recipe

January 21, 2013

I’m starting to feel a bit like Ellen and Oprah with the giveaways I’ve been doing lately.  Not that it’s a bad thing!  I like having the opportunity to share fun stuff with my readers. As you know, I am a self-proclaimed cookbook addict and love finding new gems to add to my ever-growing collection. […]

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Recipe Review: Saucepan Oatmeal Cookies

February 11, 2012

A simple oatmeal cookie recipe that uses a saucepan as the only bowl and doesn’t require breaking out the hand-mixer. Sounds perfect for me and my lazy tendencies, right? I’ve been having visions of making oatmeal cookies studded with dark chocolate chips and dried blueberries.  However, I’ve never made oatmeal cookies before, so I was […]

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Recipe Review: Pioneer Woman’s Crash Hot Potatoes

December 2, 2009

Full disclaimer here:  I absolutely LOVE potatoes in pretty much any form, unless it involves cilantro, bleu cheese, goat cheese, or some other Spiceaholic-repellant. If you haven’t heard of Ree Drumond, aka “The Pioneer Woman,” then please do yourself a favor and go visit her site.  Your tummy will thank you. And while you’re at it, look […]

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Recipe Review: French Yogurt Cake

June 24, 2009

This cake is so French — simple yet elegant. There, I said it. I’d heard of French yogurt cake before and found a recipe for it in Dorie Greenspan’s book Baking: From My Home to Yours that I had intended to try, but I ended up finding an even easier version on Recipezaar. Why I […]

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May Book Club Lunch

May 31, 2009

Now if you’ve read earlier posts, you know that some friends and I have our own book club and try to meet each month. We started last May, so this month’s meeting marked our 1-year anniversary! While we haven’t met every month due to life getting in the way sometimes, we have met most months. […]

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Recipe Review – Lemony Salmon with Yogurt-Dill Sauce

April 21, 2009

Doesn’t that look soooo good? I’ve talked about my cookbook buying obsession before on here. It was pretty bad last year — I don’t even want to think about how much I spent! Well, I figured it was time I started cooking out of them. And since I’m back on the healthy eating wagon, a […]

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Beef cooked with whole spices

August 24, 2008

Forgive the pun, but lately I’ve been working on “beefing” up my Indian cookbook collection. I’m in one of those gotta-have-it moods and this just happens to be the theme this time. So expect some more experiments when I get the time. I’ve always regarded Madhur Jaffrey as THE Indian cookbook authority. It probably has […]

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Recipe Review: Shrimp and Orzo with Cherry Tomatoes and Romano Cheese

April 21, 2008

Disclaimer: I was experimenting with our old digital camera today, please forgive me for the ugly picture. I love the combo of pasta, shrimp, and garlic, if previous posts haven’t been obvious enough. I’ve had this recipe from Cooking Light saved in my recipe file for what seems like forever and finally decided it was […]

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Recipe Review: Sesame Brown Rice Salad with Chicken

April 20, 2008

It feels great to be blogging again! For those of you who aren’t aware, I’m a CPA, so from January to mid-April I’m pretty busy with taxes and thus have little to no free time. This also means I rarely cook and I sure as hell don’t have the energy or brain-power to write fun […]

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