Parmesan Puffs with Rosemary and Cracked Black Pepper

March 10, 2012

Elegant but easy appetizers made with puff pastry, shaved Parmesan cheese, fresh rosemary, and cracked black pepper, these savory puffs are sure to be a hit! Once again, these were something I thought up while I was at work.  I’m starting to see a correlation here — the busier I am, the more of a […]

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Crockpot Barbacoa Beef

March 4, 2012

Work’s about to get crazy busy for me, so my priority is making sure I don’t have to think about food during the week.  I try to make one dish that’ll provide enough leftovers to cover dinner for a few days. Enter the slow-cooker.  The poor thing only gets broken out a few times a […]

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Aloo Bhorta – Bengali-Style Mashed Potatoes

February 26, 2012

Flavorful and fiery mashed potatoes made with mustard oil, onions, and red chilies, aloo bhorta is the perfect example of Bengali comfort food. Sometimes at random times, often during work, I get a craving for the flavors of my childhood.  Since I live many states away from where I grew up, it’s up to me […]

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Working it

January 14, 2010

I’ve had lots of stuff going on this week, I can’t believe tomorrow is Friday! You can pretty much assume that when you work in taxes, that there is something due around the 15th of every month.  This week we had to finalize year-end projections for 2009 so that we could see if our clients […]

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Bidding adieu to 2009

December 29, 2009

I don’t know about you, but I am READY for 2010 start. 2009 hasn’t been the easiest year for me — not so good job news for both of us and family health scares are some of the biggies.  But enough harping on bad stuff.  Plenty of good stuff happened on this blog, so that’s […]

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Raspberry-Lemon Mini-Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crust

November 15, 2009

I’ll let these speak for themselves. I don’t know what got into me this weekend, but I have been busy in the kitchen!  I did the ricotta gnudi yesterday and tried these out today.   Both are my entries in this week’s BSI contest being hosted by Jenna at Foodie In the City. Now, this is […]

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Herbed Ricotta Gnudi with Shrimp and Pesto

November 15, 2009

Until a couple days ago, if you’d asked me if I would ever consider making gnocchi, I would have said no.   It just sounded so complicated and it would have just been one of those things I would order in a restaurant and never attempt at home. Good thing I changed my mind. After a […]

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Wednesday Fun!

May 27, 2009

Nothing like some giveaways and contests to liven up your Wednesday! Mara is giving away some fabulously cute food blogger jewelry! Don’t miss your chance to win one! Hangry Pants is hosting an Element Bar Giveaway. Check it out and have fun creating your own bar! I know it’s been a while since I’ve participated […]

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Getting back on track . . . and a BSI entry!

April 19, 2009

Ahhhhhhh, what a nice break I had! Got lots and lots of relaxing done and although tomorrow is the start of another work week, at least it will be a normal work week. Tomorrow will also mark the start of getting back on the weight loss wagon for many of us who were thrown off […]

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Yay for 4-day weekends!

April 16, 2009

I did it! I survived another tax season! This one really didn’t seem as horrible as past ones, but working 55-60 hour weeks and working on Saturdays will still wear you down. Didn’t get to sleep in much this morning thanks to my allergies — I woke up sneezing up a storm but thankfully the […]

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