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DIY: Homemade Mozzarella

August 4, 2010

The last time we were buying supplies to brew beer, I spotted a mozzarella kit on the shelf. Homemade mozzarella? Yum! In 30 minute? No way! It’s surprisingly easy to make if you can find the right milk. While straight-from-the-dairy milk is recommended, not everyone has access to such a luxury. Pasteurized milk works fine, [...]

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Homemade Pasta

May 2, 2010
Fresh Pasta

Homemade pasta is very easy to make. It’s not faster than opening a box of Barilla and dropping it into boiling water but it is more satisfying if you’ve got about an hour. And a food processor. And a pasta roller I suppose I could have used my hands to work the raw ingredients into [...]

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DIY: Homemade Frozen Pizza

February 24, 2010
DIY: Frozen Pizzas

It’s not delivery. And it’s not DiGiorno but it is frozen pizza. Frozen pizzas have their appeal – they’re a cheap way to have dinner on the table in 15 minutes. They also have severe drawbacks – the toppings aren’t fresh and a lot of times, even a single slice can be a hidden sodium [...]

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Panko Crusted Sushi: The Alaska Roll

January 4, 2010
Panko-Crusted Alaska Roll

One of our favorite splurge meals is sushi. I like to make it at home but I love going out for sushi. And while I love the variety of the restaurant-specific interpretation of sushi rolls, I’m completely content with an ice cold platter of mini-slabs of fresh fish in front of me. The Foodie Groom? [...]

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DIY: Homemade Yogurt

February 11, 2009

I have discovered Greek yogurt and I love it. As in big-fat-pink-puffy-sparkly-hearts love it. It’s creamy, tangy, and so much thicker and more flavorful than regular yogurt. I am burning through this stuff at a ridiculous pace. It really doesn’t take long to get to the bottom of a container when you bake muffins, Grapefruit [...]

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DIY: Better Hamburger buns

February 8, 2009

I set out this year with with a goal of baking more bread. Muffins, bagels, sandwich bread, hamburger buns, baguettes, meatball sub buns… you name it. And since my husband loves sourdough bread, I have a starter bubbling away, stinking up a corner of the kitchen. Only time will tell if my sourdough starter will [...]

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DIY: Homemade Butter

October 12, 2008

I made homemade butter this morning. I’d like to say that I tapped into some incredibly trendy, inner streak of domesticity for inspiration, but… I’d be lying. I was at home sick and completely bored out of my mind. All My Children was still hours away. Cooking anything would be a complete waste of food [...]

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DIY: Roasted Red Peppers

October 7, 2008

Red bell peppers were on sale this week 2 for $1. I was excited. I stocked up. Those that weren’t cut up and used as a dipper for hummus were destined for the oven.

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