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Soy Lime Pork Tenderloin

Soy Lime Pork Tenderloin

There was a time when “grilling” meant one of two things: Dinner was at my parents’ house and Dad was cooking burgers or chicken, or I was plugging in a little counter top appliance endorsed by a former pro heavyweight boxer in my apartment. I was scared of the real deal and used to leave [...]

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Levain Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

All good cookies start out the same: as good cookie dough. My husband prefers his cookies as “pre-cookies” – cold and uncooked lumps of dough straight from the mixer bowl while dodging my dough scoop. And growing up? So did my siblings and I. There was no fighting over who would get to lick the [...]

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DIY: Homemade Frozen Pizza

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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Cranberry Walnut Bagels with Hazelnut Cream Cheese

Half-Wheat Bagels with Hazelnut Cream Cheese

I’m not really that decent of a couponer but I do try. There aren’t really coupons for the stuff that we usually buy but every once in a while I’ll score a good deal that makes me absolutely giddy. Last week, I ended up with free King Arthur Bread Flour and a jar of yeast. [...]

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Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas & Freezer Meal Ideas

Chicken Enchiladas for the freezer

With Foodie Baby’s impending arrival, I started thinking about ramping up our deep freezer inventory. As soon-to-be first-time parents, we’ve been told countless times over the last several months that we’re going to be too tired to cook so we should make sure that we have a freezer full of food or delivery on speed-dial. [...]

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

There’s something about cold weather that makes me want a warm, full belly and food that I can eat with a spoon our sip from a mug. Hot chocolate, chicken pot pie, chili, and mashed potatoes go into heavy rotation when the temperature dips below 55. And so does soup. I can be wide awake [...]

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Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil, and Parmesan Muffins

[Take a large, super unlady-like bite of muffin.] [Lick fingers, wipe on jeans.] [Enter a witty antedocte that somehow relates to food and marriage.] [Or not.] [Click Post.] Another batch of savory muffins using the “master recipe” from 1 Mix, 100 Muffins. I loaded these muffins with sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, and a mound of [...]

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Scallion and Goat Cheese Muffins

I put all new cookbooks go through an initiation process, of sorts. Maybe it’s more of an orientation. I read each book, cover to cover, once. Well-written books like those from The Pastry Queen find their way to my nightstand Then I sit next to my husband on the couch while he plays Gears 2 [...]

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