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Chicken and Vegetable Fried Rice

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Aaron wanted to cook tonight. Let me repeat that, AARON WANTED TO COOK. I gasped, teared up, and started doing the electric slide in my living room when he delivered the news. He’s a TERRIFIC cook. He really is. He just never gets the chance to perform in the kitchen since, A) he’s either too […]

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Spring Risotto

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Alright, so it’s been decided! From April 17th through the 23rd I’m going straight-up-now-tell-me vegetarian. This Saturday I’ll post the planned menu and if you would like to, please join me! To get us in the mindset, here’s a lovely vegetarian spring risotto I made Thursday night. Morel mushrooms weren’t available just yet at Whole […]

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To Paella, or Not To Paella

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While on a walk this afternoon with my pooch, I was mentally bouncing around the walls of my fridge and pantry, trying to brainstorm on a simple but flavorful dinner for tonight. My mission was only use what I have, but to make it spectacular. (darn cooking shows.) Freezer: shrimp, chicken sausage, corn (yeah, okay, […]

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Let the Good Times Roll

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Aaah, it’s that time of year again. The early spring rains dampen the city. Downtown pulses with energy as The Big 12 basketball conference gets underway. Visions of seedlings and soil and fresh flowers fill up brain space. And the party of all parties is happening right now in a Southern city filled with culture, […]

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A Wok Down Memory Lane

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I remember growing up during my teenage years in Hobbs, New Mexico, on a very flat street in the middle of the desert. My dad spent many a night tossing different meats and veggies around the stir-fry wok. He loved and I mean loved to stir-fry for the family. Mom got a break and it […]

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Pilaf, Pretty Please.

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So, Aaron had his 2-week follow up appointment this morning for the plethora of nasal surgeries he endured not long ago. I’ll leave out the horrid details, but after some sweaty, squeamish moments in the chair, a near black out and a quick trip home to hang his assaulted face over the sink, the man […]

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Playing With Fire

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I know. I know. I cooked shrimp like 5 minutes ago. But when the man with the dangling nose requests shrimp with green beans and rice, I obey. I jump up and down like a 5-year old girl about to pee her pants because she loves shrimp so much, then I get to cooking. I […]

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Let Your Kitchen Do The Work

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Today was one of those days where I drove home in a brain-fried haze and walked into my house wondering if I was even in the right house.  I remember petting a little black, happy animal.  I’m not sure what it was. As my eyes began to focus, so did my stomach. So, of course […]

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