Chicken in a Mustard-Cream Sauce with Roasted Veggies


The weather could not be more perfect. The lilac bushes could not be more fragrant. My dog could not be more semi-clean. My book could not be more completely read. My laundry could not be more laundered and put away. My groceries could not be more bought. These jalapeno and cheddar kettle chips could not […]

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Indian Shrimp Curry Soup


Tonight I’m going to an Italian cooking class and I am so so SO excited. It’s even located at my most favorite Italian restaurant in town. A friend of mine organized it and the guest list is tiny, so it’s going to be intimate and perfect. I’m pretty sure that I’m going to sob the […]

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Spring Risotto


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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Arugula and Salmon Salad – And a Challenge!


So today on Oprah she challenged her Harpo staff to a 7-day vegan diet. I have to say, it inspired me. I’m ready to take on a stimulating health challenge! But I can’t decide between vegetarian or vegan. So, my question to you is: Who’s with me? Which diet should we take on together? Oh […]

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Beef Drip Sandwich Au Jus


I didn’t plan on cooking meals that involve shredded meat two nights in a row. Really, I didn’t. Maybe it was the innards of my soul cavity reaching out to my subconscious through the vessels and the lining of the euphoric parcel of my heart petals, whispering glorious cravings of the exquisite and delicate nature […]

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Smokey Shredded Chicken Tostadas


A few things about today: 1) My sunhat that blew onto my neighbor’s roof was stuck in his gutter overnight, and has since disappeared. Oops. 2) I’m this close to murdering my dog every time the mail man arrives. 3) I non-embarrassingly purchased Haley Reinhart’s (from American Idol) single “Benny and the Jets” from itunes […]

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Angel Hair with Peppers, Greens and Shrimp


I’m back! What a whirlwind of a week. I witnessed the birth of my niece. I changed a few dirty diapers. I held and bonded with her while my sister and her husband napped. I smelled her little head. I touched her little lips to make them pucker. I cried a lot. I breastfe….kidding! No, […]

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