Sesame Noodles with Wilted Garden Greens

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Welcome to the very last episode of Why Didn’t I think of That, the chronicle of a wandering, rebellious gypsy through the vast, open terrain of her companions’ masterminds, with the hopes of finding herself and the strength to carry on just one more day. (do what now?) We’ve had so much fun this week! […]

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Lemon-Brown Sugar Chicken

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Weeee’re back! With only two episodes left (I like to pretend this is TV) of Why Didn’t I Think Of That, the tale of a young Kansas woman who desperately needs to wash her hair, but is having more fun pretending she wrote and published all these fabulous cookbooks. But first! An apology. And I […]

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Mexican Turkey Meatloaf

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Happy Halloween! And welcome back to this week’s theme, Why Didn’t I Think of That, the story of a young woman’s journey through the pages of success born from the hands and minds of her foodie peers that she’s not jealous of at all – their cookbooks. In my head I sound like Ira Glass. […]

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Triple Pasta Mash Up

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‘Round here at the Halloweidner headquarters, we’ve definitely been on a scary movie rampage marathon extravaganza, and my soul is seriously feelin’ the remnants. Why do I do this? I’m already jumpier than a grasshopper. I’m already a paranoid lunatic on the loose. But I can’t stop. It’s like, my favorite thing ever! I make […]

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BBQ Chicken-Pizza Soup + Giveaway!

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(this giveaway is now closed) It’s theme week on the http://www.bevcooks.com blog internet website URL! And no, the theme is not Bev Discusses Her Struggle With Nail Biting. Although I’m sure that would be so much fun for you? I’m actually featuring recipes from all my friends’ current cookbooks! Also known as Why Didn’t I […]

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Pan-Seared Salmon with a Pistachio Mint Cream Sauce

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OMG. We have to have a meeting right now. Sooooo I finished Gone Girl yesterday. ohhhhhhhhforthefreakinglove. I’ve had a number of you ask for my final thoughts on the matter, and without any spoilers, I’ve collected my overall take on the ordeal, and I’ve come to a most substantial conclusion: W.T.F.   Part one: SO […]

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Shrimp Simmered in Garlicky Beer Sauce + Giveaway!

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(this giveaway is now closed) (to be sung to the tune of Oh, Susanna) Oh Aida, oh won’t you cook for me! For I’m flippin’ through your new cookbook, and I’ve got yer kitchen key! Yeeee-haw! Guess what today is? No guess! Okay I’ll tell you. It’s the official release of the fabulous (and sickeningly […]

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Crock Pot Chicken Stock

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I swear all I ever want to do is talk about Gone Girl. I’m 77% through it and I CANNOT DO anything else but read the blasted thang. Talk about a screen clicker. Get it? Instead of a page turner? Because I’m reading it on an e-reader? And I click the screen? Instead of turn […]

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Roasted Vegetable and Pesto Minestrone

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This soup looks like my neighborhood right now. Okay and get this. Normally I don’t gravitate towards certain fallish colors, likes the brown and yellow hues. Now, the burnt oranges, deep reds and dark purples? Totally obsessed with. But THIS YEAR? This year I’m loving it all. ALL OF IT. I’m like a loose lion […]

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