Lo Mein

I keep trying to get Lo Mein right each time I make it because I’m really sick of eating rice with asian dishes, but I can’t seem to get the knack of it. I’ve tried different types of noodles and several different recipes but alas it doesn’t ever seem to turn off the way I’d …

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Twice Baked Potatoes

Sunday night is always my “make something nice” night of the week. This is because I typically have all day Sunday to plan and prepare the meal. I also often invite my in-laws over for dinner Sunday night, because if I make a big meal its nice to have others to share it with so …

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Chocolate Cherry Mousse

One of my absolute favorite desserts to make is chocolate mousse. I have a recipe I consider pretty much foolproof. So this is one of my go to desserts to serve. This weekend I decided to tweak the recipe and try to make a variation that was chocolate and cherry flavored. The cherry flavor came …

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Thanksgiving week was a big cooking and experimentation week for me. The last night my parents were in town I decided to make chocolate cream pie for dessert. I’d seen a recipe from Smitten Kitchen that I thought looked good. The only issue was it had a pastry crust and I’m terrible at making pie …

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Cucumber Kimchi

I really like spicy food and cucumbers. So one of my favorite things is the little side dish at Korean restaurants which has the flavor of kimchi but the vegetable is cucumbers. I’ve tried several spicy asian cucumber salad recipes in an attempt to find something as good as this. While they all are tasty …

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Almond Butter Cookies

Growing up peanut butter cookies were one of my favorite cookies my grandmother would make. My brother and grandfather liked them too. So it was pretty common for them to be the cookie found in jars on the top shelf in my gram’s kitchen next to the fridge. Besides cookies, I’m not the biggest fan …

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Homemade granola bars

I’ve been trying to use up different things in my pantry that I bought when I was feeling kind of adventurous in my food choices. Many of these things are alternative grains like farro, black rice, and quinoa. I like granola bars a lot and thought it would be cool to use some of these …

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Taco Salad

Some nights I just want something relatively easy to make for dinner because I’m tired or because I have to take el nino (aka my son) to swimming lesson. Last night was one of those nights. The previous evening I’d planned on grilling steak but the weather didn’t cooperate. As a result I had a …

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