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Support for Sandy: Barley and Vegetable Soup

Last week I found out that one of the bloggers I follow, Jenn Cuisine was hosting a blogging event today called Support for Sandy.  On Monday, October 29th a super storm named Sandy began to wreak havoc on the eastern seaboard. Meteorologists and National Hurricane Center employees had various models […]

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some days, you just need a tower of cookies. Especially when those cookies come from Cooking Light magazine and say that they are only 96 calories each. You would think knowing this would help you eat less of them, because hey, 100 calories snacks are cool, but these are just so […]

SRC: Turkey and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich Braids

There is one downside to receiving your Secret Recipe Club assignment during your lunch break on a particular rainy and blah Monday afternoon. That being, you get so entranced looking at recipes that you completely forget to eat your lunch. I couldn’t help it though. When something (anything really) in […]

Seafood Stew

I was clicking around on Amazon the other week and somehow it lead me to this new cookbook. As I’ve mentioned before, years ago I did the Abs Diet with great success. I’ve half-heartedly tried it a few times again without any real results, but when I saw this cookbook […]

Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Hurricane Sandy update, 9:32 AM: We lost power yesterday around 4:30 PM. I found one reason to like my gas stove; I could still heat up dinner. Honestly, I was impressed we had power as long as we did. The wind gusts were scary. Power is still out, but we […]

Nichole’s Famous Crab Dip

Hurricane Sandy Update: 1:20 PM EST:I decided to use my blog as a way to update what is happening in my little part of the world while Sandy comes through and destroys everything in her path. I’m located north of Baltimore and my apartment is actually on the water, but […]

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Shrimp & Garlic Toast

I decided that this fall and winter I would try to try a bunch of different soups. One of the first ones on my list was this red pepper soup for its simplicity. I envisioned a hearty soup with pieces of sweet red pepper combining with shrimp and a nice […]

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Back in September we had a small summer party for work. One of my coworkers always offers up his yard/house to us and we hire a friend of his to do the catering. One of the things the caterer made for the party this time was a corn and black […]

Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice

Fried rice was the first form of Chinese food I’d ever tried. I was about 4 years old and my dad had ordered beef chow mein which usually comes with white rice, but they substituted fried rice instead. I was an extremely picky child and I remember looking at each vegetable in […]

Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice

Fried rice was the first form of Chinese food I’d ever tried. I was about 4 years old and my dad had ordered beef chow mein which usually comes with white rice, but they substituted fried rice instead. I was an extremely picky child and I remember looking at each vegetable in […]