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Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

For years I would never get anywhere near canned cranberry sauce. The stuff is just scary looking. Its shaped like the can it was packaged in and it has the same consistency as Jello although it is not Jello. Plus its not very sweet. I know its not supposed to […]

Beef, Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

If I’m making a meatless dish, I usually have to be pretty creative about it. Like me, Tom grew up where dinner consisted of meat and potatoes. Variances were rare. Unlike me, he still can’t get it out of his head that dinner doesn’t need to be that way. I […]

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes

I love cream cheese. It’s the only way I will eat a bagel. I put it with salsa and dip tortilla chips in it. I love it as a frosting. I could practically eat it plain. Even with all of that said, I’m not a huge fan of cheesecake. Maybe […]

Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto

All week I couldn’t wait to make this recipe. I have a serious obsession with risotto and when the idea to add shrimp and asparagus came into my head, I knew I had to try it out right away.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Roll Ups

It was a really ugly rainy day on Sunday and I didn’t make it to the grocery store until close to 4 PM. I gave up on making the pierogi that night and figured I would do it on Monday. Well, it turned out to be quite the disaster. I’m […]

Garlic Parmesan Potato “chips”

So I lied. I was planning on making homemade french fries with tonight’s meal but when I pulled out the potatoes I had a new idea. Of course I couldn’t decide whether I wanted garlic Parmesan or Old Bay seasoning on them, so I decided to make both.

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Yesterday I said that since I don’t have any dinners to blog this week I would probably make a dessert today. I was flipping through my baking binder and this one popped out at me. I love snickerdoodle cookies. They’re light and fluffy and covered in cinnamon and sugar. They […]

Emeril’s Shrimp Fried Rice

The night that I made this was a gigantic disaster. Tom had told me that his brother was going to come over for dinner. The apartment was a mess but I figured I could get the kitchen cleaned up before he got there. I left work and then proceeded to […]

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

What do you do on a cold rainy day? Buy more strawberries than necessary and make chocolate covered strawberries. Well, at least that is what I did. Usually I’ll buy the little plastic container of chocolate that you stick in the microwave until it melts, but I forgot to pick […]