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Salsa-less Quesadillas

What I cooked this week. Inspiration or comedy, you pick. I started this cooking week with Cilantro Chicken. Will was so delighted he bloated himself on it. Then ate it’s leftovers the next afternoon.  He continued to eat all the … Continue reading

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My week in food: mild failure

I can’t compete with all the beautiful food blogs out there. I don’t even want to. But food and cooking is an integral part of my life. It’s not an afterthought. It’s not a chore that endlessly repeats and is … Continue reading

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Meat in bread

I’ve completely failed to even attempt to make a cheese soufflé. Learning to make a soufflé has been on my mind since Thanksgiving and it just isn’t going to happen. Not now anyway. I’ve decided to put it off until … Continue reading

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My cooking life

Learning how to follow a recipe was pretty easy.  Learning why recipes work and how to modify one was more complicated. Learning to make cooking a regular part of my lifestyle was way harder. Like completing one race is an … Continue reading

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Adventures in Turducken

It started as a suggestion. Then it became a persistent request.  I felt it even when it wasn’t there. The need for turducken was growing. A turducken is a chicken stuffed inside a duck, inside a turkey. For a year … Continue reading

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What to bring: Ginger Pumpkin Bread

This is my potluck go to. At a time that you maybe thinking “What should I bring?” I thought I’d share mine. It’s easyish and damn tasty. It’s just unusual enough to feel a little special. I also chose it … Continue reading

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Veggie Fritters

“Have we had this?” Will asks. He made his slightly disgusted and seriously skeptical face. I wanted to show you but he won’t do it on command. This food is really not that strange. It’s really easy and I’m sure … Continue reading

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Finding achievement in a simple salad

This salad is a testament to my years of culinary curiosity.   When I was in my early 20’s fresh out of the dorms I recall having about 3 “meals” I could cook.  They all included canned diced tomatoes and … Continue reading

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Bacon Bean Pesto Potato Salad

I meant to get back to the honeymoon story by sharing some wedding pictures today.  Alas, while we do have power again after the big storm on Friday, I am behind.  It doesn’t help that in two days I’m leaving for Toronto … Continue reading

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Cilantro Chicken

There’s nothing like having your own kitchen for the first time.  In 2007 I moved out of my dad’s house to a studio apartment.  I was determined to learn how to cook.  Dad taught me a love of food and … Continue reading

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