Monthly Archives: February 2013

Valentine’s Day

Meet Baxter. Yes she’s a calico. Which means she’s a girl. She can handle the name Baxter all the same. What’s it to ya? That aside, she’s an aspiring cook so I’m sure you’ll see more of her.  In the

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Not for dinner quilt

We did not eat this quilt for dinner.  But we did send it off to friends who hopefully will have many a dinner picnic on it.  It all connects…in a way?  I want to keep track of my finished quilting

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Quick spinach and feta strata

Breakfast for dinner? Yes. We found it…The Best Simple Recipe We made it…Just as it said to. We bought unbagged spinach, and were careful to let the grit settle to the bottom of water. We learned that lesson the hard

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Caramel (toffee) brownies

This might be a new record for me. We made a recipe from Smitten Kitchen the day she posted it… We found it…Smitten Kitchen Salted Caramel Brownies We made it…as is, but we over cooked the caramel for more of

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Calzones

We’ve made these before. However, as we were putting them together this time, Chris and I has very little recollection of the process. Yet another reason this blog will be useful! We found it…The New Best Recipe by America’s Test

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Ethiopian style chickpea stew

This is a lovely winter dish. Spicy and satisfying. We found it…Whole foods (print out) We made it…just as they say, with the exception of leaving out the cloves, all spice and fenugreek and reducing the cayenne. We’ve made it

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Easy lo mein with stir fried broccoli and beans

We have only made lo mein once or twice, and it’s been OK. It’s never a hit, but then again, who can compete with takeout? This dish is not authentic and doesn’t even pretend to be. For the lo mein…

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Mushrooms and kale with red quinoa

This dish is filed under the types of dishes that seem so simple I probably wouldn’t like it.  Except that I love it.  I often forget that complicated ingredient lists and pages of instructions don’t always mean that a dish

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