Winter Kale Panzanella

January 31, 2018

Hey, remember the drop biscuits from my last post?  They make another appearance here, as the croutons in this “panzanella.” Now, I thought I was being brilliantly lazy, but it turns out biscuit croutons are totally a thing.  So awesome, I’m not the only person who feels this way! This may be the most hippie/hipster […]

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Ultimate Comfort Food: Chicken Pot Pie

January 29, 2018

One of the things I really enjoy about chicken pot pie is how incredibly versatile it is.  Two crusts? Awesome.  Just the top crust? Great.  Pie crust or puff pastry? You decide! Biscuits instead of crust?  Bring it on! Change up the filling?  Sure, go for it.  It means that you pretty much can’t lose, […]

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Taquitos!

January 13, 2018

Okay, I’ll admit, I love the crappy taquitos you can get in the freezer section at the supermarket.  I mean, half the time, they’re just vehicle for sour cream or guacamole anyway right?  I can’t be the only one on this.  But it is also pretty rewarding to make them from scratch and serve them […]

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Leftover Rice? Time for Rice Pudding!

January 5, 2018

Okay, so it’s not the prettiest looking thing ever. But it’s warm and creamy and oh so easy. Like, really really easy. So, somehow, between my dinners and other residents cooking for themselves while I was off-duty, we ended up with three separate containers (large ones) of leftover rice.  And it’s been cold, so I’ve […]

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Roasted Tomato and Fennel Soup (and an update on Life)

December 27, 2017

Okay, so… it was never a secret that I’m not great at remembering quantities of things when I’m fiddling with a recipe =)  I prefer to just… trust my instincts, as it were.  Which of course, can be problematic.  I know plenty of people who are exact-followers-of-recipes.  And that’s fine! It’s just.. y’know, not how […]

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Creamy Potato and Braised Kale Soup

March 17, 2017

So today is St. Patrick’s Day, and between several events and promotions at work, I managed to find myself heartily sick of corned beef (I know, I was shocked too).  I still wanted, however, to have a sort of thematically appropriate dinner – well, and I felt like I hadn’t been fun and creative in […]

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Coronation Chicken Salad – Vickie’s Variations

March 14, 2017

All right, so let’s talk about Coronation Chicken Salad. It was developed by a couple of Cordon Bleu VIPs, for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 (source: wikipedia) Basically it’s a chicken salad with curry powder added.  But as with most protein salads (or pretty much anything you can find a recipe for) […]

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Red Beans Jambalaya (Vegetarian)

February 27, 2017

Mardi Gras is tomorrow, but since I have rehearsal tomorrow, I figured I would celebrate tonight.  I’ve been eating a bit too much nasty junk food lately, so I was kind of aiming for somewhere between red beans and rice, and jambalaya.  This is packed full of veggies, and can be completely vegan.  And it’s […]

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Cardamom and Cocoa? Absolutely!

February 9, 2017

So, say you’ve just been outside shovelling after a snowstorm.  Amongst my friends, the proper reward for such toils is a nice hot mug of cocoa.  So when my roommates and I got back in from an epic shovelling attack tonight, I went straight for the cupboard. Here’s the thing though – I’m pretty sure […]

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My Standard Weekend Breakfast (Lately)

January 28, 2017

Hi, yes, I know, I’ve been in hiding for a bit.  Life, busy, etc etc. Anyway. So for the past – oh gosh, at least year or so, I’ve found that my weekend breakfast has remained pretty constant – and it’s a treat for me, both to make and consume.  So I figured I’d share. […]

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