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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Slow Cooker “Tuscan Cream Soup” (ripped off from BIG CHAIN ITALIAN RESTAURANT)

November 28, 2015

This brings me back to shortly after college, when my best friend from high school and I were still living in our hometown, and we were rather at loose ends with ourselves (I eventually wised up and moved back East) – and we would often drown our sorrows at *Big Chain Restaurant* that always offered […]

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Whoa, how long has THAT been there? All right, time to make a curry!

August 24, 2015

Do you ever go look in the back of your fridge, and have this moment of “whoa, I still have that?  I’ve got to use that up like, TODAY.” That happened to me the other night, after I finally gave up on my lofty goal of making green smoothies every day for my health. (I […]

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