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Almost Homemade Pumpkin Pie!

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When I say almost homemade, I mean I cheated on making the crust and bought a graham cracker crust from the grocery instead of making my own. I also don't have a pie pan, so I needed to buy the graham cracker crust so I had something to bake the pie in! Other than that, this pie was all hand made! I got the recipe from my local grocery and…

Cooking with Apples!

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As I just recently went apple picking, I wanted to try some apple recipes, since I don't cook all that often. I really enjoyed baking with these apples I picked though! It was a blast! Apple Crisp for Two 3 yellow delicious apples 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup flour  1/4 tbsp of cinnamon 1/3 tsp of salt 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) softened butter For topping: 1/4…

Farmer’s Market Veggies + Crab

Life, Local Flavor

Every Friday close to us there is a little farmer's market! It only has about 3 stalls that get set up, but they have great produce, and one is a kick butt baker with AMAZING bread! Since we had a pound of frozen crab legs in the freezer, we decided to pick up doe veggies to steam as a side dish! Snow crab legs are my favorite!  Here is how…

Summer Recipe – #SummerBloggerChallenge

Blogging, Life

I am madly in love with two appliances in my kitchen. One being my food processor (salsa galore!) and the second being my crock pot! (Stew, soup, and pot roasts YES!) Sometimes it feels weird using a crock pot in the middle of summer...since it feels like it's mad for making fall/winter type recipes. But! We don't have a grill, so that's out, and sometimes I just crave a pot…

First time Risotto & Steaks

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I've never cooked risotto before, but risotto is one of my favorite dishes to order if I'm out! I grabbed this recipe from A Beautiful Mess, which is one of my favorite blogs ever! I added 1 tsp of lemon vest though. Although, I didn't have a cast iron pan that I could move right into the oven from the stove top...and I think that's why it didn't turn out…

Veggie Burgers & Homemade Fries

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Now that it's warm outside, it's the time for grilling!! Sadly....we can't have a grill here! D: I don't even have a balcony anyways and there is no shared grill on the roof! (Tarter sauce!) We instead we make do with some oven baked veggie burgers....and MAN they are tasty! Recipe is taken from  Thug Kitchen:  2 cups chopped fresh spinach 1 cup chopped onion 3 cups cooked kidney beans…

Taco Night Remix

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We all know I love taco night! This time we tried something new though! Last grocery trip I begged for taco night so we picked up chorizo sausages! That was the meat to our tacos, here's what we did! The cooking: A coated the pan with about 2 tablespoons or so of olive oil (enough to cover the entire bottom of a 10" pan) He then added a pinch of cayenne…

Spicy (to me) Curry

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Ingredients:  4 potatoes, peeled and cubed

 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
 1 yellow onion, diced
 3 cloves garlic, minced
 2 teaspoons ground cumin
 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

4 teaspoons curry powder

 4 teaspoons garam masala
 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and minced

 2 teaspoons salt

 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained 

1 (15 ounce) can peas, drained

 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk 1 bag of frozen vegan chicken strips Boil your…

Puppy Chow!

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I'm actually shocked I never thought to post about this before now! I basically survived on this snack for the past 3 years!! Puppy Chow (or perhaps you know it by another name?) is one of my allll time favorite snacks to make ever, and it's super simple to do to! Even I can do it all by myself with no help from anyone!  What you need is:9 cups Rice…

Vegetarian Bean Soup

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Soup is one of my favorite things to cook! I LOVE soup!! It also goes great with grilled cheese, so that's another plus! Anyways, I've had a lot of veggie stock in my pantry for a while that I haven't gotten around to using and I realized there was a cool looking recipe on the side of the box. Well, that was the perfect opportunity to cook a new soup!…