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Salmon Steaks & Bok Choy

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I have had this cookbook for ages (since high school) that I've only used a handful of times. It's quite lovely since it's separated into sections based on the seasons, which I really love, and all the dishes are rather simple to cook! As I stand here staring at it down on my counter I am telling myself that I will use it more! I'd love to cook every dish…

Finally Using my Orzo

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I've had Orzo in my pantry for a while that I was scared to use, because I didn't really know how to use it! Last night I didn't feel like going out to pick up new ingredients for a soup, so I sat on my counter and wondered what else I could make. I thought back to my pasta in a pot post, and thought, "Well, Orzo might be really…

Taco Night!!

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Ask my boyfriend, I have been craving/begging for tacos for almost a month now. FINALLY my calls have been answered and we set a date for taco night! We shopped for most of the stuff at Aldis, which was pretty good! (I only ended up getting shredded lettuce and an onion at my normal grocery. I'm a pansy when it comes to spicy food, so my perfect taco is: Ground…

Sorta Cooking: My favorite Lunch

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This is easy food, so it's not really like I'm sharing an enshrined recipe that has been passed down through the family through ancient scrolls. BUT! This is without a doubt my favorite lunch of all time…what is it? You may ask, wondering why I'm dragging this out for so long…well…you're right I should stop now. It's grilled cheese and soup!! (If that was a let down, I apologize) I've…

Mum's Holiday Cookies

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I thought I'd share with you an ancient recipe passed down through the family…..okay I lied, my mom cut it out of a gold medal flour bag way back when and now we make them every year, but shhhh, I try to make it sound more impressive than it is. Anyways, I will share our cookie recipe with you! I love them, they are SO GOOD! Yum! Called Fudgy Oatmeal…

Pasta all in one pot

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I love pasta (carbs in general actually) and I've been wanting to cook more and more ever since Thanksgiving and stew making. I feel more confident in the kitchen than I did before as well! (Which is fantastic, considering I felt absolutely no confidence in the kitchen before) I saw this idea before, I think on Pinterest, and then looked it up again recently. It's easy and super tasty! I…

Thanksgiving dinner!

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The first time I've ever been a part of cooking Thanksgiving dinner! WHOA! My boyfriend did most of the heavy duty things: Stuffing, green bean casserole, and most of the turkey. I did the turkey brine and the potatoes! :) I used the recipe off Beautiful Mess for the potatoes and it was awesome!! No one in my family brined a turkey before, so this was totally new, and totally…

Early Christmas Gift – Crock Pot

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This may sound silly, but I guess I've gotten to that point in life where I ask for a crock pot for christmas. My mother gave me one when I visited home to help with the move (since they apparently had 4 crock pots for some reason….and 4 typewriters….all of which are now mine as well) So! Now I'm super excited! I love making stews and things like that so…

Gnocchi for Dinner!

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Today we home cooked our dinner! I'm not really a big cook even though I have a lovely kitchen! (I should really try to cook more often!) Sarah wanted to make Gnocchi, the Southern Italian variety! That means that it's made with cheese instead of potato! It's super good and only needs three ingredients! Plus it's fun to make with a friend, or a significant other It's easy to make.…