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Beer-Braised Turkey Tacos

The fact that I almost forgot about this dinner makes me very very sad. I think the issue is that kitten pictures are taking over my computer, pushing the food photos farther and farther back into the depths of my iphoto. Hey, you can’t blame me. I mean, just look what I’m dealing with: Yeah....

Sundried Tomato Risotto

Risotto is like the wonder food. Seriously. You can throw just about anything in it, and as long as you use a good quality or homemade chicken broth, you’d be hard pressed to come out with a bad one. Some of our favorites have been butternut squash, leek, and herb. If you’ve never tried risotto,...

Chef’n Giveaway Winner (and Oh My Gelato!)

A huge congratulations goes out to Cristina, whose lucky entry #124 won her that amazing Chef’n gift set! Another thank you goes out to the kind folks at Chef’n for sponsoring such a lovely giveaway! And now I’d like to show you something… and I hope you are sitting down because this one will knock...

Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna with Swiss Chard

Lasagna without noodles? Indeed. And you won’t even notice they’re missing. Originally this was supposed to be ‘rolls’ of eggplant with ricotta filling and then topped with cheese. But silly us didn’t really read through the recipe before starting, and Taylor had cut the eggplant in half before slicing (therefore making the possibility of a...

Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

It’s been over 3 years (that I can remember) since I’ve eaten cheesecake. And I didn’t miss it at all. I don’t remember craving it. Yearning for it. Wanting to bake, order, or eat it. And I was fine with that; there were plenty of cookies and cupcakes to go around, I didn’t need cheesecake,...

Salmon With Brown Butter, Almonds, and Asparagus

Would you all hate me if I all I had to say about this dinner was… Yum. Ok, maybe I have some more to say, because this meal was so incredibly simple I think Taylor and I were in a state of shock when we sat down to eat less than 15 minutes after we...