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Fried Goat Cheese and Strawberry Salad

Never underestimate the power of a log of goat cheese. Especially when it’s been coated with ground almonds and panko breadcrumbs and lightly fried until crispy on the outside and warm on the inside. Nestled on a bed of fresh lettuces and sweet strawberries, it makes for a delicious warm-weather salad. Granted, it’s best enjoyed...

Sugar Cookie Bars

I used to have an obsession with Grandma’s Sugar Cookies. You know, the giant pink frosted ones. It’s been quite some time since I’ve had one, and recently I’ve been craving that sugary goodness. So when I saw this recipe for sugar cookie bars, I knew I had to make them immediately. Whereas typical sugar...

How Does Your Garden Grow?

I’ve had quite a few people ask about our little garden. I’ve mentioned it a few times in posts, and if you follow me on twitter you may have seen my periodic snapshots and updates on it’s progress. Because you really could call it progress. Amazing how in a matter of weeks (days, actually), you...

Oven Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts

I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for some time now… ever since I was paired with my newbie blogger and saw it on her blog. So simple, but it works so well. The recipe originally called for puff pastry, which I always have a hard time finding. So I took the opportunity to use up some...

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Carrots and Honey

If you had been standing in the hall 2 minutes before this picture was taken, you would have heard me snapping happily away with my camera (I typically take anywhere from 20-40 shots of each dish, increasing my odds of getting a good one I say), quickly followed by “Oh crap! I forgot the parsley.”...

Salmon with Sweet Chili Glaze, Sugar Snap Peas, and Pea Tendrils

Pea tentrils are one of those ingredients that I assume I’ll never be able to find. I was so optimistic about my chances that I wrote off this recipe immediately, knowing I would never be able to find those all-important greens. This particular issue of Bon Appetit had two delicious-sounding salmon dishes: this one, and...