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A Birthday and a Very Tall Cake.

Yesterday was Taylor’s birthday, and there is no such thing as a birthday without cake. And rather than allow Taylor to indulge his sweet tooth on the $1 slices of Kroger cake he loves to sneak into the shopping cart from time to time, I decided to put that cake to shame and bake a...

Crispy Black Bean Tacos with Feta and Cabbage Slaw

Tacos don’t need meat. In fact, sometimes they can be much more hearty and satisfying without it. Case in point: these delicious and meatless black bean tacos. Don’t skimp here and buy pre-made hard taco shells, the fresh tortillas are cooked until crisp with the black bean filling inside them, making for a perfectly crunchy...

Wonton Noodle Soup

This is like the Asian version of chicken soup – rich, comforting, delicious, especially on a cold day. And right now, as I’m watching the snowflakes coming down outside, it sounds just about right. So much for moving out of Colorado to get away from the snow… though I guess I can deal with it...

Chicken Stir-fry with Yams, Red Cabbage, and Hoisin

So it might sound unusual, but it’s actually quite delicious. I’ve been noticing sweet potatoes creeping into things more and more lately, and more often than not it’s a pleasant surprise. Like a stir fry. You’re not expecting a sweet potato, yet it works – and it works well. Just be warned – while leftovers...

Bell Pepper, Red Onion, and Goat Cheese Pizza

Pizza again! We’ve definitely been exploring the nearly-cheeseless pizzas lately, as they satisfy both of our constant cravings for pizza. My cravings because pizza is something I can’t have unless it has very little or no cheese (rare), and Taylor craves it because I can’t have it he doesn’t get it often and goes through...

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

It happened again. I had one of my cupcake visions. And I couldn’t shake it. I kept thinking about these cupcakes, constantly, even dreamed about them multiple times. And much like the last ones, the only way to stop obsessing was to hunker down and make them. So I did. What’s odd about this is...