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Mango Cilantro Margaritas

These had a delicious flavor, but were REALLY strong. Next time we’ll reduce the amount of tequila in there a bit… or at least in mine. :) Mango Cilantro Margaritas Makes 2. Recipe from Bon Appetit. Ingredients 1/2 small mango, pitted, peeled, chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1/2 cup 100% blue agave silver tequila...

Beef and Broccoli

Why get take out when you can make it yourself? I swear, you won’t be able to tell the difference between this and the Chinese joint down the street. It’s that good. Beef and Broccoli Makes 3-4 servings. Ingredients For marinade: 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon water...

Pasta Alla Carbonara

A quick and delicious pasta. And unlike many carbonara recipes, this one is not too rich. It’s light and delicious and full of flavor. Pasta Alla Carbonara Makes 4 servings. Recipe from Epicurious. Ingredients 5 oz bacon or pancetta 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup dry white wine 1 lb pasta (any kind would...

Featherlight Chocolate Cake

As good as the Mocha Buttercream Cake is, I can’t enjoy it, as it is chock full of dairy in all its creamy and buttery forms. So, in addition to the massive three layer cake we made this week, I baked myself this beautiful bundt, which can be made completely dairy free. The glaze wasn’t...

Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Chippers

The. World’s. Greatest. Cookies. Period. I mean, chocolate chips, peanut butter, oatmeal? Can it get any better than that? Didn’t think so. The secret ingredient in these yummy cookies is definitely the honey. It keeps the cookies moist and sweet. I recommend doubling this recipe, as these cookies won’t last long! :) Peanut Butter &...

Mocha Buttercream Cake

If you want a delicious cake, this is it. We made a massive one of these for my sister’s graduation this past week, did 4x the recipe. Enough cake for you? If you’re not a coffee lover, you can leave out the espresso in the cake and the frosting, though you’ll be missing out on...