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Sesame Noodles with Peanuts and Basil

It feels so good to be cooking again. I didn’t know how much more eating out my stomach (and wallet) could take… This is a great summer meal. They can be served hot or cold, and make GREAT leftovers the next day (in fact, it may have been better the next day!). We added some...

Mango & Avocado Salad with Citrus Dressing

We’re back! And we’re in Tennessee! If you’ve wondered where we were this past month, well, we’ve been all over the place. But the move is over and we’re setting in to our new digs. The kitchen in our new place is fantastic, it might be the main reason we chose this place. Anyways, we...

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...