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Balsamic Braised Mushrooms and Couscous

What do you get when you have a meal planned of portobello black bean burgers with corn salsa, but Lindsay neglects to buy black beans at the store? Well, you spread the ingredients you do have over the counter, and figure out what you can make with it in the least amount of time possible....

Smoked Salmon Flautas

Corn tortillas + deep frying = more trouble than these are worth. They had a really good flavor and tasted great when they were done, but it was a real ordeal getting there. Next time, we’ll use flour tortillas, and pan-fry them in a few tablespoons of oil instead of an inch, just so they...

Linguine with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Basil

Ok, so here’s the thing. Sometimes we do good. We find fantastic recipes and we enjoy them. Other weeks, we don’t do so good. This might be one of those weeks. While I wouldn’t call this bad, it wasn’t jaw-dropping good. Taylor liked it more than I did. I love basil, asparagus, garlic, shrimp, and...

Fresh Spinach with Garlic-Yogurt Sauce

This was, well, interesting. I thought it had a nice flavor. The garlic yogurt really pulled it all together. Next time we’ll pre-cook the rice though – it took much longer than the 10 minutes in the recipe and use much more than a few tablespoons of water before the rice was even close to...

Soy Sake Shrimp with Ginger Aioli

The flavor in this dish was incredible. The marinade really does wonders for the shrimp. The aioli is good, but the shrimp would still be fabulous without it. Soy Sake Shrimp with Ginger Aioli Recipe from Epicurious. Makes 4 servings. Ingredients 1/2 cup soy sauce 2 green onions, chopped 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2...

Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

This is my favorite pie of all time. No joke. It’s so quick and easy but tastes like it took 3 days to make. Easy to make it dairy free as well… just substitute tofutti cream cheese for regular cream cheese, you’ll never know the difference! (Who would’ve thought Cool Whip has no milk in...