Monthly Archives: January 2012

portobello paninis with roasted green beans & mushrooms

last night’s dinner was quick, easy & comforting to eat as we watched the snow fall outside the window. we made these roasted green beans & sliced mushrooms, which i found on pinterest & simple portobello paninis. Advertisements

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smoky bbq chili from oh she glows

tonight was mexican night at mi casa. my parents & i enjoyed spicy shredded beef tacos & smoky bbq chili. next time, i am definitely making either the tacos or the chili because this was way too much food. the excess … Continue reading

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roasted tomato soup & caprese paninis

i pretty much love all food in every form. i don’t discriminate, so almost anything well-prepared tastes good to me.  my mom, on the other hand, is not as food-obsessed as i am, so when she raves about a recipe, … Continue reading

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tunisian garlic & chickpea soup

after going out for dinner with my parents last night, eating entirely too well & being full up until 3 p.m. today, i decided to err on the light side for dinner. i came across this recipe for this tunisian … Continue reading

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smitten kitchen’s russian apple cake

i made this cake for dessert last night & again, at mom’s request, for breakfast this morning. the woman’s got a sweet tooth, what can i say? it’s super easy to make – all you need are apples, sugar, eggs, vanilla … Continue reading

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roasted red peppers stuffed with herbed goat cheese

i love my cousins to death, so what better way to show it than to cook for them? last night, they came over with their parents & i made everyone coq au vin & mashed potatoes with a spinach salad. … Continue reading

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spinach salad with chickpeas & olives

ingredients: -2 cups spinach -1 medium red onion -1/2 can garbanzo beans (about 7 oz.) -1/4 cup feta -1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives -3 medium tomatoes, sliced -olive oil & good balsamic vinegar to drizzle directions: starting with spinach, place … Continue reading

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zucchini au gratin

today was a lonely day at my parents’. all my siblings have gone back to school, leaving me to fend for myself as somewhat of an only child here at home. although being the sole recipient of my mother’s attention … Continue reading

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new year’s eve at cygnus 27

each year, my parents insist that we stay home for new year’s eve & ring in the new year as a family. most of us kids typically disregard that request & go out with our friends for the holiday. this … Continue reading

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the last big splurge: croissants for the final breakfast of 2011

a couple hours before the last stroke of midnight of 2011, i caught the baking bug when i stumbled upon a recipe for these traditional french croissants, which had me at hello. although the process was time-consuming, the end result … Continue reading

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