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Liquor Placecards

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We're coming up on party season with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas just a few weeks and months away. I recently saw these liquor placecards, where each person's name is wrapped around a bottle of their favorite kind of alcohol. Wouldn't that be a great idea to implement at a party this season? For bigger parties, [...]

Best Toast Combos

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Admittedly, toast is one of those foods I could eat for every single meal of the day when just cooking for myself. With the right combo, it's one of those bang-for-your-buck meals: super filling and nutrient-dense for how many calories it is. While my all-time favorite combo is a simple poached egg on whole grain [...]

Rainbow Veggie Bowls with Homemade Ranch

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Chances are, if you and I have talked in the last week or so, I've told you about this salad. I have searched high and low for the *perfect* lunch, and I am here to tell you -- I'VE FOUND IT. Now, I take this title seriously. My requirements: 1) Delicious. Duh. But really. By [...]

Summer Sangria Recipes

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I will always have a special place in my heart for sangria. A few months after I moved to New York City, my friend Ashley was my first girlfriend to come visit, and we spent much of the time discovering restaurants and city nightlife together. We stumbled across a great little cocktail and panini bar, [...]

Pesto Gnocchi

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The dictionary defines gnocchi as potato pasta, but it is so. much. more. than just potato pasta. It’s rich, hearty little pillows of flavor that make any old noodle dish pale in comparison. Gnocchi goes great with marinara sauce, alfredo, pesto, or even just sprinkled with parmesan cheese. I whipped up a batch of gnocchi [...]

Harvest Salad

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I've already alluded to how I tend to find a food combo that works for me, and eat it non-stop until I can pretty much never touch it again. Well this blog posts pays tribute to my favorite salad when I lived in California, when life was as good as the Corner Bakeries were plentiful. [...]

Chicken & Mozzarella Rolls

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Although I like to cook, I’m not a chef by any means. If I’m on my own for dinner, I’m easily satisfied with an egg and toast, yogurt and fruit, or any other simple combo. But when I have people over and want to convince them otherwise for a few hours, I love this recipe [...]

Garlic Shrimp

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Oh heeey light summer dinners. We're officially at the time of year when the nights are warm, the days are long, and an ideal dinner is one that lets us spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside enjoying this beautiful season. Enter: the easiest ever garlic shrimp. But not just any garlic [...]

Coconut Macaroons

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Father's Day and my sister's birthday landed on the same day this year, so we all gathered at my parents' house for an afternoon of visiting and eating dessert. Instead of presents, my dad always requests a card and cookies -- his favorite being coconut macaroons. I used this recipe on AllRecipes.com. It's the most [...]

Chicken Piccata & Creamy Parmesan Orzo

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For the first time this year, I checked the 10-day forecast to see days upon DAYS of Seattle sun. And so, it only felt right to match the beautiful weather with a light, lemony, easy spring dinner. I paired chicken piccata with creamy parmesan orzo, then grilled some asparagus and French bread as a side. The [...]