Women Rock: Bad Kitty Bakery

October 12, 2012

Sometimes, my life evolves in such a way that I flat out cannot believe that I’m so lucky.  One of those recent evolutions was having a box of baked goods appear magically at my house via postal service, and then getting to eat them and discuss their merits.  Discussing the merits of baked goods is […]

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We Crave: Caramel Apple Cupcakes

September 26, 2012

When I think about Fall I think pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating, and of course, caramel apples. But this year not just caramel apples, but caramel apple cupcakes! They’re easy to make and gooey to eat. What you need: 1 yellow cake mix (plus ingredients to prepare mix) 1 granny smith apple, peeled, seeded, and chopped 1 […]

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We Crave: Butter Chicken

September 20, 2012

Next to jeans and soft fleecy sweatshirts, warm comfort food is one of my favorite things about the cool temperatures that come with Fall. This Butter Chicken Recipe fits the bill perfectly. It is easy to make and gets two thumbs up from everyone in my family—including my one year old who could not stop […]

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10 Pinterest Food and Drink Boards We Love

September 6, 2012

Pinterest has become the proverbial Holy Grail of inspiration for anyone who wants to decorate, laugh, build, get crafty, or cook. It’s as fun to search as it is to pin to, and can turn the least creative person (like me) into a DIY pro. It’s no surprise that the site has turned into the […]

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Thai Mojito Recipe

August 17, 2012

The best Thai food, in my opinion, are the curries.  Rich, assertive, and bizarrely comforting, many rely on coconut milk to soothe tender tongues from the welcome assault of hot chiles and heavy spices.  Growing up in my house, Thai curries were a lunchtime staple, even though my hometown had the ethnic diversity of a […]

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BLT Guacamole

July 27, 2012

I spent many years avoiding BLTs because I hate mayonnaise.  And I spent many years avoiding guacamole because I thought it looked like nasal gunk.  Then someone turned me on to the idea of using avocados instead of mayo to dress a BLT, and lo! It was delicious.  Why shouldn’t it be?  I mean, bread […]

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Crazy Easy Asian Salad Napoleons

July 20, 2012

I’d love to lock this recipe down and say “this is Thai salad” or “this is a Chinese beef dish,” but the reality is that I stole components from a whole bunch of different countries in Asia, and probably bastardized the cuisines of all of those countries to the point where their denizens would cry […]

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The Anti-Snob’s Guide to Cheap Wine

July 18, 2012

I am not mature about wine.  Up until a few years ago, I still fervently believed that an acceptable way to drink wine was in a plastic cup with a few shots of lemon-lime soda.  But now that I am an official, dyed-in-the-wool food snob, I have had to learn to like wines that pair […]

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Roasted Corn Relish

June 26, 2012

I spent two years living in Texas without ever seeing the corn and bean relish known as “Texas Caviar.” Once I got back to Colorado, though, I got hooked on the stuff after trying it at Costco. My Roasted Corn Relish is kind of a riff on that, with some added ingredients to make it […]

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Tabbouleh – A Perfect Summer Salad

June 21, 2012

If you think that salads have to be low-carb, I have fantastic news for you. Two words: grain salad. There is a whole wide world of salad dishes out there that involve fresh veggies, light dressings, and your favorite powerhouse grains. Fuel up with a grain salad, like this twist on the Arabic favorite, tabbouleh. […]

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