Buffalo Chicken Rolls

buffalo chicken rolls

I’m thinking we’re very comfortable together at this point, me and you. You and me. At best, we’re virtual soul mates bonded through food and cooking. At worst, we’re in a one-sided pen pal relationship and you’re not keeping up your end of the bargain. I’m tired of paying for postage when you never write…

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Two Simple Recipes to Make Life Easier

This week I whipped up two super simple, super satisfying recipes for Foodista that I’d love to share. The first is a silky, smooth cheddar cheese sauce that comes together in under ten minutes. You read that right: Ten minutes. I can barely count to ten in ten minutes, so you might consider this one…

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My Edible Birthday

  Just for a fun change of pace, I thought I’d share all of the lovely eating that ensued on my birthday yesterday. It’s an illustration of me eating exactly what I wanted, and reveling in every delicious minute. Breakfast: Whole wheat sour cream pancakes drizzled with pure maple syrup. Mid-morning: Fluffernutter Nutella cupcake lovingly…

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Whole Wheat Sour Cream Pancakes

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Today is my 26th birthday, and I feel nothing short of elated. One part overjoyed and one part overwhelmed with gratitude….for giving me the chance to share my life, through food, with you. I’d like to thank the internet for how far we’ve come. Really. Because blogging, well, it’s felt a whole lot like a…

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Because Jeans Are Motivators Too

There are so many motivations to losing weight. And largely, I cover the ones deep below the surface. The ones that really mean something, that stick with you longer than those jeans you’re jonesing to wiggle into. I figure, there are enough magazines and ad campaigns and billboards to tell us and tell us and…

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Thai Basil Turkey Meatballs

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Until last Friday, I had all but banished ground turkey from my life. Somewhere in the last two months, I realized it just wasn’t cutting the mustard- flavor-wise, texture-wise, you name it, turkey lacked it. So I did what any self-respecting eater would do: Wrote it a Dear John, sent it packing, and tried desperately…

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Shrimp Cakes

  This may startle you: I have difficulty following recipes. Strange, I know, considering my obsession with baking and the art of perfection. And maybe it’s not recipes for cakes, cookies, and cream puffs that make me squirm at the very thought of precise completion, but more the ones for savory stuff. Cooking. Whereas with…

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Baked Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders

chicken-tenders

  I am over the moon with coconut. Head over heels, batting my eyelashes, can’t get enough, wish it would call me more often, think the sun rises and sets by…coconut. So, as you might imagine, toasted coconut takes my love to the tenth power, multiplied by infinity. Alarming levels of love and dependency are…

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The Easiest Lemon Chicken Cordon Bleu

Truth: I cook all of the meals that I eat during the week on the weekend. Yes. Each Sunday morning, there’s a crumpled and crotchety old piece of notebook paper set atop my kitchen counter with a list of dinners that are previously decided delicious. And there I am, standing in my two-day-worn jammies, hair…

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Lighter Baked Stuffed Shrimp

healthy baked stuffed shrimp

I don’t slow down all that often. Because well…rest is like an activity, and I tend to view all activities in the same, “hey we’ll fit it all in at some point!” way. It’s not that I don’t get tired. It’s not even that I find masochism’s shoulder particularly comfortable to lean on. It’s just that I’m…

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Eat What You Love. Eat What You Crave.

  I distinctly remember pulling through the drive through window of McDonald’s in the twilight of a wintery Tuesday with my best friend six years ago.   Everything about it was regular. We were doing the usual. A late night drive listening to the best bleeding heart singers with no fan base nor big time…

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