Baked Falafel with Lemon Tahini Sauce

  Uh hi, hello, Paris? I’m sorry, I’m trying to reach France – the country not the Hilton. Sure, I’ll wait. I understand the confusion. Oh hi, hello there! My name is Andrea Mitchell and I just wanted to speak with someone about the food there.     No, not the crepes. Uh uh not…

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Lemon Garlic Tuna Burgers

  You know, I was feeling pretty darn proud o’ myself for not having burnt my house down yet. I mean, think about the amount of time I spend cooking and baking and reheating and reheating and cooking and lamenting that I don’t have a blow torch for things like crème brulee and scaring Daniel….

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14 Things You’ll Never Need to Know About Me

…but aww shucks I’ll tell you anyway. I got my two front teeth knocked out on a seesaw and missed them dearly for much of my childhood. The song,“All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth,” still haunts me to this day. Peanut butter and fluff sandwiches are without question my favorite thing…

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Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos

Twelve very important life lessons I learned last weekend: Given the amount of baking I do, I need to always wash butter down the drain using the cold faucet so that the butter clumps and flows right on through. Hot water causes the butter to melt and coat the lining of your pipes, eventually leading…

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Light and Healthy Vegetarian Lo Mein

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Chinese food was maybe the hardest of cuisines to reintroduce to my life after losing weight. During that year of losing 135 lbs, I eschewed General Gao, anything Kung Pao, and even my beloved crab rangoon. I learned quickly, through CalorieKing and browsing recipes, that there was no easy way to budget calories, or Weight…

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Three Cheese Baked Ziti

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  You should know that I love Oprah. Love Oprah. Love Oprah. Love Oprah. And also, I love Oprah. Winfrey, for those of you who weren’t sure. I know that I’m not alone. I get that in a hierarchical sense, she’s throned somewhere between Jesus, Santa, and the first person to finesse cocoa beans into…

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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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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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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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French Onion Soup

I’ve been to Paris. I spent a week there, traipsing about the Louvre, chicly knotting my knock-off silk scarf and standing up straighter than usual, daintily sipping cafe au lait, and mostly, asking the kindly gentlemen working crepe carts if they would  “please use a heavier hand with the Nutella.” Something is always lost in…

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Chicken in Creamy Mustard Marsala Sauce

Ahhh to be home. It smells like only home can. Sweet and buttery, like Eau de Paula Deen, I imagine. It feels familiar, comfortable, and nostalgic. The floorboards sigh and squeal at just the same coordinates they did as I used to tip-toe in at 1am. My adolescent face is gracing just about every wallspace….

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Turkey Pot Pie with Cornbread Crust

Just short of making a scrapbook, I’m not entirely sure there’s a way to appropriately celebrate the feast that was Thanksgiving. Sure there was roasted turkey…there was cornbread dressing, brown sugar mashed butternut squash, roasted brussels sprouts, green bean casserole with a mustard mascarpone cream sauce, cranberry orange chutney… And though I may have politely…

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