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A Whole Tasty Meal: Walnut Halibut and Roasted Carrots & Fennel

What’s nice here is one oven temperature! It makes it easy to plan and cook all at one time. I hate it when stuff has different temperatures.

Okay, actually, the original recipes here (from epicurious.com) had different temperatures at first. Bastards! It was 450 for the fish and 375 for the veggies. I […]

Broccoli Wedding Soup – It's a Mashup Kind of Thing

There aren’t a ton of pictures here but I think you’ll get the idea! Cook broccoli in broth, add stuff and blend. Add more stuff. Call it a night!

I made this for a soup exchange at work. It’s a combination of a couple of different soups – a creamy broccoli-marscapone and Italian Wedding […]

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti Experiment

I have always been a little intimidated by biscotti-making — I think the double baking, mostly. I finally gave it a try last weekend and was very pleased with the results. I did notice that after the first baking, my biscotti were quite spread out. That concerned me a little but when I sliced […]

Red Lentil Soup with Garam Masala Recipe

Well, it looks like it is still Winter. Make a big pot of this and snuggle under a blanket or something!

Red Lentil Soup with Garam Masala Adapted from the Spice House 2-1/2 cups dried red lentils (about one pound) 2 medium onions, chopped fine 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 […]

Throw Pillow and Strawberry Marscapone Cupcakes!

Holy crap! Look at the pillow I just made. I can’t believe it mostly turned out. I even finished it early in class tonight. I only messed up one little part of my satin stitch — it got a little puckery. But just in one small spot. The rest looks nice.

It was […]