Cooking

Carrot Macaroni and Cheese

November 14, 2011

For the past three years, with the exception of last year when I was in Indonesia, Devin and I camp at Sequoia National Park for Thanksgiving. And every Thanksgiving, I look forward to eating carrot macaroni and cheese. I will be in Tucson this Thanksgiving Day, so we are taking our Thanksgiving camping trip a little early […]

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Portobello “Philly Cheese Steak” Sandwich

November 12, 2011

I have been making this recipe for Portobello “Philly Cheese Steak” Sandwich for a couple of years now and I love it. It’s especially tasty when yellow and orange bell peppers are on sale, but alas that is not always the case, so you can see that I only used red and green bell peppers in […]

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

November 11, 2011

After the pumpkins were carved, I was left with a large bowl of pumpkin guts and seeds. I separated the seeds from the guts, rinsed the seeds, left them on a sheet pan to dry out, then roasted them using Pioneer Woman’s directions for Pepitas! I generously seasoned the roasted pumpkin seeds with salt and pepper […]

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Black Bean and Toasted Corn Tacos

November 2, 2011

Oh man, these were good. This recipe for Black Bean and Toasted Corn Tacos was in an issue of Vegetarian Times in an article for brown bag lunches. I think the way these would work best as a brown bag lunch is if the taco fillings are in a container separate from the tortillas, then […]

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

October 26, 2011

It’s pumpkin time, but I haven’t gotten a chance to buy our baking or decorating pumpkins for this year yet (slacker!),  so this is a recipe for Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from Martha Stewart’s website that I made last year. Just like my pumpkin ice cream recipe, I bought small baking pumpkins, baked them until soft, […]

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Homemade Ketchup

October 23, 2011

I didn’t realize how much I love ketchup until one day, I was eating scrambled eggs with ketchup and my friends all thought I was nuts. I don’t know what’s so wrong about scrambled eggs and ketchup. I also like scrambled eggs with salsa, so what? I also can’t eat french fries without ketchup. Eating […]

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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

October 12, 2011

  After the hearty Stuffed French Toast breakfast that I made for my best friend’s birthday, I surprised her with Red Velvet Whoopie Pies.       The recipe that I used from TastyKitchen uses a box red velvet cake mix, which was handy, since I needed to get these finished before I could start […]

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Stuffed French Toast

October 5, 2011

To honor my best friend on her birthday last year, we started the (liquor-filled) day by eating fresh strawberry and cream cheese Stuffed French Toast. The recipe starts with some good french bread, preferably cut on the diagonal so that you get pretty wide slices. I learned this the hard way because I did not […]

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