August 2011

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flourless peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies

flourless peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies

There are basically 2 paradoxical things going on in my life right now.  It is 105 degrees outside (although there’s supposed to be a high of 91 on Saturday! And it might rain! RAIN! I can’t even imagine), and college football starts tomorrow.  College football means that it is supposed to be almost fall, but … more

chicken marsala

chicken marsala

I made Chicken Marsala last weekend and then again this weekend (what else am I supposed to do with a whole bottle of Marsala wine except repeat the dish?…not that that’s a problem at all).  But I think I’ve avoiding telling you about it because I’ve been trying to come up with some way to … more

macaroni and gouda cheese

macaroni and gouda cheese

When I was younger, but old enough to stay home alone when my parents went to my brother’s baseball games, I would make myself dinner.  And this dinner would consist of boxed macaroni and cheese.  And that would be it.  And I didn’t see a problem with that at all.  Oh what lovely childhood days. … more

chocolate pudding

chocolate pudding

When it comes to chocolate pudding there are two general schools of thought, the first being cornstarch, and the second being eggs.  The first version, and arguably the most classic version, uses cornstarch as a thickener.  It is generally made with few ingredients: cornstarch, milk, chocolate, some sugar.  But it can be fussy to thicken. … more

homemade baguettes

homemade baguettes

I am so particular about my grocery shopping that it is a bit ridiculous.  If they don’t have the brand I want or the right size of something it completely throws me off and I seem to be incapable of making a decision of what alternative to get on such short notice.  Last week I … more