May 2012

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creamy mushroom pasta

creamy mushroom pasta

Y’all, I like some weird foods sometimes.  I know I’m a picky eater and all and don’t like a lot of normal things like peas and lots of fruits and tomatoes.  But some of the things I do like are just bizarre, well-relative to everything else.  When I was a toddler I was obsessed with … more

asian marinated pork tenderloin

asian marinated pork tenderloin

I really want to coherently be able to tell you how good of a pork tenderloin this is.  Perfect for entertaining.  Also perfect for people who (like me) don’t tend to like the standard Asian fare. But honestly all of my thoughts right now are consisting of beach! beach! beach!  Because in just a short … more

basil potato puree

basil potato puree

When it comes to mashed potatoes, I have a bit of a love-hate relationship.  Love meaning I love them.  Hate meaning peeling them.  For several years growing up somehow I ended up in charge of the Thanksgiving mashed potatoes along with my aunt.  And every year, especially that first one, I was excited.  My aunt … more

watermelon martinis

watermelon martinis

So my new belief is that watermelon is meant to be drunk, not eaten.  Everyone goes crazy for watermelon during the summer.  And sure, I think it tastes pretty good, but it’s so soft and messy and, well, watery.  And while I am not usually a “texture” person, something about the texture bothers me a … more

panko crusted salmon

panko crusted salmon

Sometimes I can’t trust my own judgement and/or decision making process.  I am a horribly indecisive person, and despite all of the pro/con lists I make for major life decisions, sometimes I feel like I just need a second or third or fourth opinion before I can make a call. When Gerrit and I were … more