From the monthly archives:

August 2011

Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

August 25, 2011

For this month’s 5 Star Makeover we were challenged with pizza.  In some ways, it was the hardest challenge because I, like many of my fellow group members I am sure, have made pizza countless times before.  In the face of this, it can be a challenge to think of a combination of ingredients or […]






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Horchata Martini

August 22, 2011

If there is one thing I’ve been meaning to dabble in more, it’s mixology.  Between turning on the Food Network, flipping through my favorite cooking magazines, and just going out to eat, it’s hard not to notice that mixology is very in right now.  Culinary cocktails were even among the 20 trends of 2011 identified […]






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Mushroom Lover’s Caesar Salad with Fried Ravioli ‘Croutons’

August 12, 2011

Remember how I said in my last post I was going to go on a diet? This post proves that my all things in moderation strategy has been more about all things and less about moderation. I just couldn’t help myself because not long after a shipment of Pasta Prima ravioli ended up on my […]






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Brownie Cookies

August 1, 2011

Those who know me (and blog readers, I count you in that group) are well aware of the fact that I lack the stereotypical female sweet tooth. If you’re longing for someone who will split your cheesecake with you or persuade you to order the slice of apple pie, I’m probably not your girl. Generally […]






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