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Month: April 2009

Teriyaki Seared Scallops

I wanted to make a protein to accompany our soba noodle salad.  We had some frozen scallops in the freezer (<GASP>—frozen scallops?!)  Yes, Trader Joe’s sells bags of frozen scallops and I keep them on hand for quick weeknight suppers.  Though they don’t compare to fresh scallops, […]

Soba Noodle Salad

Have you seen the “Going Going Gone” episode of Barefoot Contessa?  In it she makes Crunchy Noodle Salad, Asian Grilled Salmon, and Lemon Yogurt Cake with Blueberry Sauce.   This episode really makes me want to jump into her kitchen.  (She is my favorite—isn’t her kitchen such a peaceful […]

Portobello “Philly Cheese Steak” Sandwich

I previously mentioned that I researched some Portobello mushroom recipes.  This one appealed to me (A) because I LOVE sandwiches (B) because it reminded me very much of these delicious steak sandwiches  (minus the steak) and (C) because my husband loves peppers and I knew […]

Taco Salad

Spicy salsa! Chunks of avocado! Shreds of iceberg lettuce!  Freshly grated cheese! Last week my sister-in-law mentioned that she made a fabulous taco salad for dinner.  She described it with such enthusiasm and detail that I have not been able to get it out of my […]

Oatmeal Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Pecans

I baked this cake for my father-in-law’s birthday and it was a hit!  Everyone loved it!  It was so incredibly moist.  It tasted similar to carrot cake except without the carrots.  And topped with cream cheese frosting, this cake was just delicious.  (Well, you know how I feel about cream […]

Chocolate Easter Egg Cupcakes

HAPPY EASTER!  I hope the Easter Bunny left you a basket overflowing with Cadburys and peanut butter filled chocolate eggs! —– For Christmas my brother-in-law and sister-in-law gave me this book called Hello, Cupcake!  If you haven’t seen it yet, you must check it out.  The cupcakes in […]

Mini Pina Colada Easter Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Spring is in the air here in Boston (and Easter is less than a weak away!) so I wanted to make some festive cupcakes.  I  still love my mini cupcake pan so I decided to make a mini version of these Pina Colada cupcakes.  I was […]