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Month: May 2009

Peanut Butter Candy Bar Brownies

As far as desserts go, I enjoy making cakes and cupcakes most.  However, not all situations are cake and cupcake friendly.  When I need a sweet treat that must travel well I turn to bars.  Bars are usually pretty easy to make and they are very easy to  transport.  So […]

Quinoa Salad with Corn and Red Pepper

  Quinoa is all the rage these days!  Everywhere I turn there are either quinoa recipes or articles praising quinoa as the best food source ever.  I had to get on the bandwagon!  I’ve been holding on to a box of quinoa for a few weeks […]

Chicken Lo Mein

 I like to keep my eye out for recipes that are delicious and fresh substitutes for takeout.  This one caught my eye because it is packed with vegetables.  Also, it contains those scrumptious soba noodles that I just can’t seem to get enough of these days!  […]

Cajun-Baked Tilapia

 As I mentioned, my husband has been craving fish.  This recipe called for catfish, which I thought would be a nice change since we usually eat cod and salmon.   Unfortunately, my grocery store did not have any fresh catfish, however, they did have tilapia fillets.  I think tilapia was the […]

Polenta Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Something about the photo of this recipe in Rachel Ray’s magazine caught my eye.   The fact that I had a half of bag of leftover polenta on hand sealed the deal.  My husband has been craving fish quite a bit lately.  (My mom always taught us […]

The Flour Bakery Cookbook

  (Above: With Joanne Chang in the bustling Flour kitchen.) As some of you know, over the past weeks I have been a recipe testing intern for Joanne Chang, owner of Flour Bakery and Myers & Chang.  If you haven’t heard of Flour Bakery (there is one in […]