From the Recipe Box: Angel Food Cake

May 8, 2011
Kitchenarian Angel Food Cake

So what do you do when you have 12 egg whites in your refrigerator? If you are me, you ask your mom for her angel food cake recipe. And just this past week, that is exactly what I did. Last week I made Boston cream pie and was left with a lot of egg whites. […]

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From the Recipe Box: Mexican Queso Dip with Chorizo

May 5, 2011
Kitchenarian White Mexican Dip with Chorizo

Happy Cinco de Mayo – today is the day that salsa, guacamole and margaritas reign!  Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French army on May 5, 1862, but today it has become more a celebration of Mexican heritage and great food. To celebrate this great food holiday, I wanted to make […]

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Monday’s Muffin: Caprese Muffins

May 2, 2011
Kitchenarian Caprese Muffins

Summertime is calling me. Since school is winding down for all of my children, thoughts around here have moved to summer. Summer vacations, summer camps..all the final details are being worked out now. Along with thoughts of summer come thoughts of summer cooking. My absolute favorite summer dish is caprese salad. Once the basil is […]

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A Celebration: My One Year Blogiversary, Plus A Recipe: Mile High Boston Cream Pie

May 1, 2011
Kitchenarian Mile High Boston Cream Pie

Celebrate good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate) Celebrate good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate) There’s a party goin’ on right here A celebration to last throughout the years So bring your good times, and your laughter too We’re gonna celebrate your party with you… Kool and The Gang (1980) Lyrics from the song, Celebration I […]

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From the Recipe Box: Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

April 28, 2011
Kitchenarian Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Confession time: I love coconut oil. I have used it for years. I keep a jar in the kitchen and one in the bathroom. I use it to grease my baking pans and I cook with it as well. I use it on my hands to keep them moist and soft in the winter and […]

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Monday’s Muffin: (Almost) Carrot Cake

April 25, 2011
Kitchenarian Carrot Muffins

I love carrot cake. If I had to pick my favorite cake, this would have to be it. Dense, moist layers of cake filled with carrots, cinnamon and other spices stacked high and then sweetened with layers of cream cheese frosting. While in my opinion, a muffin will never taste like a piece of carrot […]

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The Great Easter Basket Meltdown

April 20, 2011

As I was packing up an Easter box to ship off to Sous Chef, I was concerned about the chocolate inside and worried that it would melt as the package made its way down south where she is in school. And then I got to thinking, what would happen if all the candy in your […]

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Monday’s Muffin: Pepperoni

April 18, 2011

One of the things I love about being part of a food blog community is the inspiration that I find on a daily basis. Sometimes I see a recipe that I want to make and other times a recipe gives me an idea of something else that I want to create. That was the case […]

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From the Recipe Box: Sweet & Spicy Almonds

April 13, 2011

I don’t subscribe to the theory that a recipe must have 20 ingredients and three pages of instructions to be good and prove that I know how to cook. Most of my favorite recipes seem to have a few fresh ingredients and minimal instructions. Maybe because that is my cooking style or more likely because […]

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Monday’s Muffin: Dried Cherry & White Chocolate Chip

April 11, 2011

I love the simplicity and portability of muffins. Unlike cupcakes, they just get thrown in a container or bag and off you go to your picnic in the park or, in my case, to the lacrosse tournament. Not quite a cake and not quite a bread, they come in different personalities such as sweet, savory, […]

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