From the Recipe Box: Buffalo Chicken BBQ with Blue Cheese Coleslaw

April 5, 2011

I love reading cookbooks. It has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. Stacks of them are piled up by my desk, beside my bed, and all throughout the house. In the past year, I have come to love food blogs as well. It is a whole new food experience. […]

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From the Recipe Box: Chocolate Risotto

April 3, 2011

I have been wanting to make this recipe for quite a while now and it just seemed to be waiting for a celebratory reason, and now I have one. Yesterday I participated in the Monument Avenue 10K; my first 10K ever.  I walked/jogged 6.2 miles – mostly walked. It was something I have always wanted […]

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Monday’s Muffin: Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Muffins

March 28, 2011

I had it all figured out this week – I had decided mid-week what muffin I was going to make for today’s post. It was gonna be great; light and savory heralding in the warm weather that we had recently been enjoying, but then I awoke to cold weather on Saturday. But that’s alright, one […]

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From the Recipe Box: Snickerdoodles

March 26, 2011

I believe that one of the greatest pleasures as a mother is to cook with your child. Time in the kitchen together creates not only great tasting treats, but sweet memories as well. All of my children like to cook. Sous Chef has a passion for baking. My middle child has spent many hours in […]

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Monday’s Muffin: Oatmeal Honey Muffins (and Picasso)

March 21, 2011

On Sous Chef’s last day of Spring Break, we went to see the Picasso exhibit currently featured at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. It was a great morning spent at the museum together viewing, discussing and appreciating the talented art of Pablo Picasso. This exhibit is on loan from the Musée […]

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Spring Break Challenge: Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

March 19, 2011
Kitchenarian Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

From the moment I first saw Picky Palate’s Famous Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, I could not rid myself of its intrigue. I knew I had to conquer these cookies. Unfortunately, the first time I saw the recipe was a few weeks ago and I was stuck at college with little resources to bake these […]

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From the Bar: Irish Cream

March 17, 2011

So I am feelin’ a bit Irish this week and what better way to celebrate the day than with a drink of Irish whiskey. I don’t think I have any real Irish blood in me – I don’t like corned beef or cabbage and I am not a big potato fan, but they say that […]

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Monday’s Muffin: Extra-Special Zucchini Muffins

March 14, 2011

Sous Chef here – I’m home and in the kitchen this week! I decided to take over this week’s Monday’s Muffin, seeing that muffins are a particular favorite of mine and the Kitchenarian has been a bit busy. When we sat around and discussed what type of muffins to make, I mentioned my favorite zucchini […]

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From the Recipe Box: Chocolate/Toffee Butter Cookies

March 13, 2011

While I love having the sunlight last just a bit longer during the day, I do not like losing an hour out of my day. I feel like I have a time-change hangover for several days every time we decide to spring forward or fall back. With that said, I am already looking forward to […]

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In Search of The Perfect Madeleine

March 6, 2011

To me, the ultimate french cookie is the madeleine. A petite sponge cake baked in its own special pan, the madeleine is a traditional small cake from the French town of Commercy in northeastern France. The legend of the madeleine is one that the french don’t necessarily agree upon as there are several different versions. […]

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