Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Jicama Slaw

shrimp lettuce wraps

There are days, and sometimes weeks, when innovation in the kitchen eludes me. I try to prepare a meal plan every week (When they’re more organized, you see them posted here on the blog. This week was not one of those “more organized” weeks. There’s still a plan, but it’s rather basic.), but sometimes, I…

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Daring Bakers: Candylicious – Chocolate Coconut Candies and Peanut Butter Fudge

chocolates show inside

The August 2011 Daring Bakers’ Challenge was hosted by Lisa of Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drive and Mandy of What the Fruitcake?!. These two sugar mavens challenged us to make sinfully delicious candies! We were challenged to make one chocolate candy that required tempering the chocolate, and one non-chocolate candy. I love to make…

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Zucchini Red Pepper Egg Muffins, and a Meal Plan for August 22-26, 2011

egg cupcakes

During the week, breakfasts have to be quick. I eat breakfast at my desk at work, (I know, probably not ideal, but I HATE the idea of eating earlier, at home, only to be starving at 9am again. I leave the house around 6:30-45 in the morning, and that’s just too early to eat!) so whatever…

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Tomato Candy, or How to Dehydrate Tomatoes

dehydrated tomatoes

Can you believe I’ve never tried to dry my own tomatoes? I buy sun-dried tomatoes for a lot of things – this zucchini casserole, or this sardine salad – and yet, I’ve never tried to preserve my own bit of summer. This past Saturday, I opted to pick up extra grape tomatoes at the farmer’s…

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