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My First Poached Egg

In Breakfast, Dinner, Savory On 02/03/2011 3 Comments

I have always wanted to try poaching an egg but never had the guts to do it. It just seemed so complicated. I’m not even sure if any… Read More »

Sticky Homemade Taffy

In Candy, Dessert, Feeling Snacky, Sweet, What Was I Thinking? On 01/31/2011 9 Comments

The ups and downs of making homemade taffy! Stick around and see what happened. Shout out to Nissania Hazghia for sending me the recipe. If you have any recipes… Read More »

Kosher Coconut Shrimp…Really?

In Dinner, Hors D'oeuvres, Savory On 01/29/2011 2 Comments

Can I really make kosher coconut shrimp? Is it really possible? In fact, it is and it can be really yummy. And for the first time on this blog,… Read More »

Cedar Wrapped Salmon

In Dinner, Savory On 01/29/2011 0 Comments

Justin loves woot.com! In fact, he calls me on a regular basis to ask me if I need totally random items just because they are so cheap. Well… Read More »

Frying Anything is Good!

In Candy, Dessert, Feeling Snacky, Sweet, What Was I Thinking? On 01/28/2011 0 Comments

While grocery shopping, I walked right in to a bag of tempura mix! Literally. It fell off of the shelf and right in my cart. Was it a… Read More »

Chocolate Cake Pops

In Candy, Dessert, Feeling Snacky, Sweet On 01/28/2011 3 Comments

Okay, so you might think that cake lollipops aren’t so unique, but I was always afraid to make these so I figure other people might be as well. If… Read More »

Durian is a Fruit?

In Dessert, Sweet, What Was I Thinking? On 01/28/2011 1 Comment

Is it really a fruit? Even Andrew Zimmer won’t eat it! And why does it smell so darn bad! The durian fruit is called the “king of fruits” in… Read More »

Amsterdam Liver and Onions

In Dinner, Savory On 01/26/2011 0 Comments

Liver and onions! Ew! That’s what everyone I spoke to was saying when I told them that I wanted to make liver and onions at home. My husband,… Read More »

The Diner Thanksgiving Sandwich

In Bread, Dinner, Leftovers, Savory, Seen On TV On 01/25/2011 5 Comments

I know it’s not Thanksgiving anymore but, to be honest, I could eat Thanksgiving dinner all year round! I certainly don’t need the turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce leftovers in… Read More »