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make your own pizza [date night]

daisi - October 19, 2011

The other night Sam and I wanted pizza, but couldn’t agree on where to go. The solution: we had a “make your own pizza” night. We bought this pizza dough (I usually prefer to make my own, but I didn’t have the time). And each picked out our toppings. We agreed on most: pepperoni, cheese (duh), jalapenos, and mushrooms. The only thing I wanted to …

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Everyone’s Favorite Sandwich

daisi - September 21, 2011

This is a recipe that the Pioneer Woman featured on her new Food Network show this past weekend. I know, you guys have never heard me go on and on (and on) about the Pioneer Woman. I have not tried all of her recipes and I do not recommend them constantly. I was not the most excited person in America to find out she had …

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Scallops in Garlic Butter

daisi - September 8, 2011

Scallops? Butter? Garlic? Sounds like the perfect meal to me. I recently overcame my fear of cooking seafood, so I thought I’d share the recipe that helped push me over the edge. I forgot to take a picture of the ingredients, please forgive me. ingredients 1 pounds fresh or frozen sea scallops 2 tablespoons butter 3 cloves garlic, minced (the more the better though) 2 …

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must-have dinner: beef and snow peas

daisi - May 11, 2011

Okay I know you guys probably think that I only make Pioneer Woman recipes. Partly true. The other part of that story is that every time I make one of her recipes it turns out to be delicious. A success. A keeper recipe. Thus, I share it. So maybe it seems like I only use her as a source, but trust me, I DO branch …

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Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

daisi - May 5, 2011

I recently decided that we need to eat more fish. I made this decision for various reasons, but mainly because it’s delicious and, for the most part, good for you. It should also be noted that since I made this wise decision I have cooked fish all of one time. Yeah, I’m really good at following through. At least I have this one recipe to …

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Leek, Bacon & Goat Cheese Pasta

daisi - April 13, 2011

When I saw the recipe for leek, BACON, and goat cheese pizza on one of my favorite blogs (add it to your reader right now) I knew I just had to try it immediately. Unfortunately, there were two obstacles in my way: 1) we had eaten pizza for dinner the past few evenings and 2) my pizza dough was LONG past its prime. As I …

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Meatless Monday: Quesadillas

daisi - March 23, 2011

Quesadillas are an easy meal to assemble using ingredients you already have on hand. They are also delicious with or without meat, so a perfect option for your Meatless Monday. And don’t forget the fact that they’re FAST. They only take about 5-10 minutes tops to make, so make them for lunch, dinner, snack, or your Taco Bell inspired 4th meal. Here are some recipes …

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Meatless Pizza

daisi - February 17, 2011

I recently conquered my fear of cooking with active yeast. It happened while I was snowed in thanks to a record-breaking blizzard. I credit two things for my new found bravery in the kitchen: 1) too many hours spent watching Food Network and 2) boredom. Regardless, the homemade pizza dough is the perfect thing to introduce you to cooking with yeast. It’s so easy you’ll …

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Slow Cooking: Chicken Korma

daisi - February 11, 2011
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I love the convenience and ease of a crockpot and I know I’m not the only one. There are dozens (okay, millions) of slow cooker recipes available for every type of food imaginable out there. A great resource for all things slow cooked is the Year of Slow Cooking blog. Which is exactly where I found this classic Indian recipe for Chicken Korma. Get it …

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

daisi - February 8, 2011
chicken tortilla soup

On a cold winter night, what sounds better than a big pot of soup? Nothing right? Especially if that soup is spicy, full of flavor and relatively good for you! Here is a classic chicken tortilla soup recipe, feel free to add or change ingredients to your liking. Invite your friends over for this one, it makes PLENTY. Ingredients 2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts …

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