my july/august menu

daisi - December 28, 2013
july august menu

Summertime cooking is hit or miss for me. It’s so hot, so it’s hard to really want to cook. But this year we got a grill, so that changed things a lot! pepperoni burgers | I really made these in June, but wanted to recap here since I forgot to include it in the June recap. It’s a unique take on burgers, that will be sure …

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the best of 2012

daisi - December 30, 2012
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I’ve taken a look back to see what the most popular recipe posts of 2012 were… some are a bit surprising. I had forgotten about some, yeah, my memory is great. Were these some of your favorites as well? {january 2012} Of course January resulted in a healthy breakfast smoothie as everyone was making their resolutions and such. The smoothie is easy and healthy and a …

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menu recap [week 26]

daisi - July 7, 2012
Cucumber & Green Chili Topping

Monday: Fish Fillets with Tomatoes,  Squash, and Basil Again, I used the pre-made parchment paper packets, so much easier. We really liked this recipe and I used halibut instead of our usual tilapia so it was much heartier than our usual fish portion. Tuesday: Pasta with roasted tomatoes and Italian chicken In an on-going effort to clean out our freezer (story of my life), I …

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not your potluck’s pasta salad

daisi - July 2, 2012

I love pasta salad. It’s basically a hodge-podge of anything you have in your fridge or pantry. That’s what I love about this recipe from My Recipes, it’s a unique combination that I would never put together in a “regular” pasta salad. Plus, it doesn’t have any mayo – which I know will make some of you happy! Here’s what you’ll need: 6 ounces uncooked acini …

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menu recap [week 22]

daisi - June 2, 2012
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Now that I’m done planning a wedding, I can start cooking again! To say I’m excited would be an understatement. Our house is finally a LITTLE more organized, still working on getting it completely back to normal, but at least we have a kitchen & dining room table again. Monday: Garlic Spaghetti with Roasted Vegetables On one of my days off, I caught an episode …

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menu recap [week 14]

daisi - April 13, 2012
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My week 14 started off a lot like my last 2 weeks, no cooking at all. We had Easter with Sam’s family and, as usual, ended up with a million leftovers. So that was our Monday night meal. Sam would kill me if he knew I was posting a pic of him as the Easter bunny on my blog… good thing he doesn’t read it! …

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Biga Wine Dinner [girl’s night]

daisi - March 22, 2012
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On Monday this week, I joined my friends Megan  & Shonda for a wine dinner at Biga Italian Restaurant. It was a 4-course meal with wine pairings from the Benessere Vineyards for each. Unfortunately, the rep from the winery was delayed due to our amazing storms we’ve had all week, but he finally made it at the end.  We didn’t get to hear about each wine with …

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Gnocchi Cooking Class [Urban Kitchen]

daisi - March 8, 2012
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Last night I learned how to make gnocchi. Do you know how? I love it and I knew (had heard) it was easy, but I had never been brave enough to attempt it. So I took a class. Let me backtrack, I started taking cooking classes back in my OKC days at a place called Kam’s Kookery. If you live there, you have to go. …

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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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