November 2006

Toll House Pie

November 29, 2006

Last year was the first Thanksgiving that I spent with Chris. Coincidentally it was also my introduction to an amazingly sinful and delicious dessert known as “Toll House Pie.” Essentially Toll House Pie is a gigantic, gooey chocolate chip cookie nestled in pie crust. Chris’s father is the king of Toll House Pie. I looked […]

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Erin Recommends

November 26, 2006

Obviously not everything that comes out of my kitchen is homemade. Sometimes it’s not even semi-homemade. Case in point are the following items which I have been very liberally utilizing over the last month. I find baking bread to be tedious. There I said it. I love bread. I love it slathered in real butter […]

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Farfalle with Turkey Sausage, Peas and Mushrooms

November 19, 2006

We’re obviously all more than aware that I can cook, but I bet you didn’t know that CK can also hold his own in the kitchen. The below dish is actually a reenactment of the first meal that Chris ever made for me. We both had a bit of a crush on Giada de Laurentis and spent […]

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Basic Macaroni and Cheese

November 17, 2006

Macaroni and Cheese is my all-time favorite meal. When I was a kid I practically lived on the Blue Box Kraft version — seriously, who didn’t? I was a huge pain in the ass though and I would go through phases where I would only eat certain types, for instance, I vividly remember a 3 […]

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Alton Brown’s Chicken Curry Pot Pie

November 12, 2006

Curry and I are becoming quite the “BFF’s.”  I suppose it was inevitable, what with my new found love for all things spicy.   This Chicken Curry Pot Pie came out of the oven warm, hearty, and creamy.  The veggies stayed crisp and the puff pastry melts in your mouth.  Oh boy do I love pastry […]

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Quick Cinnamon Rolls

November 8, 2006

Let’s face it, cinnamon rolls do not need any explanation. They really should be considered a right and not a privilege. Therefore enjoy! For the filling I used: 1 stick softened butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon For the Icing I used: 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar 1 tablespoon of vegetable shortening […]

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Sweet Potato Chili

November 4, 2006

I was given the following Sweet Potato Chili recipe by Hänni. Per her description the “lime and cocoa” give this dish a very “exotic flair” and after preparing it, I’d have to thoroughly agree. Vegetarian chilies are definitely one of my favorite hearty dinner options, although I did alter the recipe by adding some chicken […]

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Barbecue Pork Burgers

November 1, 2006

Take my word for it, Barbecue Pork Burgers are amazing. After experiencing these I’ve officially vowed to never make another boring ground beef patty ever again. The red onions and barbecue sauce give the dish a really delicious tangy flavor, and the pork stays incredibly moist. I can’t eat anything without cheese so after I […]

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