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I was sorting through the recycling on Monday morning when Mike said to me, “Bad news.” I’m not too quick in the mornings so my first thought was, “what?! I broke the Nespresso machine again?! (I’m really bad with coffee machines.) “Nope,” he answered, “Even worse!” A million things ran through my head: he said […]

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peeps coconut cake recipe

Peeps Coconut Cake with Mascarpone Frosting Recipe

Whenever Easter rolls around I get a kick out of seeing all the Easter candy at the store. I’m not a huge fan of candy — I didn’t even taste Peeps until I was well into my twenties, but I do love pastels and marshmallows, so Peeps are definitely my Easter candy of choice. I […]

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watermelon burrata salad recipe

Watermelon Burrata Salad Recipe

Are you a fan of watermelon and feta? I have to confess: I’ve never had a watermelon feta salad. I have no idea what people are talking about when they describe it’s deliciousness. It’s not that I have anything against watermelon and feta (although, it’s true, I’m not a huge fan of feta), it’s just […]

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lemongrass pork meatball quinoa bowl recipe

Lemongrass Pork Meatball Quinoa Bowl Recipe

You know that awkward stage when you’ve just started dating someone and you go over to their parents’ place for dinner? Everyone’s smiling and making small talk about the weather and you’re basically worried about sounding coherent and likeable at the SAME TIME? Well, one of the first times I went over to Mike’s family’s […]

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Blueberry Lemon Mini Crêpe Cake Recipe

Blueberry Lemon Mini Crêpe Cake Recipe

Back when I was still in school, one of my girlfriends worked at a doughnut shop. She didn’t fry doughnuts (the newest employees had that job) or sell them (usually the lazier employees) — instead she got to decorate and fill. I used to be so envious of the doughnut filling machine. It looked SO […]

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brussels sprout grilled cheese recipe

Brussels Sprout Grilled Cheese Recipe

It’s April! The month of spring showers, fresh greenery, Easter eggs, and baby animals. And…it’s also National Grilled Cheese Month! I know, it sounds like some sort of wonderfully horrible April Fools joke, but no joke, it’s Grilled Cheese Month and you bet I’m going to celebrate!

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honey mustard chicken thighs - www.iamafoodblog.com

Honey Mustard Chicken Thigh Recipe

Have you guys ever played that game where all the animals in the world disappear and you can only eat one kind of meat for the rest of your life? (I know this isn’t relevant to all those non-meat eaters out there, so I apologize in advance!) I always, always, always end up choosing chicken. […]

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crab rangoon deviled eggs - www.iamafoodblog.com

Crab Rangoon Deviled Eggs

I know some people who don’t like egg yolks. I just don’t get that. Egg yolks are the best part! I mean, I like egg whites too, but I would never just eat the whites and leave the yolk. But my friends, it’s the truth. There are some crazy people out there — I know, […]

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turkey tenders

Baked Turkey Tenders Recipe

Yesterday I looked in the fridge at a package of chicken breasts to only discover that they were turkey. Not that I have anything against turkey — I guess poultry is poultry is poultry? Anyway, my plan for the chicken breasts were chicken tenders. Because I have the tastes of a four year old. Sometimes […]

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steak and egg

Steak and Egg Sandwich Recipe

I am obsessed with pretzel rolls. Actually, I’m kind of going through pretzel croissant withdrawal, so maybe I’m just substituting one love for another. Still, pretzel rolls are pretty damn delicious, especially when stuffed with steak, arugula and a fried egg. I love it when real meals fit into sandwiches, so I’m always looking for […]

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kaya - coconut jam recipe

Kaya Toast: Coconut Jam on Toast Recipe

I have been wanting to make homemade kaya, or coconut jam, forever. Growing up, kaya was a staple at our weekend breakfast table. My mom would crack open a blue and yellow can of Yeo’s for me and my brother — it was the ultimate treat. Most weekends we would spread it on golden brown […]

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potato topped irish beef stew recipe

Irish Beef Stew Recipe

It’s Pi Day tomorrow and St. Patrick’s day on Monday so I thought I’d do a little mashup homage for a little festivity. Generally I’m not one of those people who celebrates every occasion under the sun (mostly because I never have the foresight to remember the little things until it’s a tad too late), […]

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