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I Am... Lamb and Peas Lasagna Recipe

I have an obsessive personality, I admit. I'll binge watch TV shows, speed-read dystopian teen novel series and spend hours googling the heck out of things like different dumpling doughs. And although I find these things immensely interesting and immersive, I can kind of understand how it makes conversation a little hard at times.

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breakfast meat free recipes

I Am... Egg and Avocado Breakfast Taco Recipe

I like to make up dishes while I'm standing in front of my fridge in my pajamas. As much as I LOVE grocery shopping (I've been known to go to the store multiple times in one day) I also fly wildly to the other side of the spectrum and let the grocery shopping go so long between trips that the fridge only has eggs and random sauces. Not that I'm complaining. As long as I have eggs I'm a happy camper. When you have eggs, you can basically make ANYTHING.

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I Am... Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe

I LOVE sweetened condensed milk. It's partially nostalgic and partly because it's just so delicious. How could you not love milk and sugar? I could eat it by the spoonful, but the way I use condensed milk most is in coffee. What's a girl to do though, when you don't have any condensed milk in the fridge or pantry and it's 3 am and there's no where to go for your coffee-sugar fix? (Don't ask why I need coffee-sugar fix at 3 am ...)

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I Am... Shiitake Quinoa Salad Recipe

I LOVE mushrooms. Mushrooms are pure earthy, umami deliciousness. I just don't get people who don't love mushrooms. If you're a mushroom hater it's probably because you haven't found your spirit mushroom cooking method. See, even though all mushrooms essentially have the same flavour, they taste texturally different based on how you cook them. Braising them makes them tender, roasting them can make them crisp or tender, and pan frying them, when you do it right, turns them into perfect little salty, crispy bits of goodness. They kind of turn into a mushroom chip and they're awesome on their own, but even better when paired with quinoa.

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I Am... Porchetta Recipe Redux and Book Pre-order Link!

Guys, it's been an roller coaster week of firsts for me: first time holding my new baby nephew, first iphone dropped in a sink full of soapy water first cookbook, Easy Gourmet, available for preorder!! I've been keeping my book on the down low because I'm not sure how to talk about it. I try to think of what to say and all that comes out is: maofeisao ioajoejaw oajfoewjafs YAS!!!!! So, instead, while I gather my thoughts, I'm going to give you this Porchetta Recipe Redux, which happens to be a sneak peek into the book.

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I Am... Shrimp Asparagus Pizza Recipe

How necessary is it for you to be food compatible with your other? Would you break up (okay, too extreme, let's say fight) with someone over pizza toppings? Would you truly be compatible with someone if they were an avid meat eater and you were a strict vegan? Luckily, Mike and I agree on most food things (aside from tofu: I love it, he pretty much doesn't love it), but I think that I would be intrigued if he didn't like eating the same things as me. We actually had a long discussion about it with a friend and he and Mike both agreed that they'd find it supremely difficult to be with someone who didn't share their basic taste in food.

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I Am... Porchetta Pizza Recipe

I made a batch of no-knead pizza dough the other day and proceeded to go on a pizza making binge. No-knead pizza dough is seriously the BEST. THING. EVER. Seriously, all you do is mix up flour, water, yeast and salt and then let time do all the work for you. One batch of no-knead dough will make up four of the best homemade pizzas that will ever come out of your oven. I've even been tempted to just stretch them out, brush them with olive oil and then eat them up like flatbread.

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I Am... Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

I used to be considered somewhat of a "baby back ribs expert" in my family. Back in high school I had an obsession with barbecue baby back ribs. I didn't have a DIY smoker or anything like that. Nope, I just had my mom's trusty oven (the one that locked the turkey in it on Thanksgiving, but that's a story for another day) and store-bought barbecue sauce. Still it was enough to impress my family and that was good enough for me.

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I Am... Asparagus and Eggs, Two Ways

I've been having lots of issues with soft boiled eggs lately. Not the soft-boiling part, but the peeling. It's strange because (not to be boastful or anything) I never used to have issues peeling eggs. I always wondered what the big fuss was - my egg shells always came off gloriously easily. I'm not sure if my eggs are too fresh, or if I'm being too rough, but egg peeling has become my most hated kitchen task.

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I Am... Thankful

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 it was bad news, but he was smiling, even smirking a little, so it couldn't be bad. What could possibly be bad-good instead of bad-bad!? He didn't keep me in suspense for too long though. "You won!" There I was, literally down on my knees by the trash (we keep the trash and recycling under the sink) when I figured out I won Saveur Editors' Choice Best Cooking Blog.

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I Am... 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 just can't resist those neon sugar covered squishy bunnies. And yes, I know Peeps are called Peeps after the marshmallow chicks, but I think the bunnies are so much more iconic.

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I Am... 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 that I've never felt the need to try it. Let's face it, if I'm out and I have to choose between french fries or a salad (even a salad with fruit in it), I'm choosing the french fries.

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