Monthly Archives: October 2012

Four Cheese Mushroom Lasagna

Last night I got home from work and decided only lasagna would do. I sliced up 2 large portabello caps, grated 1 clove of elephant garlic, and minced 1 shallot.  I combined 1 8 oz container of ricotta, 6 oz … Continue reading

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Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese: When Persistence, Perseverance, and Nagging Prevails.

Two nights ago I committed the ULTIMATE faux pas. I ate leftovers when I got home from work and had the majority of the meat. When Confluent Boyfriend came home, he went for the leftovers too. At that time he discovered … Continue reading

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Post Work Ambition: Why Fresh Pasta Just Won’t Happen

Tuesday was .. how you say.. a kick ass day?  I left work on time, feeling good. On the drive home, I started to ponder dinner. I thought to myself, “Self?? What would be a better way to wrap up … Continue reading

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A Less Vicious Tale of Dinner Preparation: No Further Injuries To Report

My self-inflicted (’cause I’m uncoordinated) mandolin wound is healing nicely. I decided it was time to get back into the kitchen again, but this time with some less vicious kitchen gadgetry. I am pleased to report no further injuries!    … Continue reading

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Michelle – 0, Mandolin Slicer – 1: A Tale of Injury and Intrigue

All actions involving profuse use of my right thumb are officially on hiatus until my thumb stops hurting. I sliced the side of it open on my brand new shiny mandolin (of death).  Don’t pity me (ok, a little is … Continue reading

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Alfredo… You’re doing it wrong.

Last week a couple of co-workers were talking about food (so naturally my ears perked up) and how to construct a proper alfredo. It got me to thinking about alfredo, and how I used to think that I didn’t like … Continue reading

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100+ Degrees Outside = Lazy Food

Last night when I got home, it was hot as a little oven in my apartment. I was thinking about scrapping the whole ‘make dinner’ idea to grab some take out.. but ultimately my own laziness (and inability to change … Continue reading

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