Bacon Date Cupcakes: We Can’t Make Frosting (Feat. Matthew)

I don’t even know why I think making frosting at the same time cupcakes are happening is a good idea. You would think that after a few years of cupcake-making for and with friends, I would learn something. Well, here’s another failed frosting attempt, but also a delicious attempt at combining three things people like: Bacon, dates, and goat cheese.

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Salmon Pie: Now With More Cats (Feat. Matthew)

This weekend was special for me and Matthew, for it was our 2nd Anniversary. We decided to celebrate in the best way we knew how. Which involved two baking projects. I’ll provide the recipe to this one, since it actually worked (with some adjustments).

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Scampi-nara Recipe: Treat Yourself!

Anyone who knows me know that I value making comfort food that works for you. Some people are comforted by health food. I like to take a break from health food and bust out the bacon, spaghetti, clams, and–wait, what?

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I Tried It: Trader Joe’s Risotto

Ever feel fabulously lazy? Ever feel like you don’t really want to get a whole bunch of rice you’re not going to wind up eating? Well, risotto is probably my favorite foods and I figured that buying it in a kit might take so much of the mystery out of its preparation. It was an interesting experience.

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Root Canal Diet: Going Around Greenpoint

I was away for a week or so, apologies for the lack of posts. After my root canal, I had to eat a liquid diet. But then I had to start getting some nutrients, so my boyfriend had this great idea to go to Polish town of Greenpoint, New York. We went to a rustic joint called Karczma and you’ve never eaten a Polish grill plate like we have.

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Root Canal Diet: Drink ALL the Smoothies!

On Thursday, I got a root canal done. If you want to know what the most uncomfortable nap is like, imagine blinding lights, drills in your mouth, and Phil Collins as your background music. This procedure has lessened the fear of infection due to an infected tooth, but has resulted in changes that I will need to implement for the next week or so. Such as joining the fruit smoothie club.

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Pre-Workout New Favorite Snack

Over the summer, I had made a serious commitment to fitness, which involved going to the gym every day. Observing my own performance, I realized that I worked better after I ate some combination  of carbs, sugar, fat, and protein. Let me share with you a simple recipe using some of my favorite products that can amp up your workout power.

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