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April 2013

Strawberry banana bread with blueberries

Whenever I make banana bread, it's usually because I have overly ripe bananas that are about to rot but I don't want to waste them. You should've seen these 3 bananas that went into this bread: they were black and already mushy inside their banana casing. My mother-in-law cringed when she once saw me save […] Read More

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I really liked this recipe for soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies, so when I ran out them and wanted more, I decided to make them the way I actually prefer to eat my chocolate chip cookies: with both regular chocolate chips and white chocolate chips (or chunks, as you see in these photos). Combining […] Read More

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Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

A good basic Alfredo sauce has long been a staple in my kitchen. Not only is it delicious, creamy and cheesy, the sauce is simple to prepare, and it uses the ingredients that can be easily found in any pantry. This ridiculously easy Fettuccine Alfredo dish can be served plain as-is, or alongside some add-ins, […] Read More

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Banana bread with blueberries

Two very ripe bananas and one package of blueberries were sitting on my counter, so naturally I had to make a banana bread with blueberries. I wanted something different from the banana bread recipe I used a couple of weeks ago, so in addition to blueberries, I also added Greek yogurt. Well, adding the Greek […] Read More

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Easy homemade macaroni and cheese

I make a lot of "adult" mac and cheeses (with strong cheeses and funky add-in's) to accompany steaks in our house. For once, however, I decided I wanted to make a "real" mac and cheese: very traditional, using regular cheese (such as cheddar), and using white sauce. As I was looking for an easy homemade […] Read More

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As I was eating the last outrageous chocolate cookie, I began to wonder what those cookies would taste like if I used white chocolate chips instead of regular semi-sweet ones. It didn't take me long to start baking cookies again, and I have to tell you that these outrageous chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips […] Read More

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Asian salmon and noodles

This week turned out to be quite busy again, and it's during the weeks like this one that I love simple weeknight dinners, such as this Asian salmon and noodles. You might have noticed that this pasta dish is strikingly similar to my recent recipe for spicy Asian noodles with mushrooms and snow peas, including […] Read More

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Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies

These cookies were gone quicker than it took me to blink! I had to make a second batch, then the third one - all within the same week! This is my favorite recipe for soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies, and it takes only 15 minutes to prepare these, plus 8 minutes of baking time. […] Read More

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Pasta carbonara is one of my favorite dishes to cook on weeknights, because it's very easy to prepare and usually takes me only 25 minutes. I also like to make pasta carbonara when I am short on ingredients, since it requires such basic ones: bacon (or prosciutto for less fat), eggs, stock, pasta, and Parmesan […] Read More

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