Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

Hot Chili on a Cold Night

Saturday was very cold, wet and snowy down here in North Carolina.  When it’s that yucky outside, I like to cook something warm and comforting for the evening.  I usually make this chili recipe with ground beef, but I decided to use ground turkey this time around to see if it tasted just as good.  And it was… Ingredients 1…

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Not Chef Boyardee…Better!

I’m my most creative in the kitchen when it comes to Sunday dinners.  Sometimes it’s an utter disaster, sometimes it’s just ok but other times it’s really really good.   For this post I wanted to share the latter with you.  It’s a bit over the top for those of you working on your diet/fitness resolutions with the cheese ravioli…

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Hot Wings and Lobster Bisque…

Instead of just sharing the pictures from my latest dinnertime endeavors, I figured I should share the recipes with you guys as well.  Since I did that one TAG, Buffalo wings have been on.my.mind.  However I’m working on losing those 6 lbs by the end of the year and all that butter probably isn’t the best idea, so instead I found…

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Cooking Chronicles

Happy Thanksgiving!!   Today seems like the appropriate day to share my latest and greatest dinner time dishes.  Lately, I’ve been trying to seek out healthy yet delicious dinner time options to get me to my ideal weight.  Check out my dishes below: Roasted Chicken and Italian Marinated Vegetables (Left) and Barbecue Chicken with Steamed Broccoli (Right) Curry Chicken with…

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Italian Chicken Lettuce Cups

I saw this recipe for Italian Lettuce Cups in a recent issue of Glamour Magazine and since I’ve been trying to find recipes to add to my rotation, I decided to give them a try. There was no stove top work required and only required one bowl (read: easy clean up).  We gave them a try this weekend and they were pretty…

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Food Fotos – Buku Restaurant

This weekend J and I went shopping which ended with us having tapas at Buku restaurant.  It’s this trendy spot in downtown Raleigh that specializes in global street food.  There was so much on the menu that we wanted to try, but my no-pork-eating husband and I decided on the dishes below (plus a Chocolate Souffle with almond ice cream…

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Homemade Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

This recipe is perfect for Sunday brunch.  Light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes with a blueberry compote.  And you can easily substitute the blueberries for your favorite fruit. Step 1: Sour 6 Tablespoons of Milk with 1 Tablespoon of Vinegar for 5 minutes in a bowl.  (This is an inexpensive way to make the buttermilk for this recipe.)  Step 2: Combine…

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Carrot and Ginger Soup…yikes

With the weather cooling off and Fall kicking into full gear, I was in the mood for warm soothing soup.  I wanted to try something new and decided on this recipe for Carrot and Ginger Soup.  And while I’m typically able to judge the tastiness of a dish by checking out the recipe, I have to say that I’m humbled…

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French Onion Soup

I was going to the farmers Market and decided to try making something new using fresh ingredients.  After a quick search of my favorite Food Network Star, Tyler Florence, I jotted down the ingredients for his French Onion Soup.   Melt 2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter over medium heat.  Add 1 onion* (sliced), 1 garlic clove (chopped), 2 bay leaves,…

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Best Soft Pretzel Ever!

Last night, I was pretty bored and decided to make some soft pretzels.  I had all the ingredients on hand and it took about 2 hours from start to finish.  It was my first time making soft pretzels and they came out great.  The New Yorker in me had to eat it with mustard, yum!  Check out the results and…

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