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Chicken Hand Pies

Chicken Hand Pies

I made these adorable hand pies while I was home last week. I wanted my mom to have something homemade to bring on the plane with her (she flew to Chicago to celebrate her birthday!). They turned out WONDERFUL if I do say so myself *smug face*. But I mean really, how can you go

Italian Salad

Italian Salad

  This is the salad that I served up the other evening with the Mussels and Fennel with Saffron Cream Sauce. I know I promised to have it up just a day after the mussels, but it’s been a seriously hectic week starting my new quarter of school, plus trying to show my little sister

Mussels and Fennel with Saffron Cream Sauce

Mussels and Fennel with Saffron Cream Broth

Spring Break has officially started for me (we’ve been here since Thursday but technically our Spring Break week just started Monday), and Mikey and I are enjoying it with my family down on the west coast of Florida. Naturally, we are spending the majority of our time lazing around at the beach and pool soaking

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

Some days you just want to eat something that is absolutely terrible for you, and savor every bite. This is a cake for those types of occasions and my-oh-my is it worth every buttery calorie! When I saw this cake over at Smitten Kitchen, I knew it was completely necessary to make, despite the fact

Milk Chocolate, Coconut, and Banana Chip Mini Muffins

I whipped these miniature muffins up the night before I took off to Florida so that I would have some goodies to bring my family. I was in the mood for something tropical and saw a can of coconut milk in the pantry, perfect! I didn’t have a particular recipe in mind, so I just

Whole Grain Linguine with Kale, Dried Cranberries, and Pistachio Sauce

Whole Grain Linguine with Kale, Dried Cranberries, and Pistachio Sauce

This is another recipe that I have had on the back burner for quite a while, and finally just got around to it. Unfortunately, the original recipe called for pomegranate arils, which are now out of season, so I decided to make some alterations! I substituted dried cranberries for the pomegranate; they worked beautifully! The

Red Wine Sangria a la Bobby Flay

Fruity Red Wine Sangria

Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day in Seattle; today- not so much :(. Sorry that it’s been so long since my last post, but school has been absolutely crazy these past few weeks as the quarter ends. The good news is that I’m almost done! I finished my last paper last night, and the last

Moroccan Carrot and Goat Cheese Sandwich with Green Olive Tapenade

Moroccan Carrot and Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Green Olive Tapenade

Spring is in the air! Out here in Seattle it’s warming up (or rather trying to), the cherry blossoms are blooming, daffodils are sprouting up everywhere you look, and and in the past couple of weeks I think I’ve seen the sun more times than not. I’m getting excited! In honor of the approaching spring,