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Shredded Beef Taco Meat

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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So we just moved into a new house and my husband is driving me CRAZY with his OCD for cleanliness.  I  knew shiny floors would be a bastard to keep clean but  this tile is gorgeous!   It’s not like we have just a little of it… no we went all out and covered the whole house in it…minus the bathrooms which house the honed version of this tile. :)   I do have to admit, that it looks damn good, but it also perfectly showcases every little spec of dust like a ring on display at Cartier.

Of course it bothers the both of us.  However, I’m more laid back about these things.  Clean it once a week and let the dust fall where it may in between cleanings.   Honestly,  I just take my glasses off and voila!  Out of sight out of mind.

The other half of course is neurotically on high alert searching for every paw/foot print and spec of dust.  The result upon his finding an unacceptable combination of these things results in a complete mental breakdown filled with “OMG look at these friggin floors”… “this was a mistake they get so dirty “… “what are we going to do with these floors?”… “the world is coming to an end”… “should we get the dogs  socks”…   If there was an  award for over dramatizations, he would win it hands down.

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Chicken Salad

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Meat | 0 comments

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Ok so here is a simple recipe from my mother-in-law Vicky for chicken salad. This is not your boring cubed chicken salad.  No, this is your “I GOTTA HAVE THAT CHICKEN SALAD”.  It is so good!  I love it on a warm croissant with fresh onion. However, I also so find myself enjoying a couple of spoonfuls of it late at night like Nigella.  Believe me… you will crave it too.

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Paneer

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Gluten-free, Meat | 0 comments

 

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Growing up I would watch my mother make paneer.    Paneer is the Indian name for a solid form of Ricotta cheese where the water has been removed from it.  I’m not going to say that she spent hours slaving to make fresh paneer.  No because making fresh whole milk ricotta or paneer as Indians refer to it is absurdly simple.  You can use paneer in your favorite paneer curry or enjoy it with some olive oil and fresh ground black pepper.

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Black Chocolate Banana Bread

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Desserts | 5 comments

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I really wanted chocolate banana bread.  But I didn’t want any of that milk chocolate brown banana bread.  No, I wanted that that rich black chocolate color and flavor that you see in Oreos.  To get that dark black chocolate color and flavor I used black cocoa powder.

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Egg Cream

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Desserts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Oh sweet egg cream how you make a stressful day fade away…

If you’ve never had an egg cream, this is what you’re missing: rich, creamy chocolate, bubbly goodness. The origins of the egg cream are a bit mysterious.  Some say the egg cream was the original milkshake. Back in the day, they would mix sweet cream, an egg and chocolate then top  it off with soda.  Kinda sounds like a chocolate soda of sorts.   Fear not, as there is no longer raw eggs in the egg cream.  The egg cream is now a simple 3 ingredient drink that is sure to please your sweet tooth.

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