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Peanut Butter Pie

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Desserts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Do any of you watch American Horror Story(AHS)?  I’ve been watching the latest season “Freak Show” and I am hooked again.  Dandy, played by Finn Wittrock,  is my favorite character this season.  Wittrock plays “man child sociopath” to perfection.  I look forward to Dandy’s escapades every week :)
Anyway, This past episode, Dandy and his mother Gloria were having dinner at their usual opposite ends of the lavish dinning table. During the scene,  Gloria, had this picture perfect dessert on her plate.  It was a berry tart.  And while this post is not for a berry tart it is for an equally delicious  dessert… a peanut butter pie like tart.
It also happened to be my MIL’s birthday later in the week so it all seemed fitting since she too loves PB. :)
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Thai Roasted Chicken

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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I’m not really a chicken person.  Chicken breast, in my opinion, is the most boring cut of meat.  Since our household is divided, on the dark vs light meat front, we tend to cook the whole chicken around here.  The idea of roasting a chicken for many people, sounds daunting.  I assure you it is not.  It is probably the easiest way to prepare a chicken. First off, it’s ready to go.  There is no scoring, skinning, cubing or filleting involved.  Just marinate it for a couple of hours and pop it in the oven. 
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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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