Winter

Cashew Chicken

by Sara on March 17, 2011

Cashew Chicken

This may possibly be my new favorite quick dinner. It’s definitely faster than takeout Chinese, and in this case, I happen to like this version of cashew chicken better – there’s no giant chunks of celery, and there are LOTS of cashews! I can also attest that the leftovers were great – sure the cashews [...]

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Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

by Sara on March 7, 2011

Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

This recipe has been a thorn in my side. About this time last year, my mom was watching a morning talk show that featured Paula Deen as a guest. Paula mentioned that she had partnered with Philly Cream Cheese for this contest they called “The Real Women of Philadelphia.” They challenged women to develop recipes [...]

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Fudgy Brownies

by Sara on February 26, 2011

brownie close-up

Folks, I’ve found my go-to brownie recipe. When I posted about making The Baked Brownie, it immediately became one of my most popular posts. Clearly, many of us are brownie lovers, and many of us wanted to know why America’s Test Kitchen named that particular brownie the best in the U.S. For me, this recipe [...]

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Beef Tips

by Sara on February 21, 2011

slow cooker beef tips

In my family, this is serious comfort food. It’s also easy to make and hands-off, rendering it perfect for family gatherings when you want to actually spend time with your family, instead of slaving over the stove all day. We like to enjoy this meal on a holiday, but I also love it on a [...]

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