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Danielle G (Girly Library Nerd)
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My Cooking Attempts: Chicken Stock
My last post, for caramelized onions, reminded me that I should go back to basics. One of the most basics things I make, on a regular basis, is chicken stock. A few winters ago I was making a TON of soups and I was buying a TON of chicken broth, I'm talking...
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My Cooking Attempts: Caramelized Onions
In my previous post, David's Favorite Burger , I used homemade caramelized onions as a burger topping and promised to share my recipe. I have tried various methods of making these delicious onions, slow cooker, stove top, butter, oil, honey, sugar, balsamic...
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My Cooking Attempts: David's Favorite Burger
This burger creation came about one weekend when my hubby and I were too lazy to leave the house, yet were craving a delicious burger. My husband wanted "a crunch" to his burger and he didn't want to use a traditional burger bun (which was good because we d...
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My Cooking Attempts: Thai Quinoa
I truly believe in eating healthy. I don't eat healthy to be skinny, TRUST me that ain't gonna happen. I eat healthy to feel good about what's going into my body.  I also believe in delicious food. When people think of eating healthy their minds usually go ...
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My Cooking Attempts: Abuela's Creamy Pea Soup
I often get lost in the multitude of recipes found in cookbooks or Pinterest. I want to cook everything & try every recipe out there. I'm always challenging myself & trying new recipes, cooking methods, or ingredients.  & then, when I don't know what to mak...
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My Cooking Attempts: Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
You know how some people love tomato soup? I'm not one of those. Well, at least I didn't think I was one of those people until I tried this recipe by Two Peas & Their Pod . All of a sudden I understood what all the fuss what about! I had only ever tried the...
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My Cooking Attempts: Champurrado, According to David
I love champurrado!  What is champurrado you ask? Champurrado is a warm, thick Mexican drink,
prepared with masa (corn flour), chocolate, and cinnamon. Champurrado is traditionally served in
the morning for breakfast or as a late afternoon snack. However, I...
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My Cooking Attempts: Pumpkin Spiced Latte Bread
Okay, so I hate to admit it but I am one of "those people." You know the type, the people who go pumpkin crazy in the Fall. Yup, I'm one of those. Even in California's version of Autumn we pumpkin people get super excited because technically it's pumpkin se...
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My Cooking Attempts: Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti
Time and budget constraints are often cited as reasons for not cooking healthy meals.
Sadly, it is not unusual to find your supermarket  receipts  slowly climb as you try to eat
healthier. Just compare the cost of water to that of soda. The other
day I took...
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My Cooking Attempts: Tacos de Tilapia with Chipotle Slaw
Not only is tilapia super easy to work with, but it's budget friendly, has low mercury, and is, generally, eco-friendly. I tend to buy a large bag of individually wrapped frozen tilapia and throw it in the freezer. Then, when I need something fast and easy ...
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