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Simple Spinach Quiche

I'll admit one thing to you: When I was a kid, I thought it was pronounced "kweeech." Now that that confession's out of the way, I'll also admit that I didn't do any of the things I was supposed to this week. I had planned to spend my days off working on different rainy day staple meals, like stews, breads, sweet tarts, ...

The Art of Making Stock 

Over the weekend, the clouds rolled in and I was feeling down. The blues hit me hard when I can't see the sun. At least, that's what I blame it on. It's tons of fun for the people around me, I swear. The culprit of my depression has been a combination of major life changes (planning a move and a wedding, neither of which have ...

Roast Chicken and Veggies For Two

Cooking for a small group is hard. Cooking for one is even harder. Most recipes are designed for families, and large ones, at that. It's assumed that a) you are a woman reading it, and b) you have children who are picky eaters. At least, that's how most recipes go. So when you're only cooking for one or two, how do you ...

Creamy Chicken Stuffed Peppers

I have a confession to make: I'm a chronic pepper-purchaser. Now, in the grand scheme of addiction, on a scale from biting your nails to meth, constantly buying too many peppers probably falls more toward the "biting your nails" side of things. It's not like anyone's getting hurt because of it, although it does habitually ...

Baked Salmon Meatballs

When I first began to cook, I'll admit that I was very intimated by seafood. Hell, I'll admit that I was intimidated by everything. Enchiladas scared the shit out of me, so there was no way I was going to fillet something as expensive and valuable as salmon. In fact, I ate almost entirely vegetarian for the first few months, ...

Breaded Cod With White Wine Marinade

When it comes to marinades, I firmly believe that seafood takes the cake in the flavor department. They are top notch when it comes to soaking flavors in, all the way to the core, so that every bite is perfect. Cod is especially good because as it cooks, the surface breaks apart and all the marinade juice left on the ...

Bomb-tastic Balsamic Shrimp Salad

Before I start this recipe, I just need to say that I hope my efforts are greatly appreciated. My roommate and my fiance had to spend two weeks walking into random balsamic vinegar clouds and choking as I tested this recipe. Over and over again I heard the same woeful tale of what it was like to be struck in the eye by a ...