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Dessert, Random

Ancho Chili Chocolate Pecan Pie

This is our go-to pie.  No.  It isn’t sugar-free or dairy-free or wheat-free, but we still eat it guilt-free once a year and it is pretty much the only pie we crave.  The ancho chili brings out the flavor of the chocolate, kind of like a mole sauce. It’s not hot-spicy. My kids love it. We ran across a version of this  ...

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Provo, Restaurants

Brasas Street Tacos

Sometimes you just need an easy, inexpensive place to go out.  For those times, and anytime you want delicious, authentic grilled Mexican food, there is Brasas.  You can’t go wrong with their tacos, which are only $2.04 each!  (Hard to find a meal this tasty for six bucks.) Get them on corn tortillas and they are gluten-free!  If  ...

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NYC, Restaurants, Travel, Trips

Levain Bakery Oatmeal Raisin Scones

It was Spencer’s birthday last week, and I made these scones for his birthday breakfast. We first had them in NYC when we stopped by Levain Bakery on our way out to see the unicorn tapestries. Such a delicious breakfast. Of course we bought some of their famous mountain cookies as well and they were amazing, but there’s just  ...

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Random

Lemon Caper Chicken

My whole family loves this dish.  They ask for it all year long, but now that we have so many people (which means pounding a lot of chicken) I make it most often as a birthday request. This last time we made it I invited my 21 year-old brother (Andrew) to dinner and he graciously salted, pepperred, pounded, coated, and cooked all of the  ...

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Random

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

There is a pizza I love at Pizzeria 712 which involves house-made ricotta and mushrooms. I like it even more with a slice of their hot pink pizza to go along with it. Sadly, I can’t be popping over to 712 every time I need a fix, so I decided to re-create some of the magic at home. Ricotta is easy to make, so I googled some recipes and  ...

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Random

Kitchen Shears

After being married a short time, I realized how incomplete my pre-married life had been.  No.  Not because Spencer was half of me that was ‘missing’…because I discovered decent kitchen shears!  Spencer came with a nice pair from Cutco and my life hasn’t been the same since.

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Random

Salmon Cakes

Awhile back I read an interesting book written by Deborah Madison titled: What We Eat When We Eat Alone.  In it, she interviews people about what they eat when they cook for themselves.  Salmon cakes, similar to these, were one woman’s answer.  I was intrigued by the idea even though I’d never cooked with canned salmon.  I’m  ...

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