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Turkey Stuffed Eggplant

Turkey Stuffed Eggplant

I made this recipe for dinner last night and received rave reviews. It was equally as good for brunch this morning when I topped it with a poached egg. Versatile! Turkey Stuffed Eggplant Ingredients: 2 eggplants (1 pound each), halved lengthwise Olive oil cooking spray 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 […]

Linguine in Red Wine and Wild Mushroo...

Linguine in Red Wine and Wild Mushroom Sauce

I seem to be going through a mushroom phase lately. I just can’t get enough of them! Maybe it’s because their Vitamin D content is shouting at me after a particularly long and bleak winter. Maybe it’s just because they’re wicked delicious. Whatever the reason, they made it into my dinner again tonight. I was […]

Ground Turkey Fried Rice

Ground Turkey Fried Rice

I threw together this amazing concoction of ground turkey fried rice the other night and I was AMAZED at not only how delicious it was, but also how easy it was to make! The recipe calls for hoisin sauce, which I didn’t have, so I substituted a tblsp of ketchup and a tblsp of molasses. […]

9 Kitchen Techniques to Master in 201...


MentalFloss, magazine of magazines, website of websites, has created an awesome list of 9 kitchen techniques that every home chef should master to kick their cooking up a notch. Challenge accepted!!! This is now on my to-do list for 2014: 1. SEARING 2. DICING AN ONION 3. MAKE PAN SAUCE 4. MAKE ROUX 5. TEMPERING […]

Chorizo Sweet Potato Pizza


I threw this chorizo sweet potato pizza together as a last minute dinner one night last week and it was a HUGE success. It’s super easy to make (especially if you use store bought pizza dough instead of making your own) but tastes like you’ve slaved over the stove all day. Definitely a new favorite […]

Another 75 Book Challenge Update


The end of the year is getting closer and I still have quite a ways to go to meet my 75 book challenge quota. I have pretty much resigned myself to knowing that I won’t reach the mark this year, but I’m going to give it another go next year. I think starting in January […]

Top Ten Favorite Things I’ve Le...

Top Ten Favorite Things I’ve Learned From the Owl App

The Owl app offers up one amazing fact every day which is pulled from Reddit’s Today I Learned subreddit. Are they all 100% true? I have no idea! Are they all 100% entertaining? YES! Here are my top ten recent favorites: 10. The word “scientist” didn’t exist before 1833. Prior to this, scientist were referred […]

A Review of Summer’s End by Lis...

summers end

One of the perks of being a member of the LibraryThing community is easy access to advanced reader copies (ARCs) of new novels. It is SO COOL to be able to read a book before anyone else has access to it. Before the final edits are made, even! Nerdgasm!! I recently received my very first […]

Open-faced Poached Egg Sandwich

Open-faced Poached Egg Sandwich

I’ve been craving eggs like crazy for some reason lately and am particularly fond of them poached. I used to think that poaching eggs was crazy hard, but it turns out to be pretty simple once you’ve done it a few times. The secret key? Vinegar! A little vinegar in the water helps to keep […]

Book Challenge Updates

Harvard Bookstore Score

I’m about 3 weeks in after having to decided to read 75 books by the end of this year (including all of the books I had already read starting in January), and so far I think I’m doing okay! I finished 3 of the 4 books that I was working on at the time, and […]

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