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About Addy

I've always enjoyed making a mess in the kitchen. As a small child I used to sneak into the kitchen to make "rabbit stew" (this consisted of emptying my mom's spices into a large pot of water. Yeah, I was a great kid.) These days I spend my time in the kitchen cobbling together "what-ever-the-heck-you've-got casserole", pushing ethnic-inspired food on my husband and occasionally being called upon to feed the in-laws. I hope you enjoy trying these recipes in your own kitchen. Make sure you let me know what you like! If you want to find me elsewhere on the web- well good luck with that! I'm a baby blogger- this is my first foray into blog land (so let me know how I'm doing!). In real life I can often be found lurking amongst the stacks at local bookstores and libraries sipping on diet pepsi.

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Pizza Dough

We’re taking a couple of days off for the holidays, so we’re running a few old posts from when we first launched back in February! -ed For Christmas my Mom gave me a book called Kneadlesly Simple (by Nancy Baggett).  The following is her recipe for Neapolitan Pizza Dough.  It’s really good and really easy, […]

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Tuscan Beef Stew

{ed note: this is a re-run from Feb 2010, perfect for fall weather!} Out here in California we are staring to see signs of spring, but I know that all my friends in the Mid-West and on the East are still firmly lodged in the throws of winter.  Here’s a recipe for a lovely beef […]

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Bibimbap with Veggies & Flank Steak

Bibimbap is a Korean dish whose name literally means “mixed cooked rice” or “mixed meal.  I made mine with Flank Steak, baby aspargus, baby bok choy, mushrooms, snap peas, onion and water chestnuts. Topped with a fried egg and served with sides of sesame seeds and sriarcha, Bibimbap is a flavorful and filling meal. Here’s […]

Milk Toast
Milk Toast

Milk Toast was something my mom always made for me on weekends.  Similar to a Fondue or Welsh Rarebit, Milk Toast is a cheese sauce served over stale toasted (or just toasted) bread.  Unlike Fondue or Rarebit, which are a bit more “gourmet”, Milk Toast is a simple combination of Sliced American Cheese, Milk and […]

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Brunswick Stew for two.

The Daring Kitchen hosts two monthly challenges, The Daring Baker’s Challenge and The Daring Cook’s Challenge.  Participating in the challenges is a great way to be exposed to new recipes and techniques.  Not being quite daring enough to try the Baker’s Challenge I signed up for the Cook’s Challenge instead.  If you’re interested in the […]

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Quick & Easy Lemon Pasta

Spring is in the air and I’m starting to crave “summer” flavors but it’s still cold enough that I want something warm and filling as well.  This Lemon Pasta fits the bill perfectly, and it can be whipped up super quick. Here’s what you’ll need: 3 lemons, zest and juice 3 cloves of garlic, minced […]

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Strawberry Shortcake with Strawberry Syrup

I’m fortunate to live in the Salinas Valley in California, some of the best produce in the country is grown here.  However there are some crops we grow in abundance, and one of those is Strawberries.  The Strawberries at the market were the smaller spring berries that are just the most flavorful and delicious. Perfect […]

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What, exactly is Bacon?

We’re in the middle of Bacon Week here at Foodwhirl and it’s time we had a discussion on what exactly bacon is. Bacon is a type of cured pork.  You hear of turkey bacon or lamb bacon or tofu bacon- these products are not bacon, they are simply treated in a manner to resemble bacon.  […]

A Fast Meal - Chicken, Spinach and Rice Burritos
Chicken, Spinach & Rice Burritos

By using leftover chicken I was able to whip up these chicken and rice burritos in about 20 minutes (it would be even faster if I’d had leftover rice too).  They are very tasty and filling. Here’s What You Need: 3/4 cup shredded chicken 1 large handful of fresh baby spinach 3 tablespoons salsa (use […]

Linguica and mushroom skillet meal
Linguica, Pepper and Mushroom Skillet

It’s been a long day, I’m hungry, tired and I’m looking in my fridge and seeing only bits and pieces.  So, what’s for dinner?  Toady it was a Linguica, Pepper and Mushroom Skillet- cooked quickly and served over rice.  It was really tasty and filling. Here’s what you’ll need serves two 1/2 spicy linguica sausage, […]

Spinach turnover mix
Chicken & Spinach Turnovers

I’m a big fan of spanokopia, the Greek dish made with Spinach and feta in phyllo dough.  To turn it into a meal on the go, I add chicken to mine spin on this dish.  I like make these ahead of time and freeze them, all I need to do to make a meal is […]

Tomato Sauce
Mushroom Tomato Sauce

One of my husband’s favorite foods is spaghetti with marinara sauce.  For him that always meant popping open a can of Ragu’s mushroom tomato sauce.  Needless to say, I’m not so into the canned stuff.  Here’s my homemade version of mushroom tomato sauce.  I make a large batch about twice a month and freeze individual […]

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Pork Dumplings with Dried Shrimp and Chives

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Chi fan le mei you? (Happy and prosperous new year! Have you eaten yet?) Both common greetings for the Lunar new year, commonly know in the states at the Chinese New Year.   This year Chinese New Year starts on February 14th.  The Lunar New Year celebration is 15 days long, each […]

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Not Your Mom’s Tuna Surprise

It seems that everyone has a fond (or not so fond) memory of a tuna “surprise”  from their childhood.  My version is a riff on a recipe I saw while watching Jacques Pepin on PBS.  This is a really fluid recipe- substitute what you have on hand for a quick and easy mid-week meal Here’s […]

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This is the recipe that will give me the meat I’ll use for dinner all week.  Because I’ll be using the leftover meat in very different recipes I keep my pot roast pretty simple. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 beef roast- the largest that will fit in your crock pot. 1 large yellow onion- rough […]

A Week’s Worth of Beef-To be Contiued when I have meat again.

One of my favorite tricks is to take a single cut of meat and turn it into a weeks worth of meals.  This week at the grocery store beef roasts were on sale.  I snagged a 6 pound roast for about $17.00.  For dinner tonight we’ll have pot roast (made in the crock pot).  But […]

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About Addy

I’ve always enjoyed making a mess in the kitchen.  As a small child I used to sneak into the kitchen to make “rabbit stew” (this consisted of emptying my mom’s spices into a large pot of water.  Yeah, I was a great kid.) These days I spend my time in the kitchen cobbling together “what-ever-the-heck-you’ve-got […]