Archive for August, 2010

Chicken Spaghetti for 25

This recipe has been in my family for so long, I don’t remember which cookbook it came from, originally.  It was one of those civic/charity league cookbooks, I think…Junior League of Tyler, perhaps?  My mom gave it to me MANY moons ago and we’ve served it for quite a few “Help!  I need to feed […]

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Posted on August 22, 2010 at 12:09 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Pasta, Uncategorized

Ranch Dip for Veggies

Recipe here. Another tray that I made for Girl’s birthday party.  This is great as a salad dressing or a dip and is vastly better, despite what The Pioneer Woman says, than the stuff in the green and white package.  Sorry I don’t have a better photo of the dip, itself, but I was taking […]

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Posted on August 21, 2010 at 9:12 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Favorites, Gluten Free, Side Dishes - Veggies, Snacks, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Recipe here. This dip is really tasty and extremely kid-friendly.  It’s basically just cream cheese frosting, made with brown sugar, so it’s quite sweet and a little bit goes a long way, but whenever I’ve made this for Boy or Girl’s friends, or to take in to school for a class party, it has been […]

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Posted on August 21, 2010 at 8:54 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Favorites, Gluten Free, Snacks, Vegetarian

Key Lime Cupcakes

Recipe here. For Girl’s birthday party tomorrow.  Had to try one tonight…you know, just to make sure that they were OK…before I served them to the children.  I wouldn’t want to serve them an inferior baked good, you know… The verdict?  Yum!  The cake itself is rich and moist and slightly Red Velvet-y (because of […]

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Posted on August 19, 2010 at 11:50 pm by lara · Permalink · One Comment
In: Desserts, Vegetarian

The Moosewood’s Caribbean Vegetable Stew

Recipe here. This was quite yummy.  I added a bit of garlic (about 2 cloves, pressed) and about 2 tsp of Jamaican Jerk seasoning. For the chile, I used one roasted hatch green chile from Central Market (although it would have been even better with two.)  I just LOVE the Hatch Chile festival week!  If […]

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Posted on August 19, 2010 at 5:08 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Gluten Free, Soups, Spices and Seasonings, Vegetarian

Veggie Sandwich

Vegetarian Girl LOVES the “Veggie Delite” sandwich from Thundercloud Subs (a fairly famous Austin chain,) so I thought that I would try to create an “at home” version for her. I used: a whole wheat hamburger bun hummus thinly sliced cucumber thinly sliced tomato caramelized onions sauteed mushrooms She liked the sandwich, but said that […]

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Posted on August 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Snacks, Vegetarian

Hoisin-Glazed Scallops with Sauteed Spinach and Peanut Butter Noodles

Peanut Butter Noodles recipe here. The scallops recipe is from the subscription-only section of Fine Cooking’s website, but basically, you just cook the scallops in a VERY HOT lightly oiled pan (after sprinkling them with a tiny bit of cayenne and salt) until they’re browned on both sides and opaque throughout and then you lightly […]

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Posted on August 17, 2010 at 7:50 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Pasta, Seafood, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian

White-on-White Buttermilk Cake with Jack Daniels Buttercream

Recipe here. I actually made this in January, but somehow forgot to post it until now (just came across the photos when clearing off my laptop’s desktop,) but it was definitely more memorable than my behavior would have you believe.  This was a delicious, rich cake that was fluffy and sweet without being cloying and […]

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Posted on August 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Favorites, Vegetarian

Wheat Berry Salad with Raisins and Pistachios

Recipe here. This was quite tasty.  It had a nice lemony tang to it, and the chewiness of the wheat berries was very filling. Now, that being said…if you hate raisins and goat cheese, or if you’re not crazy about cilantro or are frightened by unfamiliar novelty grains, this salad isn’t going to convert you.  […]

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Posted on August 17, 2010 at 7:26 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Salad, Side Dishes - Starch, Vegetarian

Spinach and Cheddar Souffle

Recipe here. I’ve always loved souffles and absolutely adore Ina Garten, so when I saw this recipe in House Beautiful magazine, I knew that I had to try it.  It was totally easy and really is foolproof.  I confess that I even forgot and opened the oven door once and the souffle still didn’t fall.  […]

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Posted on August 16, 2010 at 11:08 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian