happily ever after. [crispy fried chicken sandwich w. slaw & spicy mayo]

February 17th, 2015 by | comments

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So, there’s a chance I’m going to marry this fried chicken sandwich. It is the epitome of perfection, with its juicy and crispy chicken, spicy mayo, crunchy slaw and toasty, buttered bun. I made these sandwiches the other night for my boyfriend and good friend, and they both gave the sandwich two thumbs up. Luckily, there were leftovers, so I’ll be enjoying this for lunch today. :-)

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never let me down. [chile-rubbed short ribs w. cilantro oil]

January 26th, 2015 by | comments

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My brother, Andy, gave me Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill cookbook for Christmas and I’ve already made a handful of recipes from the book. Needless to say, I’m obsessed. Everything has been incredible so far, including the meal that I made on NYE. This short rib recipe didn’t let me down either–it was deeeelicious! I decided to make some cilantro oil as well, to give the dish a pop of color.

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say cheese. [spicy beef queso dip]

December 11th, 2014 by | comments

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My roommate and I are hosting a white elephant party tonight and are providing some of the appetizers. I wanted to make something with ground beef, since I had some on hand, so I decided to make a velvety and delicious beef queso dip. I speak from experience when I say that this dip is addicting…I couldn’t stop “taste testing” it last night!

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