Monthly Archives: May 2011

Gloria’s Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers are the perfect bite of freshness. I like them in practically everything from drinks to salads to sandwiches and, of course, pickles. This salad combines the crunchy tartness of pickles with a slightly sweet vinaigrette. It is the perfect … Continue reading

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Study Break Lunch Date: Cucumber Limeade and Red Curry Chicken Salad

Roger and I have been studying up a storm. He has step 2 coming up and I have my qualifying exam for my Ph.D. But, we have to eat, right? Lunch together is a little luxury that we don’t always … Continue reading

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Bright Citrus Sangria

To me, sangria is the perfect summer drink. Even better, it’s easy to make as long as you have a day to let the flavors meld. There’s nothing terribly unique about this sangria. We just felt like it was time … Continue reading

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Heavenly Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I’ve been told I make some amazing mashed potatoes. I don’t want to brag but they are pretty good. I realized that we posted the boeuf bourguignon and took a picture of them on mashed potatoes without telling you the … Continue reading

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Ginger-Grapefruit Margarita

Yesterday, Molly and I made a simple and delicious cocktail. It all began with Chamucos Blanco tequila. Now, this is good stuff, so we sipped a little. This is the perfect cure for a cold rainy day. The tequila led … Continue reading

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Tiramisu, according to wiki, means “pick me up.” What a good representation of this classic Italian dessert. Is there anything better than espresso, sweetened mascarpone cheese, cakey cookies and a little spike of alcohol? This dessert is one of the … Continue reading

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Smokey Chipotle Eggplant Dip

Eggplant is one of the yummiest foods out there. It can be enjoyed grilled, roasted or sauteed. It is awesome in a variety of dishes and really adds a meatiness to vegetarian meals. While its good qualities are¬†innumerable, one of … Continue reading

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