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What's for Dinner #361 - April Showers Edition [through April, 29, 2015]

Tonight's dinner was yellow rice with ham and my side/dessert was "temptation-styled" baked sweet plantain. Just felt like satisfying my Cuban food cravings!

What's for dinner #360: Time to shake off the dross and get busy. [through April 22, 2015]

Simple fried plantain omelet for me...comfort food is always great on a Monday!

What's for dinner #360: Time to shake off the dross and get busy. [through April 22, 2015]

Last night was a "healthier" orange chicken stir fry that didn't involve breading and deep frying the chicken. Tonight's dinner was a pan fried boneless pork chop with an apple-ginger chutney that came from an ATK cookbook. Not quite photogenic but definitely flavorful.

What's for dinner #360: Time to shake off the dross and get busy. [through April 22, 2015]

I marinated a cornish hen overnight with lemon, oregano, adobo, and cumin. Just roasted and it came out nice and juicy. Accompanied the cornish hen with some leftover yellow rice I had made previously and some plantains. Now time to plan my weekend cooking adventures (aka weekday leftover meal prep)

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

Keeping things simpler tonight, baked some tilapia with a homemade teriyaki sauce and served it with some garlic rice with parsley. Granted I have some brownies cooling nearby which will destroy anything "healthy about my dinner! Guess its leftovers for tomorrow Monday..hate cooking on a Monday (or maybe just hate Mondays in general...)

What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

Cook's Illustrated Chewy Brownies for my weekend baking. Wanted to make the Supernatural Brownies which I also like but was too lazy to go get dark brown sugar....plus between white, light brown, powdered, turbinado and maple sugar I think I own too many sugars for a one person household!

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

Sounds interesting! Thanks for the recipe =)

Apr 11, 2015
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What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

Tonight's dinner was sweet and sour chicken, recipe from Simply Recipes blog. Was looking for a lighter version since I didn't want to deep fry the chicken and also this way it will be better to freeze leftovers.

Loved the end result, I swapped the onions for carrots but otherwise mostly stuck with the recipe. Last two weeks been in a homemade "healthier" Asian fast food mode. Already made Garlic Pork Stir Fry, Honey Sesame Baked Chicken, Fried Rice, and Teriyaki Chicken. Trying to avoid noodles and red meat recipes for now...lets see if I can keep that up!

What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

I like the idea of freezing in both sliced and cubed form. I'm always paranoid about food safety in the fridge so many times I freeze something and still use/eat it within a week!

Mar 01, 2015
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What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

Haha I guess I'll have to freeze some! Then again I normally freeze leftovers of all my meals...the joys (or pains?) of cooking for one.

Mar 01, 2015
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What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

I somehow got drawn into buying a honey cooked spiral ham for one person with the idea of making this week's meals with the leftovers. While tonight I'll just have some ham with a side of mashed potatoes, I'm currently in a search for recipes to use the leftovers, otherwise I'll just only make pasta with ham for every day of the week!

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

Chocolate ganache shortbread bards. The recipe comes from "I am baker" blog. While I've made shortbread before, the chocolate ganache in the blog pictures just made me cave in and make some! I let it set overnight in the fridge...and now it is breakfast (whoops!).

What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

Sure, I followed the recipe from this website. It baked very well and now I'm just trying to hold off and let it cool down....so hard!

http://cookiesandcups.com/snickerdood...

Feb 20, 2015
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What are you baking these days? Happy Valentine's Day February 2015 edition! [OLD]

Snickerdoodle Apple Bread just out of the oven. At least now I have breakfast and dessert while the snow forces me to stay inside the whole weekend!

Feb 20, 2015
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What's for Dinner #349 - the Sub-Zero-For-Some Edition [Old]

Snowing here in Denver, but can't complain we've had many days with 70 degree weather while the Northeast gets pounded on a weekly basis!

Finally got some time to cook and not depend on take out, grilled chicken and frozen foods (yes a crime I know) in order to meet all my deadlines. Today I made Spaghetti Carbonara with Prosciutto as I detest bacon. Also attempted a stovetop lasagna last night but alas that was a disaster as the pasta remained uncooked! Well at least the Pineapple cake I made was great for dessert and the leftover cake was breakfast today =)

What are your home cooking goals for 2015?

Love that suggestion! I can agree to a side dish as its included and most meals come with too much food anyways for one person. It definitely hurts when you pay for a meal and don't enjoy it all. Plus I'm one of few people my age that definitely enjoys dining out solo to try out new places and dessert is a must. Guess I should pay more attention to those veggies...

Jan 12, 2015
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What are your home cooking goals for 2015?

Yea an extreme picky eater is what my friends/family call me. However, I'm more adventurous and try out new desserts but can't bring myself to do so for meals. I do hate condiments so no ketchup, mustard or mayo in my food but I do love flavor as I have a lot of dried spices and I always marinate my meats overnight with them before any meals. There are many things I just haven't tried (such as sushi,lentils, and hummus) but I'm trying to try one new thing a week so I can say for sure if I don't like something!.

Vegetables is a big one cause I do love fruits. I hate the taste of many vegetables if eaten directly even if cooked (say onions, peppers, celery) but I believe they are great for flavoring so I just cut them larger and don't directly eat them! So while I can put them in a soup or stew, I tend to avoid foods that have fillings containing too much onions/peppers or something else I dislike.

But I normally wouldn't even bother to add veggies to my meals so I'm trying to start easy with things I love like corn, peas, potatoes, carrots but I'm still staying away from things I know I hate like broccoli, raw tomatoes,lettuce/kale. Still want to bring myself to try things like asparagus and eggplant but need to find a way in which I don't hate it because I screw up the dish!

Lol this has become long, but hope it is evident I do fall under the picky eating label as much as I'm trying to improve myself! Cooking my own meals and trying out things on my own is better than being placed on display by others and forced to try out things in public while keeping a straight face...

Jan 12, 2015
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What are your home cooking goals for 2015?

Thank you both for the suggestions! I'll start with those first and hopefully continue on from there.

Jan 11, 2015
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What's for Dinner #343 - the 2015 NFL Playoff Edition! [OLD. 1/15/15]

Cloudy, gloomy day on my end, with snow soon to come. Ohh the playoff game is soon starting but thankfully that's a few miles away from me! Guess I'll be trying out a Tortellini Chicken Soup since it will perfectly match with the weather.

What are your home cooking goals for 2015?

Could you give me the names of some simple dishes to begin my search for new recipes? Chicken is always a good starting point, however there are so many of them and I don't know where to start!

Jan 11, 2015
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What are your home cooking goals for 2015?

My goal for this year is to cook 1-2 new recipes for dinner each week. I'm an extremely picky eaters (not when dessert is concerned) and would like to make new dishes and see if I can incorporate more veggies and different cuisines into my diet.

Also would love to try Indian cuisine but with the caveat that I don't like spicy things and tend to lean towards sweeter sauces. Let's hope I can keep this going until December!

Jan 11, 2015
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What's for Dinner #343 - the 2015 NFL Playoff Edition! [OLD. 1/15/15]

Well I have to join minorities and stay out of the fake football discussions haha =)

For tonight I attempted the Chicken Vesuvio recipe from America's Test Kitchen. Good flavorful recipe that I would make again. Easy to make for a weekend cooking adventure, not sure I would do it on a weekday if its just for me.

Dessert I wish I could say I made it but I could never afford the equipment needed to make it! Bought a vanilla baum cake with a rum glaze from a local baker and have to say it was good although I was skeptical when first hearing about them.

What's for Dinner #342- The Return of the Polar Vortex Edition! [through Jan. 10, 2015]

Well since I am still recovering from a Monday after a long vacation break, tonight's dinner was quick and easy! Based on Noble Pig's blog recipe I made her Hoisin Pork Tenderloin which I marinated overnight and just came out of the oven. Either it tasted delicious or it was the hunger speaking! The meal was accompanied by some leftover coconut rice I made previously.

What's for Dinner #341 -- It's on to 2015 Edition! [through January 4, 2015]

The only thing I did differently was I pre seasoned the beef with the oregano and sazon seasoning before adding all the ingredients to the bag.

I eyeballed the amount of oregano and sazon seasoning used as I'm used to always seasoning any meats with them so I probably used way more than a "pinch" of oregano and my sazon seasoning comes in a huge Goya bottle and not packets!

Jan 04, 2015
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What's for Dinner #341 -- It's on to 2015 Edition! [through January 4, 2015]

Nothing like making a meal from back home (nice tropical weather) to make me nostalgic while I survive this winter.

I am loosely translating this recipe as Beef Onion Stew. Went the easy route and used steak stir fry strips and was happy with the end result
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/bistec-e...

What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part one)! [old]

Tried the Meyer Lemon Rolls recipe from Tutti Dolci. Filling/glaze was delicious. Can't comment much on the dough as once again my dough didn't rise! I give up on baking any type of yeasted bread at an altitude. I miss being at sea level...oh well maybe good way to avoid carbs!

Jan 04, 2015
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What are you baking these days? November 2014 edition (part one)! [old]

Just made Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Scones!

What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Leftover pumpkin puree and needing to get rid of the temptations that result from having a Nutella jar at home...guess it was time for pumpkin Nutella swirled muffins!

Oct 25, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

It's been apple and quick bread baking for me lately. This past week I made KAF's applesauce oatmeal bread and also tried a pumpkin apple bread recipe I found in a blog. Eventually I'll try something new without pumpkin or apples!!

Oct 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

Apple Upside Down Cake from "The Recipe Critic" blog. Delicious and perfect for this fall weather!