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Cookbook Review: Eat What You Love – Quick and Easy Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories by Marlene Koch

Cookbook Review: Eat What You Love – Quick and Easy Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories by Marlene Koch

Title: Eat What You Love – Quick and Easy Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories Author: Marlene Koch Publisher: Running Press Hardcover: 336 pages Source: BEA Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Great-tasting, guilt-free favorites—in a flash! From creamy No-Bake Cherry-Topped Cheesecake to Cheesy Bacon Chicken, Deep-Dish Skillet Pizza, and 2-Minute Chocolate “Cup” Cakes for One, every speedy crave-worthy recipe in this book is low in sugar, fat, and calories—but you would NEVER know by tasting them! In Eat What You Love: Quick & Easy,…

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We Made: Steak with Chimichurri

We Made: Steak with Chimichurri

It was my birthday a little while ago, so my husband went all out on the dinner front and got crazy fancy with his cooking. When he asked me what I wanted for my birthday meal, I really had no clue about what I wanted as the main part of the meal, but I opted for cream cheese mashed potatoes and brown sugar glazed carrots as sides (two of my absolute favorites). It was his job then to look up…

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We Made: Dijon Roasted Chicken

We Made: Dijon Roasted Chicken

A few months ago, Andrew and I decided to make the plunge and commit to a wine club; we joined ClubW (now Winc), the online wine club loved and frequently recommended by one of our favorite YouTubers, Hannah Hart. When we were going through our latest shipment, we were taking a look at the chardonnay Winc promised that we’d love. Usually, Andrew and I do NOT like chardonnay, but when seeing that it was recommended to us, we were intrigued….

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We Made: Caramel Infused Vodka!

We Made: Caramel Infused Vodka!

My mom posted a really yummy-looking recipe for Caramel Apple Mimosas from Delish on Facebook, and Andrew and I had to try it out some weekend, because we are all about fall flavors. Basically, you pour some salted caramel vodka, apple cider, and champagne in a flute and it’s supposed to taste very much like a candy apple. For some reason, finding salted caramel vodka is incredibly difficult in the city of Chicago. I don’t know if it’s because Andrew…

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Alton Brown Adventures: Good Eats Company Punch

Alton Brown Adventures: Good Eats Company Punch

We’re always looking for fun drinks to make on our weekends, and Andrew *loves* punch, so when we watched an episode where Alton Brown showed us how to make legitimate punch that was used by pirates, we knew it was only a matter of time before we were going to make it. Basically, it follows the recipe of: 1 part sour 2 part sweet 3 strong 4 weak We ran into a few snags while making it, which almost always…

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Alton Brown Adventures: Meatloaf

Alton Brown Adventures: Meatloaf

I have a confession to make: I’ve never had meatloaf before. It just wasn’t a thing in my household. Hamburgers? Totally. Steak? Yup. But meatloaf? My mom just didn’t make it. She and my dad both had horrible experiences eating tasteless, dried up meatloaf, so they chose never to subject themselves and their children to it ever. So, when Andrew told me that he was craving meatloaf, I was a little taken a back. He was craving that terrible food…

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Alton Brown Adventures: Shepherd’s Pie

Alton Brown Adventures: Shepherd’s Pie

I am a fan of the Shepherd’s Pie. Everything in it just feels so comfort food/homey to me — ground beef and mashed potatoes? Yes please! The problem is that some recipes might be bland, but when we took a look at Alton Brown’s recipe, we knew that definitely wouldn’t be a problem. As always, we had a little difficulty in the actual cookware department. The only pan we had that would work for this dish was a little too…

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Alton Brown Adventures: Red Velvet Cake

Alton Brown Adventures: Red Velvet Cake

Andrew’s favorite cake is red velvet cake. Also, Andrew hates frosting, except for cream cheese frosting. So, it comes as no surprise that when his birthday came along, I had no choice but to make him a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. The only tough part: finding a decent recipe that I could reasonably make. To Alton Brown, I turned! I love how easy to follow Alton’s recipe was — I don’t know why, but we were both…

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Alton Brown Adventures: Grenadine

Alton Brown Adventures: Grenadine

When I first introduced this thing we’re doing with Alton Brown’s recipes, I mentioned that what got us started was his alcohol episode. That was for two reasons: Andrew and I love a good drink; making great cocktails is actually rather simple if you put in some time. So, we finally took the plunge and made ourselves homemade grenadine. I actually don’t like store-bought grenadine very much. As long as it’s just a splash or two, it’s fine, but the…

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Alton Brown Adventures: Sirloin Steak

Alton Brown Adventures: Sirloin Steak

Now that Andrew is no longer a vegetarian, he’s always looking for new ways to cook meat and new kinds of meat to enjoy. So, when he saw this for sale at the grocery store, he bought it and researched to see if Alton Brown had a recipe for it. Luckily, he did. This is kind of a funny story, actually, because cooking this calls for a broiler, which neither of us has ever really used. We could see that…

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