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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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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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Alton Brown Adventures: Mayonnaise

Alton Brown Adventures: Mayonnaise

Andrew and I both hate the mayonnaise you can buy in a grocery store. It seems way too goopy to be good for you and, on top of that, it doesn’t even taste good. It has to be one or the other, right? Jarred mayonnaise just doesn’t cut it. Sadly, a lot of yummy things require mayonnaise, like tuna salad, or deviled eggs, or really well-made sandwiches. It’s not fair! I’ve tried substitutes like a mix of mustard with just…

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Alton Brown Adventures: Southern Biscuits

Alton Brown Adventures: Southern Biscuits

So, Costco has an amazing deal on Red Lobster biscuit mix, and we get it basically every time we go there. They’re pretty easy to make and there’s just something about mixing together some biscuits as a late night snack or for breakfast in the morning that is super satisfying. Neither of us has any Southern roots to speak of, so when it comes to biscuits, our standards may not be the high standards of people who might live in…

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Alton Brown Adventures: Instant Hot Cocoa

Alton Brown Adventures: Instant Hot Cocoa

This was very much a spontaneous undertaking late one night when we both wanted hot chocolate. I was browsing Twitter when I saw Alton’s tweet about his homemade hot cocoa mix recipe. I looked at Andrew, told him about it, and then we both paused for a second, just looking at each other. “What does it call for?” he asked. I listed the ingredients and, luckily, we had everything and went for it. We were scared to see how much…

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We Made: Simple Syrup

We Made: Simple Syrup

Simple syrup always used to sound so fancy to me. My mindset used to be: Making a real Tom Collins? How in the world are we supposed to make that simple syrup stuff — it’s so complicated! And I don’t want to spend money in the store on buying sugar. Whatever, Gin and Lemonade is the same, right? So, imagine my embarrassment when Andrew and I actually bothered to look it up and saw that you basically just boiled 1…

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Alton Brown Adventures: The Beginning

Alton Brown Adventures: The Beginning

  If you know me and Andrew, you know that we love cooking. Most of our Facebook status updates these days are of food that we’ve made. Usually, after we make food, we sit down to eat it while watching a show, and for a while, that show was Good Eats, hosted by Alton Brown. What really got us was his show on cocktails, where literally after every recipe he brought up we looked at each other and said, “We…

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We Made: Almond Butter

We Made: Almond Butter

This isn’t going to be a very long post, because, as it turns out, making your own nut butter is a fairly simple process. At least, it seemed like it to me. I can’t be completely sure about that, because Andrew did all the work on this one. He’s amazing. I should preface this by saying that Andrew and I asked for a fancy blender from my parents for this Christmas — the two of us do actually like eating…

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Food We Like: Chilaquiles

Food We Like: Chilaquiles

We always joke about how we only ever make two kinds of food: Italian and Mexican. Andrew learned how to cook from his Italian grandma, and I may be as white as they come, but I grew up in Southern California and my family has a serious love for tacos, enchiladas, burritos, etc. So of course, one of my favorite breakfast foods is chilaquiles. I don’t know what it is about having tortilla chips smothered in enchilada sauce in the…

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