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Peanut Butter Cups

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Hey it's Halloween! I'm having people over tonight so I made these peanut butter cups for the big party! And what's the sense of making homemade peanut butter cups if you are just gonna make them like normal peanut butter cups? I made several varieties of these, some with salted caramel, some with rice krispies, and some with a little chile flake for a nice kick. Follow me on Instagram and you might just see some pictures of me and my friends all dressed up and enjoying these treats!





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Yogurt Mac and Cheese

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This yogurt mac was awesome! It came out soo creamy and tangy and delicious. And it's super easy to make! Try my Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese on Tablespoon.

Gluten Free Onion Straws

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My new roommate and good friend Kim is allergic to wheat, so I have been doing my best to avoid it while cooking at home when I can. When we combined our pantries I counted 23 different types of flour between us! I have found that cooking gluten free is actually pretty easy unless you want beer or pizza. Paying attention to gluten in my cooking and noticing trends when we go out to dinner has really started to piss me off, so here we go.

Gluten Free Rant-

First off, making fun of gluten allergies is really trendy, and a lot of people like to think it is just a fake thing or a fad, but real people have real symptoms, so frankly, shut up.

So far, most restaurant staff I have encountered have been pretty bad about accommodating and done dumb things like serving bread with mussels even though she mentioned being gluten free like 5 times. Even at really nice places! If it was a peanut allergy this would not happen!

The other thing I get really pissed about is restaurant menus. Usually I glance over a menu at home before I go to dinner with Kim, and think, wow there should be a lot of things that she can eat at this restaurant. When we get there though, they hand her a separate "gluten free" menu, that doesn't have 80% of the things that I thought should have been on there. Where is the hidden wheat? Why can't you serve the hummus plate to a gluten free person? Usually anything fried is immediately out of the question because they only have one fryer and once flour goes in there the oil is contaminated. The frialator situation especially angers me when there are such delicious options for frying that don't need any wheat. Like these delicious onion straws!





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Sweet Potato Noodles with Cranberries, Kale, and Chicken

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It's my favorite time of the year to go to the farmers market around here because all the fun fall flavors are out. I knew I was going to make fresh pasta on Tuesday because I have been craving it recently and my gluten free roommate was out of town so I could really get wild with the flour in my kitchen. I stopped by the farmstand near my place on the way home and grabbed what looked good. Some beautiful sweet potatoes would go into the pasta itself, some fresh cranberries and lacinato kale would make up the sauce.





Apple and Sausage Pizza

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This pizza uses apple sausage and sliced apples as toppings along with a caramelized onion and butter sauce. Try my Apple and Chicken Sausage Pizza on Tablespoon.

Braised Sausage and Veggies with Millet Video

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So there were a few delays on the new website, but trust me it's coming really soon! I couldn't justify taking any more time off though, so here we are. Yesterday I made this fun braised sausage dish on Mass Appeal and joked around with my pals Seth and Ashley. We had a lot of fun! Watch the video below, and make the dish for dinner tonight! Oh, and that guy who makes the gimmicky Halloween recipes that I make fun of in this video is a more awkward, 30 pound heavier, beardless version of myself from a year ago.

Scallion Pancake Burger

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The best lunch in town is the double awesome at Mei Mei, and everyone knows it. I used to live in walking distance of their brick and mortar location and I went for lunch all the time. Now that I am a little further away, Last week when I was craving the flavors of the sandwich I had to take matters into my own hands. I did a quick survey of what ingredients I had on hand, and this burger was born.

Quick note - I am taking next week off blogging in order to get the new version of the website up and running asap. Trust me, it will be worth it. Talk soon!





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Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Tacos

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I've been working really hard on a re launch of this website and I can't wait to show you guys! It should be ready really soon. But for now, here is some Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Tacos I made for Tablespoon to hold you over.

Green Curry Chicken Stew

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I've been taking Improv classes lately in an attempt and get better at public speaking / being on camera / cooking in front of people. The classes have helped for sure, but what I didn't expect was how much I would love the improv community. The classes are so much fun, going to shows at the theater is great, and I love the people I have been meeting! Our next show is this Tuesday. Yup, tomorrow. So I had people from my class over to do a little last minute practice and have a nice meal. I wanted to make something easy that could simmer or bake away while we practiced and be ready to go when we got hungry. I decided on making a cross between green chili and green curry, but I got so busy at work last minute that I didn't really have enough time to conceptualize the recipe. I decided to improvise it at the last minute and it came out great but not at all like I was hoping. I wanted that green chili/green curry hybrid, but instead it was more of a green curry/chicken stew mixture. Regardless, it was a great dish that was perfect for a cold October night and hearty enough for a bunch of people that were just jumping around for 2 hours.





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Rabbit Pate and Mostarda

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Ever since the first time I went to Coppa, I have been mesmerized by Jamie Bissonnette's cooking. Even though Toro is more well known and even has expanded to NYC, Coppa will always be my choice for favorite restaurant in Boston. I can still describe in detail each and every visit which is pretty rare for me when it comes to restaurant experiences. I remember the first time I was there I caught a glimpse of Jamie in the kitchen. At that time I didn't know who he was, but all the servers were running over to him as he was passing out samples of what I am assuming was some delicious cured meat newly unearthed from its resting spot. As much as the meats and pastas stood out to me that night, I remember being really into the mostarda sauce that accompanied a few of my dishes. I wanted to try and make it at home, but I never really found a recipe that I thought was right.

So here we are many years later, and I have a recipe for that very same mostarda! Jamie's cookbook came out last week and I am so excited to cook pretty much everything in it. It feels like this book was written for me and people just like me. I am very strong in the kitchen and I know what I am doing really well, but when it comes to charcuterie, I get a little lost and overwhelmed. I have always wanted to venture more into that relm, and even have on a few occasions, but when I do research, many recipes feel fussy or outdated. This book feels like now. The recipes speak to me and tell me how to do things in a very matter of fact way. They also feel casual and like I can riff off them and not be worried about messing everything up. They aren't all these big curing projects that take months, they are approachable and doable in a much shorter amount of time!

To start with, even though the lemongrass and green curry sausages are right up my alley and looked crazy delicious, I wanted to go with the true spirit of the book and take myself a little outside of my comfort zone with a tasty rabbit and beer pate. The pictures made the dish look absolutely stunning (Nod to Ken Goodman, who also did the photos in my cookbook!) and I couldn't wait to try it! I went out to source my rabbit and got to work.





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