Archive for March, 2011

March 31st, 2011

Creamy Avocado Shells + the Clockless Oven

by Lauren
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Someday, if you’re lucky and I feel like sacrificing our dignity, I will show you a picture of our lovely oven. Chris originally thought we should name this blog “The Timeless Kitchen” because the oven has no clock. That’s right, read ‘em and weep, literally. At some point the LYK oven’s clock shorted and started beeping uncontrollably, as our smoke alarm also tends to do. Naturally, the previous tenants thought it best to simply rip out the clock. We now have a gaping black hole of death with cut wires popping out of it, instead of an oven clock. Cute, I know.

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March 31st, 2011

Creepy Crawly April Fools Day Treat

by Lauren

So we went out last night. By out I mean, happy hour and then splitting a half-off  ($12!) bottle of wine with Pearl during dinner at Gringo’s. The three of us were the last to leave and definitely closed the place up, no big deal.  It was exhilarating-ly fun but I’m exhausted. Exhausted to the point that it’s difficult to reach over 2 inches and lift my coffee mug to my lips. Pathetic, I know. I sound like a 90 year old woman. But seriously, good thing this going out on weekdays thing is  not a nightly venture.

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March 30th, 2011

Bananer NUT-ella Muffins & The Gift that Keeps on Giving

by Chrissy
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Everyone, this past weekend the culinary goddess blessed me with a child. A stork left a gift on my doorstep. Behold, my new child, the (nameless) Ice blue kitchen-aid mixer. Isn’t he a beauty? Since purchasing a kitchen-aid mixer is really a once-in-a-lifetime thing, he will need a good name, so here is where I need some help–send me some ideas! What is the best name for my new mixer?

Now, for the tough part. As if naming my child wasn’t hard enough, what in the world do I teach him to do first? Growing up, I loved baking oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I could pretty much make them with eyes closed, so I thought that recipe would be the first thing that I make. Well, this recipe from I’ll Have What She’s Having spoke to me. Call it an epiphany, call it what you want. I suddenly realized that the first thing my baby mixer needed to learn, was the mashed bananers & nutella muffin recipe. Duh, he’s just a child, so mashed bananers are the way to go.

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March 29th, 2011

Online Bake Sale for Japan

by Lauren

Come one, come all to bid on our Candy Bar-of-your-choice Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies!! You don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!

The bake sale will take place at Sabrina’s blog, The Tomato Tart, on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011. You can bid on almost 100 different baked goods made by yours truly and many other fabulous food bloggers. All proceeds will go to Second Harvest Japan.

Join us in donating to this great cause and fill your bellies with something tasty in the process!

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March 29th, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Fingers

by Lauren

While recovering from having my wisdom teeth yanked on Friday, my mom graciously took me in for the weekend. While she was kind enough to make me smoothies, soups and homemade applesauce, she also tortured me by feeding Chris and my family ribs for dinner…RIBS! Are you kiddin’ me?! As I sat there looking plump as a chipmunk daintily sipping on my lemon orzo soup, everyone else ate like disgusting carnivores. Hmph.

So maybe I was a little bitter…I really wish I could chow down on some potato chips and a cheeseburger about now. Some ribs are also sounding great at this point. Really, anything with substance would be fabulous!

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