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Editor's note: For our last week at Food Lush, I've asked the writers to share both a favorite post by another writer, from over the last two years, and a favorite post of their own. You'll see these posts linked to at the top of their new post for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at Food Lush
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by Maura Since I'm on the Whole 30 torture train to better health, I'm having trouble finding alternatives to my usual side dishes. There are only so many days in a row that one can eat roasted broccoli. (I'm very close to that limit.) Since sweet potatoes are the only... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at Food Lush
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by Maura While most people are resolving to eat more vegetables, less meat, and exercise more, I'm resolving to eat more meat and eggs! (I'll also eat veggies and exercise.) Like thousands of others, I'm doing Whole 30 this month. As a result, I need a quick, easy, and filling... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at Food Lush
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by Maura Years and years ago (circa 2008), I didn't cook. If it didn't involve butter, flour, and sugar, I didn't make it. I baked and that was it. Ironically, I was 10lbs thinner, but that is neither here nor there. I was so into baking that I was even... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura As the lovely and charming Caitlin mentioned last week, we bought some local spices when we were in New Orleans. (I am definitely going to try her recommendation of blackened shrimp caesar salad this week!) I have not tried all the spices I bought, but I have cooked... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura I'm a sucker for quick, fancy oatmeal at places like Starbucks, McDonalds, and other fast food places. It is a quick, easy, delicious and low-calorie breakfast for those who are short on time. I do, however, object to paying for a breakfast that I can make at home... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura The holidays are a time for joy and nostalgia. We bring out the decorations, songs and ornaments that bring back memories, and cook the foods that remind us of home. I can't say I have a strong food association with many people, but my grandparents are two people... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura I consider myself a lucky, lucky girl to have spent the past weekend in New Orleans with sixty awesome women. Thanks to the organizers of the Blathering, I had a wonderful time socializing and eating delicious food. The epicurean highlight of my trip was the beignets and coffee... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at Food Lush
Oh no! I did not read the comments! Ill have to try out the recipe myself and see what I find. (Twist my arm!) Thanks for the warning!
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2012 on New Twist on Holiday Bark at Food Lush
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by Maura I will never tire of plain old peppermint bark. I absolutely love it for its dark, white and pepperminty complexity. In browsing Pinterest (where else?), I learned that there are other options for your edible holiday bark. Once I saw this one, though, I stopped looking. It is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura My favorite food of all time is pizza. I am not necessarily a pizza snob; I'll eat cardboard with marinara and cheese. However, I am always on the lookout for better delivery pizza. A few weeks ago, Will ordered us pizza while I was on my drive home... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura I hate the term semi-homemade because it calls to mind the annoying Sandra Lee from the Food Network and her ridiculous, ever-changing decor. However, I do not have anything against delicious semi-homemade dinners. I'm always looking for a way to make store-bought ingredients taste like I slaved over... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura Have you ever been sitting around your house at 8:30 pm and wished really, really hard that you had some freshly baked cookies? So did I. So I ordered some. {Image credit: Insomniacookies.com} The idea of delivering fresh, hot cookies to people at all hours of the night... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at Food Lush
That is so cute! I hope Im a good mom like that! :-)
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2012 on Nostalgia for Breakfast at Food Lush
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by Maura When I was growing up, breakfast at my grandparents' was raisin bread with peanut butter. Grandmom always had a loaf of Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Swirl bread, which she'd toast and smear with peanut butter that became slightly melty and gooey from the heat of the bread. I'd happily... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura If you follow me on Twitter, you probably know that I am newly engaged. (Yay!) My fiance, Will, and I decided we should keep things simple, so we are having three weddings. I'll give you a minute. Yes, three weddings. Theoretically, we are having an intimate (immediate family... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura If people judged wine expertise by how much wine they drank, I would be a guru. Fortunately, that is not the standard. Despite years of wine drinking, I have always had a hard time remembering which wineries I like. This summer, though, I narrowed it down to a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Food Lush
by Maura My preferred method of caffeine delivery (let's be real here) is coffee. Once I have my [20 oz] cup in the morning, I usually switch to water or iced tea. This week, though, I've been battling the Worst Cold of Ever while teaching six hours a day. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura Last month I saw an internet coupon for Omaha Steaks and decided to give it a try. I'd eaten Omaha Steaks before at my Grandmom's house; she raves about them. For $70, I got 2 bacon-wrapped filet mignons, 8 ground beef burgers, 6 top sirloins and 4 double-stuffed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura Pasta is one of my favorite foods and I could drink red sauce (aka gravy, aka Sunday sauce). Unfortunately, Will is not a big fan of red sauce. He loves creamy, cheesy sauces and anything with wine and butter. Who doesn't? In an (unending) effort to make our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura I often avoid recipes that include specialty ingredients, like fresh herbs and fresh ginger, because I cannot buy small amounts economically. Although this is not what you would call a first world problem, I am always looking for ways to extend the life of my ingredients and increase... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura As I was straightening up the kitchen the other day, I noticed how many ramekins I put in the dishwasher. I use them for absolutely everything. Mise en place, melting butter, taco toppings, snack cups, appetizer holders and ice cream dishes. The ones I have are plain white... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura As bad as it sounds, I am guilty of throwing away a bunch of leftovers each week that, despite best intentions, did not get eaten or repurposed. I hate doing it and try to incorporate any leftovers into lunches or meals during the week. Sometimes, though, those sad... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura I wasn't exaggerating when I said we eat salmon a few times a month. Although I found a good recipe that Will and I both like, I won't rest until I find the PERFECT salmon recipe. I'm kidding. I just get bored making the same things over and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at Food Lush
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by Maura One of my least favorite chores is food shopping. I don't like crowds and the store always seems to be busy, even in the middle of the day. Also, I seldom have all of my meals nicely planned out, so I wander listlessly (and list-less) through the store... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at Food Lush