Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pizza Dough with Flax

My name is Rebecca and I make ugly food.

Also sometimes I get into fights with yeast.
We don't usually get along.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

Dealing with worker's comp makes me want to pull my hair out. Seriously, if I didn't already have debilitating headaches from the injury, I would be getting them from this whole ordeal.

Also my husband and I were accepted to Birthright. I'm very excited! I'm hoping that my headaches will be gone by January so that I can go on the trip.


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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Butternut Squash Pasta

I'm crossing my fingers hoping that this won't trip the breaker.

This delightful dish was born of me forgetting that I left the squash in the slow cooker.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Five weeks until we get to meet our next Guiding Eyes puppy. I'm so excited!

I have been taking pictures and notes for new blog posts, but I haven't been able to upload the pictures. For reasons that have yet to be determined, the power keeps getting tripped. I'm afraid of causing damage. My laptop rests in a backpack in the bedroom.

Here are some more pictures of Joyce's babies:

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Joyce's first litter!

Joyce's foster family was nice enough to email me some pictures from their visit this morning. It has made my puppy fever go completely nuts. I can't wait until I can cuddle one of these little guys! Countdown to Thanksgiving...

Friday, September 28, 2012

Settling In

Our move is complete! There's nothing like moving to make you want to burn everything you own. Truth.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Chicken and Red Bean Enchiladas

It's been a bit of a crazy week! We're maybe 75% done with packing. I was very sad to start packing up my kitchen stuff. Goodbye, blender. Goodbye, casserole dish. Goodbye, glasses and plates. Goodbye, cutting boards.

I've been spending a lot of time crocheting and watching 30 Rock.

Clearly I am not yet a master

SO this is a lazy day. I'm trying to use up as much of what is in our pantry/freezer/fridge as possible. This means using more canned foods than would normally use.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012


When celebrating the new year, challah is shaped round to symbolize the circle of life.

I attempted to braid mine, but it didn't turn out so well. Also this was my second attempt and I did have help (thanks, husband!).

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שָׁנָה טוֹבָה וּמְתוּקָה

Happy new year!

Working on some new posts to bring in the new year. :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Where I've been

I've been MIA lately. I know. Sorry! I've been sick and a whole lot is happening in my life right now.

Getting ready to move and in the middle of the application process for Birthright. Hopefully we'll both be accepted and will be able to go before the deployment.

With Rosh Hashanah coming up I'm going to be trying a few new recipes. Be on the lookout for new posts!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Banana Bread

I like that it can be a dessert or a breakfast.

I also like that it's easy to customize!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm gearing up for a bake sale this weekend.

My cookies usually turn out some kind of ugly. I'm 90% sure it has to do with the butter being too warm.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Oatmeal with berries

I've been on an oatmeal kick lately. Since my dishwasher (the Boy) is out of state with the army, I've been trying to use as little dishes as possible.

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Peach Chicken

You know what sounds like a terrible combination? Peaches and chicken. Right off the bat, it sounds like something that would be really weird to taste.

At least, that's what my friends said when I brought it for lunch. They don't say that anymore!

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Grilled Cheese with Pesto and Tomato

Look at this buttery, crispy, delicious sandwich.

Such an easy way to make a simple meal feel fancy. This is why my husband always asks me to make his lunches - he says his are too boring.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Kale Almond Pesto

I'm cooking for 1 for the next few weeks thanks to the army. I have vowed that I will not fall to eating fast food and frozen junk...for the most part. I'm going to say some junk food is still allowed.

First up: Make some pesto!

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שלום חברים ישראלים

תודה על הקריאה. כמחצית מהאנשים שקוראים את הבלוג הזה הם שמקורם בישראל . אף פעם לא למדתי איך לקרוא עברית, מלבד האלפבית, כך אני משתמש מתרגם. השאר הערה ותן לי לדעת מה אתה רוצה שאני אעשה הבאה!

צר לי על התרגום. השתמשתי ב-Google Translate

Friday, July 27, 2012

Shrimp Scampi

It doesn't really need an introduction, does it?

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Chickpea Hummus

I got around to making another batch of chickpeas. These weren't sprouted though. I made them in the slow cooker. Usually I boil water and quick hydrate, but I didn't feel like that today. This was my first go at making beans without doing that beforehand!

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Slow Cooker Chicken

I made a chicken so tender it fell apart when I tried to put it onto a cutting board.
No, really. absolute pieces.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Brown Rice

I know a lot of people are scared or put off of brown rice because it takes longer to make than white rice. Well I'm here to tell you that it's easy and doesn't take that much longer at all!

Here's a list of health benefits of eating brown rice.

Fluffy delicious rice is only 35 minutes away!

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas

This morning before work I decided to start some black beans in the slow cooker. I didn't know what I was going to make, I just started them knowing I need to clean out my pantry before we move (I have a large stockpile of rice and dried stockpile, I mean borderline hoarding :x). I forgot to make the rice in the end, but I'm ok with that!

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Breakfast Burrito

I love my new cast iron skillet. I'm still working out the kinks and watching a lot of youtube videos on how to maintain in. That being said, I'm using it for almost everything and it's (mostly) turning out really well.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Salt Potatoes

This week I learned that salt potatoes are a regional thing. I had no idea! They're from CNY because of all the salt mines in the area.

It kind of explains why I didn't know what they were before I moved here, but that's beside the point.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012



What makes a good marinade is very similar to what makes a good salsa. It's all in the ratios.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Quick Summer Salad

It's hot today. It was hot yesterday. It's going to be hot tomorrow and I don't think it's going to stop for some time.

I don't want to turn my oven on. The pilot lights are keeping the main room hot enough as it is.

What can I make for lunch that's quick, doesn't require a trip to the store, and won't require any heat whatsoever?

Answer: A refreshing summer salad!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I love these rolls. They're SO good fresh out of the oven, and when they cool down, they're pretty much English muffins. They're great toasted with preserves or peanut butter.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Blondie Brownies

Let's make some brownies! I've been in the mood for chocolatey baked goods this week. This isn't quite hitting the spot, so maybe I'll make something else tomorrow.

                                        Recipe after the jump

Monday, June 11, 2012

Egg Drop Soup

I've been trying my hand lately at making different Asian dishes. I came upon a recipe for Egg Drop Soup that is so quick and easy, it was hard to pass up. It's a lot less intimidating than it seems. I can't believe I never tried making this before! It was a big hit.

 Once I get everything set up, I'm going to start taking step by step pictures.

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[Obligatory] Introductory Post

Hi all!
My name is Rebecca. I currently live in upstate New York with my husband and two cats. I've been asked about making a blog in the past, and today I decided to take the plunge!

I plan on updating at least once a week, if not more. I have a LOT of spare time on my hands right now, so look forward to some changes. :) I'm not the best with words, so this is going to be a work in progress on a lot of levels.