Taco Bowls (with Homemade Seasoning!)

Taco bowls are so delicious and easy! I generally cook with ideas inspired by different regions of the world. I love Greek and Italian food, but Mexican food is hard to beat. The ingredients are inexpensive and easy to work with, and the flavors always sound good. I’ve been making my own taco seasoning ever since I realized how simple it is (and how much more flavorful it ends up being!). These bowls are fun and less messy than burritos that tend to leak all over hands.  Continue reading “Taco Bowls (with Homemade Seasoning!)”

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The Science of Lemon Meringue Pie {Crust}

I’ve been working as an Associate Scientist for a year now. My passion is still in product development, which I’ve been able to focus on for the past five months. Food science is still a strange word, and negative associations abound (what are you doing to my food??), but it’s ultimately about understanding food ingredients and how they interact with each other and the environment. To increase the common hobby baker to some of the science behind traditional recipes, I’m starting a new series about ingredient interaction and troubleshooting tips along the way. What better place to start than the simple-seeming, overly-complicated lemon meringue pie? This is the first in a series of 3 posts, one for each component of the pie.
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Perfect Cookies: Shortbread

ccHow is Christmas next week?? I don’t understand it. I decorate for Christmas (well, I decorate the tree while my husband does everything else), I make cocoa and fudge and drink eggnog, but Christmas just never hits me until it’s here, but it’s okay, I still soak it all in. Michael and I get each other lots of presents because we’re really just large children, and we always wait until after his birthday (the 19th) to open them. After our celebration, we’ll head down to our parents’ houses in Iowa. They only live 20 minutes apart, so that’s pretty handy, and we usually split our time between the 2 houses. This year, both our families are having Christmas on New Year’s weekend, so we’re mainly going to relax on Christmas weekend, other than some grandparent visits. I get a lot of time off work and Michael’s done with school for the semester, so it should be a nice Christmas vacation! I do a treasure hunt for the kiddos on my side, and we always decorate Christmas cookies.
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Sandwich Bread With Flaxseed

I’m enjoying summer break way too much. I’m going to be so lost when school starts again next month! For now, I’m just soaking up the sun and low-humidity days, long walks, grill-outs at the park, frozen yogurt, and enough free time to make bread from scratch.
Sandwich Bread with Flaxseed- perfect bread for sandwiches or breakfast!I’m packing up to move at the end of this month. We’re moving across town so that we can get a pet-friendly apartment, which means we’re packing everything up, cleaning, and figuring out what to do with the 2-day gap between when we have to leave this apartment and when we can get into our new one. We’re doing it ALL for this creature:
JadeShe’s my West Highland White Terrier, and her name is Jade. It’s her favorite color. Jade’s going to be 12 this fall, and I miss having her around. After losing my beagle last summer, I’ve been wanting Jade around for comfort. She’s my baby now. I love her to pieces!
Anyways, back to this bread:
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