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 introduce 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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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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Top 10 Pinterest Recipes I’ve Tried


Dessert, breakfast, and a meal are all covered in this list of 10 Pinterest recipes I love
Dessert, breakfast, and a meal are all covered in this list of 10 Pinterest recipes I love

I use Pinterest as a tool for finding new recipes, mostly. I can’t make a recipe unless I can see a picture of it, so Pinterest is like a lovely internet image search of fabulous recipes. Naturally, of the many I try, not all are winners. I adjust recipes all the time to suit what I have on hand or my personal preferences. I know I haven’t been blogging for very long (not on a consistent basis, at least), but here are my 10 favorite Pinterest recipes that I tried and enjoyed so much that I blogged about them! Follow me on Pinterest and I’ll let you know what recipes are actually worth making!

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