Kale Caesar Salad

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I am on a big Caesar Salad kick. Big kick. Huge kick. And, of course, my Lacinato (Dinosaur) Kale kick is going on, like, year 3. Therefore, the stars have aligned for a Kale Caesar Salad. Nothing is fresher than a salad, right? But guess what. The ingredients for this particular salad are actually very easy to keep on-hand. While still … Keep Reading

Angel Food Cake

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I have a good friend from law school who always thinks I am pulling her leg. Don't get me wrong - I am often pulling her leg - but if one thing is true in this world, I would never steer SLRH wrong. She knows that, of course, but it doesn't stop her from rolling through the entire extended potential aftermath of whatever I have just thrown at her, … Keep Reading

How to: Microwave Bacon

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One thing I don't love about cooking blogs is when the author gets too in-deep with the personal stories. Know what I mean? It's like - all you want is to know how to cook crispy bacon in the microwave in one easy step, and to get to the info you have to read through an homage to, like, some random dog's birthday, you know? Well, guess what. My … Keep Reading

Glazed Meatloaves {Beef + Kale + Cheddar...

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Yes, it's (still) the height of summer, and yes, I am posting about meatloaf. I love "comfort food" every day of the year, red hot blazing sun and 300% humidity be darned. What I don't need during the summer is my oven pumping away for an hour or more. These individual meatloaves take much less time to bake - only 20 minutes - and more surface … Keep Reading

Chicken Shawarma

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One of my favorite "street foods" is Chicken Shawarma. I love the thinly sliced bits of robustly flavored meat, wrapped in a warm pita or served on a bed of vegetables or rice. Traditional Chicken Shawarma is made on a large rotisserie, which I just can't replicate in my kitchen. It also is comprised of mystery pieces of chicken and seasoned … Keep Reading

Kale and Spinach Greek Yogurt Dip

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Spinach dip is always a fan favorite. And when I found Trader Joe's Reduced-Guilt Spinach and Kale Greek Yogurt Dip, I thought I had found a little plastic bucket of heaven. The ingredient list is actually pretty natural on that product - you know how I dislike extra "filler" ingredients. I could sit down and eat this dip with crackers and veggies … Keep Reading

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies {Coconut ...

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I find that when I wait too long to post a recipe after making it, there are holes in my cooking memory. Was it in the oven for 13 or 16 minutes? How many servings did it make (= how many did I eat during the photo shoot)? Did I end up halving the nutmeg? Etc. Let's just say I didn't mind having to make this recipe a few times to fill in the … Keep Reading