Monthly Archives: February 2012

How to Make Tostones: Brief prep, Wondrous taste

By: Melanie I have a bit of a confession to make, and I hope this won’t come as a total shock to all the loyal readers[1] out there:  I haven’t always been this cool. I know…take a minute. Wrap your … Continue reading

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How to Make Chocolate Cream Pie: Confession Time

By: Melanie I’m guessing if you’ve read Kathryn Stockett’s The Help,  (or, I guess, seen the movie) there’s one scene in particular you’ll never forget: The Pie.  THE pie.  Ugh.  I’m not gonna lie, our book club spent more time than … Continue reading

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Lamb Stew and Dried Plums from The Hunger Games

  By: Christy Katniss Everdeen is a teenage girl, drafted to compete in The Hunger Games, a televised, fight-to-the-death bloodbath in the country of Panem. The Hunger Games are the epitome of reality television in this world where the oppressed … Continue reading

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How to make bagels: Let the Bagel Dough Spin

by Christy This post is inspired by Melanie’s ration day challenge (creating a delicious treat with few ingredients–and yes,  I hope Melanie’s dad will be proud). And, it’s also inspired by the text of our first post (How can we … Continue reading

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How to make Valentine’s Day Candy: It’d be a crime not to try this treat

By: Melanie Though I’m slowly coming around, Valentine’s Day has never been my favorite holiday. While, sure, it’s cool to get a card or some flowers, I’d much rather receive something a little more personal: a thoughtful homemade note, perhaps. … Continue reading

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How to make cornbread: Your ration day survival plan

By: Melanie I am an experimental cook. Though my husband, Brian, will attempt enthusiasm, there is always an underlying look of fear on his face when I remark that I’m making some totally awesome meal that I thought of in … Continue reading

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Beer Can Chicken: A Perfect Meal for Sunday Afternoon. It pairs well with the NFL!

By: Christy I was flipping through some of my past book club books, looking for ideas for this post. I knew I wanted to write about something that would be great for a Sunday afternoon meal. As fantasy football players, … Continue reading

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