PAMAphrodisiac

I have a bad habit of throwing things into the abyss that is my freezer and forgetting they exist down there. Then I wonder where all my tupperware went ... ... hmmm, oh yeah! It's holding three gallons of freezer-burned chili ... Then there's my two plastic bags full of frozen pomegranate seeds from these gorgeous pomegranates I picked up this past fall: So imagine my excitement when I got an excuse to ...

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It’s all Greek to me

I've botched baklava before. It's hard to pinpoint my mistake, as I was in fourth grade at the time, completing an assignment as part of a project on Greece. My mother and I got the recipe from the owner of a local greek restaurant (unfortunately, we didn't have the advantage of Epicurious or AllRecipes back then) and I'm afraid something was lost in translation. The baklava was more phyllo brick than ...

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Cookies for Cars.comers

Dear Cars.comers, I wasn't holding out on you by not posting this recipe. It was just a simple case of procrastination. I swear. I know you really like the oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies I send to work with Dave every so often, so now you can make them for yourselves. But don't worry, I'll still send some oatmeal love your way now and then. Bon appetit. love, J.C. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe adapted from Gale ...

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Fig-get about it.

I have a confession to make. Until a few days ago, the only fig I'd ever had in my kitchen was of the Newton variety, if you catch my drift. I know. Revoke my foodie card right here on the spot if you must. (Maybe I shouldn't tell you that this was also my first foray into homemade pie crust. Whoops, too late). I hope I've redeemed myself, however, by creating these ...

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This bread is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S

Sometimes we buy bananas to let them sit on top of the fridge over-ripening. Because then we get to make banana bread! I adapted this recipe from Elise's banana bread recipe at Simply Recipes. Here are the poor over-ripe bananas. You know they're ready when the entire stem breaks off when you pluck them from the fridge/fruit bowl/counter top: I decided to try something new with this batch: Spiced Banana Bread You’ll need: 4 medium-sized ripe ...

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