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May 11, 2007
Coconut Raspberry Cake (My Best Cake Ever)

About a month ago a couple of my friends decided to host a BYOB wine and pastry party. Guests were invited to bring the beverages, while the hosts promised to provide the baked goods. Not one to pass up an opportunity to bake for others, I opted to bring a cake instead of what would probably have been a $6 Riesling from the grocery
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May 8, 2009
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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

I’ve never been a fan of peanut butter desserts. This comes as a surprise to those who know me as the girl who brought a peanut butter sandwich on rice cakes to school every day for 10 years, as well as those who know me as the world’s biggest sweet tooth. But it’s true. Peanut butter pies, cakes, tarts… never my thing. I do
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May 8, 2009
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Kick Ass Super Bowl Turkey Burgers

Every year I use the Super Bowl as an excuse to eat my favorite Giordano’s deep dish spinach pie. And I wasn’t planning for this year to be an exception. Unfortunately someone – cough cough boyfriend cough cough – guilted me into thinking I should cook and make something unique and “healthy.” Though I’m still not sure why or how it happened, I caved.
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May 5, 2009
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Because I’m Good Like That (Beef Ribs)

I didn’t know what to get the boyfriend for his birthday (which was over a month ago, I’m behind… I know), so I figured I would do what I do best and make him a nice dinner. He is always gunning for duck or beef ribs – his two favorites – so I opted for the ribs, on sale that week. (I’m trying to
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May 5, 2009
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Election Cookies

I was in Northbrook this morning so I had the chance to snag some Presidential candidate cookies at Max and Benny’s.
I was worried that purchasing a McCain cookie would make it look like I support him and Caribou Barbie, but I sucked it up and got one of each. They rang up at almost $11, forcing me to forgo the deli turkey sandwich I
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May 5, 2009
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Squash Coleslaw: Festive and Nothing Like Real Coleslaw

I bought a butternut squash three weeks ago with the intention of making squash and vanilla risotto (sounds way better than squash coleslaw, doesn’t it?) but I never got around to making it. I’m not really sure why… I think I was out of chicken broth and was too lazy to go to the grocery store across the street to get more. (I have
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