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Browsing Archive: September, 2009

Chocolate Peanut Butter Apples

Posted by Emma Barker on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, In : Desserts 



The weather finally cooled down today to the point where eating chocolate no longer seemed like a ludicrous proposition, and I took full advantage of that fact with this new recipe. It's just about as easy as it gets; I made it in just an hour between classes, and I think I could probably have made it faster if I wasn't making it up as I went along.
      Apples with peanut butter are a popular, healthy snack that I eat quite often. Peanut butter and chocolate put together make another powerf...

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Beef Stir-Fry

Posted by Emma Barker on Monday, September 28, 2009, In : entrees 


    I have a little confession to make about this recipe: I was so hungry when I started making it that I didn't bother to marinate the beef. As a result, although it still tasted great, the beef could've been more tender. You don't have to learn the hard (or shall I say slightly tougher and less moist) way like I did: marinate the beef. You won't regret it. Just putting the beef and the marinade in the fridge a few hours before cooking, as I failed to do, will suffice.

Stir frying is a quick...
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Garlic Rice

Posted by Emma Barker on Monday, September 28, 2009, In : Sides 


Rice makes a great accompaniment to many meals. It works well as a side dish for meats, seafood, and vegetables and is perfect for soaking up tasty sauces. However, the same old rice day after day can quickly become boring. This garlic rice recipe is a delicious variation that I use to make rice more exciting. I learned how to make it from a high school friend who had grown up in Peru, who told me that they had made it daily in Lima when she lived there.

Ingredients:
1 cup long grain white rice...
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Shrimp Salad

Posted by Emma Barker on Sunday, September 27, 2009, In : Salads 


 I live in Davis, California, where the weather is sometimes intolerably hot. Today, for instance, it was in the upper nineties for most of the afternoon and tomorrow we’re supposed to see temperatures over 100. When it’s hot outside, I find myself craving salads with lots of crunchy lettuce and fresh vegetables. Meaty stews and starchy sides go out the window, replaced by the delicate saltiness of seafood.
    My dinner tonight was composed of various ingredients I had that needed to be ...
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Steak Quesadillas

Posted by Emma Barker on Sunday, September 27, 2009, In : entrees 

    Tonight, I felt like making something cheesy, meaty, and flavorful for dinner. I also wanted it to be easy to make, since classes started today and I have things other than cooking to deal with. So I dug some steak out of the freezer to thaw and quickly threw together a tasty Mexican-style meal. A steak quesadilla is a great dinner when you’re busy, and it’s also a great dinner when you’re not busy at all. It’s all about taking simple ingredients and classing them up into a meal t...
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