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Browsing Archive: October, 2010

Maple Cream Wafers

Posted by Emma Barker on Sunday, October 10, 2010, In : Desserts 


    It's still about 90 degrees in Davis, and feels a lot more like summer than fall. Sadly, much though I would love to pretend it's still summer vacation, it isn't. I have reading to do and papers to write, and pretending I don't won't make them go away. The cool thing for me right now is that I'm actually learning how to say things in Italian, like "non mi piacciono gli asparagi" (I don't like asparagus).
   
    Since I can't change the fact that I have classes and homework now, I'm trying...

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Simple Marinara

Posted by Emma Barker on Saturday, October 9, 2010, In : entrees 


    I think it's time I added cayenne pepper to my list of favorite things, which includes pesto sauce and this song. If overused, cayenne just makes you reach for a glass of milk to neutralize the spiciness. However, if added judiciosly to vegetables, it brings out their natural sweetness. Lately, whenever I'm deciding what spices to add to a dish, my first thought tends to be cayenne pepper. For me, it gives just the right amount of heat to a dish without overpowering the other ingredients....

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Spicy Mustard Chicken

Posted by Emma Barker on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, In : entrees 


    Classes have started once again. This is my last year of college, which means I'm both eager to get out of here and terrified of ceasing to be a student. I've invested so much of myself in my education, it's a big part of who I am. When I was a kid, there were a lot of things I thought I'd have figured out by now. Reality is so different from what I expected! I keep wondering how I can be done when I still haven't got a real plan for the future. Although I love the idea of never writing a...

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