Monthly Archives: February 2010

Steak Hash

My absolute favorite breakfast is corned beef hash, but I never have any corned beef laying around.  Usually when we have steak during the week, there are leftovers, so I save them for a weekend breakfast.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Home Cooking + Recipes | Comments: 1

Birthday Banana Nut Torte

This weekend is my boyfriend’s dad’s 50-something birthday.  A little bird told me that he loves banana cream pie, so I immediately remembered a recipe my mom used to make us all the time as kids.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Home Cooking + Recipes | Comments: 1

New Toys

Some women buy jewelry.  I buy cooking equipment.  (Casey, that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook on the jewelry…but you get the picture)

Arriving today: My new Calphalon Hard-Anodized Stock Pot and a Breville Gourmet Electric Wok.

First up: the stock pot.  It really is a gorgeous thing.  The anodized aluminum is matte and very sleek looking.  It is nice and heavy, and will heat evenly on my crappy apartment circa-1980 stove.

I’m very excited because I don’t have anything close to this 12-quart size, and I can now properly boil pasta without overflowing.  Apparently pasta needs to “have room to swim”.  Well, pasta, you just got a brand-new Olympic-sized pool.

The Breville Electric Wok, in all its glory, is huge.  I mean, really big.  I have no idea where I am going to store it.  Gonna have to get creative.  Maybe the laundry room.

And it is HOT.  Literally.  This thing gets up to 425 degrees, but it also has settings for other things like soups that cook at lower temperatures.

I’m thinking an electric wok will be a great addition to my kitchen because it doesn’t take up stove space, and I can cook quick, healthy meals — great for weeknight cooking.

Very excited to use both my new toys! Will let you know how it goes.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Leftovers | Comments: 1

Seattle Pie Company

Irresistible, comforting, homey, reminiscent…all words that describe the favorite American dessert that is pie.

You have your typical pies: apple pie, lemon meringue pie, pecan pie, peach pie.  But what would happen if you took four pie favorites and combined them into one?  You would get Seattle Pie Company’s Desserted Island Pie, which is a raspberry, marionberry, strawberry and apple crunchy-topped pie.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Leftovers | Comments: 0

My Vice: Cha Dao’s Yin Yang

Everybody has a vice.  Sex, money, jewelry, drugs…Cha Dao Yin Yang Tea.  Yes, this is my vice.  I cannot resist the blend of black tea and coffee and a hint of sweetness that is Yin Yang.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Leftovers | Comments: 0
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