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recipe 47: french onion soup

from smittenkitchen.com

Here’s my problem lately: I have been doing a bunch of recipes, but I keep getting way behind on posting them, and then by the time I do a) I don’t remember what they tasted like, and b) I’m distracted by more recent cooking endeavors so I don’t care. Then I put it off longer and longer and it gets worse and worse… vicious cycle. Anyway, that’s how I feel about this soup. I remember it being good, I remember being excited about it at the time, but of course I have no idea anymore what I wanted to say about this. It was pretty good and used super cheap ingredients. Not a Jeffrey recipe, but definitely not bad.

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recipe 46: whole wheat-oatmeal bread

from Taste of Home’s Dinner on a Dime

Another attempt at making something that is not going to give me diabetes by the end of deployment! Why is writing about this exponentially less interesting than pretty cakes and brownies?! Anyway, this was tasty, it made good toast and lunches for a few days at work, and sadly I have little else to say about this bread!

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recipe 45: red wine chocolate cake

from smittenkitchen.com

Well, this was my first recipe after a little hiatus! Too much work to do, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down! But I realized if I don’t make time to bake at least once in awhile, I will never bake anything for the rest of my life (or at least until next summer), and that would be pretty sad. We had a girls night the other week with some girls from work, hosted by the lovely Shevaun Lewis, who also happened to have a birthday coming up! Shevaun is someone I would like to be like in a lot of ways, she is awesome at baking, and at linguistics, and just a pretty badass person in general. I decided to make this cake for her birthday, because ummm, wine and chocolate? Can you go wrong??

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recipe 44: red velvet cupcakes

adapted from smittenkitchen.com

Alright! I’m back! I was getting seriously harassed due to my lack of posting! Emails, texts, visits in my office… mostly from Faina and Jessica, who probably were just cranky because I sort of fell off the bandwagon right before I wrote posts all about them! And the sad news is, I’m probably not going to make it to 100, because deployment is not too much longer (yayyyy!) but I’ll take Jeff back over finishing any day! Even though I’m sure he’s going to say, “boo, you didn’t even finish your 100 recipes?!?!” Not like I’m trying to get a PhD here or anything! Plus spend the end of my summer entertaining and baking for my two preschool RAs! And by entertaining, clearly I mean running appointments with. Anyway, last but not least, these red velvet cupcakes were for Faina! She was a very dedicated and hard-working preschool RA for many semesters, and I am so so lucky that I got her help with my study during her last summer in the lab. She was also an infamous and sassy froggy, terrifying children all over the greater College Park area with her snarky comments during testing. Anyway, thank you, Faina, for all your hard work on my study, and for keeping me company during so many hours of waiting for families to show up for appointments! 

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recipe 43: peanut butter crispy bars

from smittenkitchen.com

I have mentioned before that I’m very very lucky to have students at UMD that help me out with the studies I’m running (more on that here). Also that I was making a special treat for each of them at the end of the summer. I made these for Jacqueline a few weeks ago, and in addition I have two girls that work on my preschool studies with me, these bars were for Jessica. Not only do these girls work on my studies, they made it a PERSONAL GOAL this summer to get me 40 subjects, which is the amount that I needed to do an initial data analysis. And ran every one of those 40 subjects with me (ok, 39, our last appointment cancelled). That is love right there, people. Sooo even though these bars were delicious, they really do not even begin to be enough to thank Jessica for the work she did or express how much I appreciate her. Yup, Jessica, I’m confessing my love for you right here on my blog (don’t worry, Faina, your post is next!). 

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recipe 41: peanut butter and pretzel brownies

adapted from www.okiedokieartichokie.me via gojee.com

Oh, man, have I been slacking!! This recipe is from two weeks ago! But I am just getting around to posting about it now… oops! My girlfriend Melanie is visiting from Switzerland, and I have not seen her in soooo long and we’ve had such an amazing time catching up and keeping super busy! More on that later. I also got some new roommates, who I’m totally obsessed with. Also more on that later. AND things have been crazy at work because the students who help me with my study are scheduling kids like crazy and I’ve been running mad appointments! I’m totally obsessed with them (hi, Faina and Jessica!) and I’m super thrilled at how quickly things are moving along. I know, excuses, excuses.

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recipe 40: soft and supple whole-grain bread

from aspicyperspective.com via gojee.com

I’ve done a few breads lately, and I have to say, it gets less intimidating every time. Because the last few I’ve done have been rather indulgent (read: all white flour!), I wanted to try to make a bread that was a little healthier. Plus, I have a TON of whole wheat flour at home that would be nice to make a dent in. And, with this being moving week I had literally 0 pots and pans for a few days, so I needed to make something that required only baking utensils, as this is pretty much all I own. So, with all these constraints, this is what this genius website came up with. It came out quite tasty, I’ve been making sandwiches and toast all week!

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recipe 39: natillas (spanish custard)

adapted from 1080 Recipes

I have been wanting to get a Spanish cookbook for a long time, to try to recreate a lot of nostalgic foods from my time abroad in Spain. I spent a year eating such culinary delights as “fried meat,” which my roommate, Carmen, told us was probably “a fish or a chicken or a pig.” Also, croquettas, which were fried and full of a totally mysterious potato-like filling which they assured as was just potato and cheese. Even though we once found a bone in one of them. But among all this terrifying food was one postre that we loved and looked forward to—natillas. Sweet and custardy and served in spanish terra-cotta with a cookie on top. How can you go wrong?? 

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recipe 38: gomoku soba (noodles and vegetables in a flavorful broth)

from Moosewood Collective’s Sundays at Moosewood Restaraunt

Last weekend, I went to the Japanese grocery store downtown with Naho, my little peanut from my cohort at UMD! We had a great time, she was able to get a bunch of nostalgic snacks and Japanese kitchen staples, and I was able to make a Japanese recipe and have her there to help me gather ingredients! Win-win! It was the cutest little place, Hana Market on 17th and U. And the people that run the place are adorable and super friendly. We will definitely be going back again, maybe even soon enough to have a Japanese dinner party to celebrate the beginning of our second year!

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recipe 37: whole-wheat spaghetti with kale (and spicy kale chips)

adapted from seriouseats.com, via gojee.com

A friend of mine pointed me to this website, which is one of the most amazing things ever in my opinion. You put in ingredients that you feel like eating, or that you have on hand and it searches a bunch of cooking websites (or something) and spits out recipe suggestions. Genius. I can’t remember if I put in spaghetti or kale, both are things I love, but this was one of the suggestions, and it was just perfect. Easy and healthy and tasty and great for lunches the following few days! 

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