30 While 30 – Lisa

Spanikopita

October 15, 2011
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I have loved spinach since I was an infant – just ask my mom, I was about the one baby in America who was disappointed when Gerber discontinued their creamed spinach jarred food.  It is still one of my favorite veggies.  It’s healthy and delicious.  Of course when you combine it with cheese and wrap it […]

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Cinnamon Bun French Toast and Turkey Sausage

August 25, 2011
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Ok so I am combining two ’30-while-30′ dishes into one post because that’s how we enjoyed them.  I think this actually makes a really good breakfast combination – the sweetness of the french toast can be a little overwhelming, but with the spicy sausage by its side it was just about perfect.  I fell in […]

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And now I’m 31!

August 23, 2011

Well, I did it!  I finished all the items on my list the day before I turned 31!  Yes, I know, I haven’t blogged about them all yet – mostly because I would have had to put up 7 postings in one day which just seemed silly.  But, I did cook all the items on […]

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The Mayo Clinic (or, Homemade Mayonnaise)

August 21, 2011

I once told someone that I did not like mayonnaise, and they told me ‘that’s because you’ve never had homemade mayonnaise!’  That was the inspiration behind adding this item to my list of things to make – and man were they right.  Mayonnaise actually is very simple to make, yet very tasty and delicious – definitely […]

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Eggs Benedict

August 21, 2011

Eggs benedict has been a favorite breakfast item of mine for years, but it always seemed way too complicated to make at home.  In case you have never tried this out at your local breakfast stop, Eggs benedict consists of canadian bacon and poached eggs atop an english muffin, topped with hollandaise sauce.  To some extent, it is a challenge - […]

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Beef Wellington

August 20, 2011

I have had a curiosity about making Beef Wellington since I started watching the fantastic show Hell’s Kitchen, cause they seem to serve it every night for dinner, and it NEVER, EVER comes out right.  It perplexed me, because it seems to constantly elude the cadre of inept chefs for the entire season.  I figure, if […]

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Gnocchi

August 20, 2011

For me, gnocchi always seems like a dish that is way to involved to make, particularly when one can pick up passable store-made gnocchi to whip up for dinner.  This recipe, however, changed all that.  I found this recipe on thenaptimechef.com, and clearly as it’s something a busy mom can make during precious naptime, I figured […]

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Tuna Ceviche

August 20, 2011

I will warn first off that this recipe contains uncooked Tuna.  Ceviche is basically, for lack of a better description, pickled raw fish.  I personally a not weirded out by raw fish – sushi is one of my favorite foods – but nonetheless, if you are weirded out by raw fish, you may want to […]

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Avocado Shrimp Bisque

August 19, 2011

Ok in the home stretch now!  3 days to go, and then I will be 31.  I really think I’m going to finish all of these things on this list!  This soup has a very nice backstory – it’s one of the things my husband made for me for our first Valentine’s day together.  This started our proud […]

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Peach Ginger Preserves

August 18, 2011

So until I took on this 30-while-30 post, I had never canned anything.  I was rather intimidated by the whole process, mostly because I didn’t understand how it worked.  However, making preserves was enough of an impetus for me to figure it out.  I will caveat this with you absolutely do NOT have to can […]

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