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Bistro-Style Mustard Vinaigrette (via Aud Monster’s Kitchen)

Beautiful salad, couldn’t resist reposting this beauty!

Bistro-Style Mustard Vinaigrette I don’t typically buy bottled salad dressings. Simple vinaigrettes take only a few minutes to throw together, and even slightly more complicated dressings like ranch or blue cheese are pretty easy. Plus, if you make them yourself you don’t have to worry about excessive sugar or high fructose corn syrup or any other strange ingredients. This recipe originally came from Cook’s Illustrated and is officially called Bistro-Style Mustard Vinaigrette, b … Read More

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Hospitality in Zermatt ~ Hot Chocolate (via Colton Graub Photography | © 2011)

This is an absolutely phenomenal vision. Wow wow wow!

Hospitality in Zermatt ~ Hot Chocolate Daily Photo ~ Hospitality in Zermatt – Hot Chocolate After traveling to Zermatt all day the day before, I woke up in Zermatt completely refreshed and ready for a good day of exploring.  This is the view that I saw from my hotel room, of all places.  I took it from a couple of angles along the balcony but it really didn't change the perspective that much and eventually I choose that this one showed the scene how I really experienced it.  For those … Read More

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Recipe: Shrimp and Loofah Soup (鲜虾丝瓜汤) (via jenny’s world)

Fantastic. What exactly is Loofah?? Check this out!

Recipe:  Shrimp and Loofah Soup (鲜虾丝瓜汤) Second year of medical school officially started this Monday for me! I still can’t believe that I’ve made it this far, haha. I just wanted to make this quick recipe post to commemorate the beginning of this school year as well as the end of summer…. a summer which has been, overall, pretty epic and pretty darn good. Monday started off with an early 8 am (th … Read More

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Holiday Recipes via Oyster Evangelist

Check out the Oyster Evangelist for some serious inspiration for this year’s Holiday feasts. She features some fantastic recipes from Cooks Illustrated. Her imagery on her blog will make you MELT!

“Take the pumpkin pie. Who doesn’t already have a recipe? Well, in reading the article that goes along with the recipe, I learned that most of the pumpkin pies I’ve ever eaten have had a somewhat grainy texture. It struck me as a relatively minor issue until I had the Cook’s Illustrate version to compare…” View the rest clicking the link to her site, below!

Christopher Kimball is my Copilot.

Lighter Chicken and Dumplings and Asparagus with Citrus and Oregano (via Camille Cooks)

Oh boy! Another blogger who documents pricing in their recipes– check her OUT! 🙂

Lighter Chicken and Dumplings and Asparagus with Citrus and Oregano Don’t be intimidated by the recipe for “Lighter Chicken and Dumplings,” from the September/October 2009 issue of Cook’s Illustrated (recipe below). Indeed, you’ll need to follow a few particular cooking steps, but the rewards will be great. My diners loved this soup. And really, the preparation is not too difficult. You’ll notice that everything takes place in one pot — a Dutch oven — and the dumplings are simply dropped in to float and cook at … Read More

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Kim’s Pumpkin Soup (via Heart Spoon)

Kim's Pumpkin Soup Last month’s cooking club was hosted by the lovely Kim, our lone vegetarian. One of my favorite cooking club conversations occurred thanks to her eating habits, (plus a few glasses of wine and some sheer honesty). Bianca: “Kim. To be honest, I didn’t know if I’d like you after I heard we had a vegetarian in the club. But I really do. You are fantastic.” Kim: “Thanks, Bianca. I’m happy I changed your mind.” Appropriately enough, her theme was a ve … Read More

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