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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.

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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Eggs Benedict (via )

good memories

Eggs Benedict Ever since trying eggs benedict for the first time at The Broken Yolk, I have wanted to try and make them at home.  I’m not even sure what it was specifically, but it was one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had!  I won’t say that my version was as good, or even close, but it was still fun to try! I saw a recipe online, which include the recipe for the hollandaise sauce, and it called for THREE AND A HALF CUPS OF BUTTER (!!!!!!!!!!).  Granted, yo … Read More

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Carne Asada Tacos (via Quick and Dirty in the Kitchen)

Oh boy, adding it to the list.

Carne Asada Tacos This is a recipe from Cook’s Illustrated – one of the best, if not the best, cooking publication. Cook’s Illustrated focuses a lot on cooking technique and tips, which I love. They also do a lot of what I call “perfecting” recipes. For this recipe, they sought out the best way to prepare traditional Mexican carne asada (literally, roasted or grilled meat) tacos indoors, without the grill. Their method is amazing – the meat is tender, juicy, and p … Read More

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Deep Dish Pizza Recipe (via 30 Bucks a Week)

I have been wanting to try this recipe since I first stumbled upon it in my cookbook. Now that I see a PICTURE of a finished product I am absolutely ruined! Yum Yum Yuuuummm!!

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe As promised, here is the recipe from Cook’s Illustrated!  I contacted them last night and they promptly replied.  If you don’t have a a subscription and you love to cook, I highly recommend this publication. Chicago Style Deep-Dish Pizza Makes two 9-inch pizzas, serving 4 to 6.   Published January 1, 2010.   From Cook’s Illustrated. Place a damp kitchen towel under the mixer and watch it at all times during kneading to prevent it from wobbling of … Read More

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