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Perfect Guacamole, One Avocado at a Time

There are thousands, maybe millions, of guacamole recipes out there, so what makes me decide to add another entry to the guac canon? I think it’s delicious, of course, but what sets this recipe apart is that I have created it “per avocado.”  That’s right — you can make guacamole with just one avocado for […]

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Thyme and Gruyere Gougeres: Impressive yet easy party appetizers

Last night I attended a party with the spouses club.  The spouses club is an unofficial group that formed out of a need to develop friendships with like-minded people and we try to have one outing a month, usually at a restaurant in town. “Why spouses only?” you might ask. The fact of moving overseas […]

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Rosemary Potato Chips

As I’ve mentioned on here before, my husband is obsessed with golf.  And if you know golf, then you know that this is a very special weekend.  It’s Masters weekend. In my house this means a lot of golf on the TV and a lot of giggling on my part as Thomas waxes poetic about […]

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Country Omelette Brunch

I am coming down the home stretch at school.  It’s exam week which means 1/2 days and rushed grading (we have a 24 hour turn around time with grades!). It’s strange to think this is my last year teaching, I am definitely excited to move on to whatever awaits but as I was packing up […]

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Carlos O Kelly’s Salsa

For years I have been on a quest: duplicate Carlos O’Kelly’s salsa. For those who don’t know, Carlos O’ Kelly’s is Mexican chain that exists mostly in the Illinois, Iowa, Kansas area.  There are two in Virginia though, both near my parents.  (There used to be one in Fairfax, but that is a sore issue […]

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A quick snack

I just got back from a weekend trip to North Carolina this morning (Thomas’ grandpa’s 80th birthday) and I am exhausted!  We like to get up really early to make the drive–we were on the road by 4:30 am!–so that we can be home early and still have a day to relax. Unfortunately, I have […]

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A light Barcelona lunch

When I am eating alone at home, I have a tendency to create some offbeat meals.  One of my favorites is a big baked potato and broccoli.  That’s it. Thomas (and most people) wouldn’t see this as a complete meal, so I save it for my times alone. Today for lunch, while Thomas was out […]

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