Beef Wellington

097Beef, vegetables, and spices wrapped in a flaky crust and baked.  Not too hard to make and a good use of a mid-range piece of meat.  I had about a 2 lb piece of London Broil (keeping with the British theme), some various veggies, and admittedly used a canister of store dough. Continue reading

Homemade Ginger Ale

093I was inspired by my cyclical ginger obsession to experiment with some homemade ginger ale.  I juiced some ginger, made a simple syrup, and experimented with some proportions.  It was refreshing and ahem, mixed well with others.

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Homemade Lara Bars

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I recently ‘got into’ Lara Bars. I like to have a late afternoon snack on the days I work late, that has enough staying power to keep me full ’till my (late) dinner and align with my dietary goals.  I’ve been really digging the ‘peanut butter cookie’ and ‘cashew cookie’ lara bars, in particular. Though that may sound like a delicious cookie treat, in reality these bars have little in common with the cookies they are named after. Check out the ingredients: PB cookie- peanuts, dates; cashew cookie bars- cashews, dates, pinch of sea salt. Hmm. Pretty simple ingredient list for a $1.50 bar… naturally my mind got to thinking– couldn’t I just make these at home?

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Paleo Banana Bread

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In a quest to cut/limit sugar and in general eat a little healthier, I have been adapting my diet to be more paleo-esque. I don’t know that I could ever or would ever want to go totally paleo because I love cheese too much, but when I can cut a corner here and there and aspire to paleo-ness I like to do it. Typically, low-carb or paleo adaptations of things are good if you’re lucky but a far cry from the original item you know and love. I have to say that this is most definitely NOT the case with this banana bread!

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Honey Ginger Wings

Honey Ginger WingsI love me some wings!  We have a turkey deep fryer that we used for Thanksgiving and since there is so much costly leftover oil, I keep it around and fire it up a few more times.  Most of those coincide with football watching and fried finger foods.  This was a deviation from classic buffalo or garlic parm which we have made before and as much as I love good ol hot buffalo I welcomed some new flavors.  This recipe was cool since it uses fresh ingredients like ginger and garlic.  I made it twice and achieved more of a thick sticky glaze the second time around and no dipping sauce was needed.

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Starving Kitten is coming back!

We have been on hiatus since July 22, 2012 because we had a baby on August 14th, 2012.  So yes, it has taken us about a year and half to make it back but the Kitten has thrived with our neglect!  We appreciate everyone that has enjoyed and spread our posts.  No Tortilla Cheesy Enchilada Bake has by far been the most popular.  So we will be posting again soon and here is our excuse for the break…..Blake!

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Pepperoni Roll

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A simple idea that I gave a try and will regularly insert for a quick meal or snack idea. This would also be a great dish to take to a party. You could use store bought dough or a canister but I made the dough using the same pizza recipe as we used for previous pizzas (Thai Chicken, Tomato Mushroom Pesto, Grilled Crab Pesto) Continue reading