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Montreal in Three Days

After TONS of people (i.e. not even my mom) were asking me to get back to binnycooks, I figured I’d give it a whirl.  Plus I am sure everyone is getting le tired of watching the Les Miserables trailer over and over again on youtube, so maybe some fresh online procrastination material will do the [...]

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Bachelorette Cocktail

There comes a time in every girl’s life when she meets a boy, falls in love, and before promising herself to a lifetime of dutiful espoused devotion, goes out to the Hamptons for the weekend to get absolutely juvenile with 11 of her closest girlfriends. Ingredients: One handle of vodka juice of 5-6 lemons a [...]

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Watermelon and Corn Salad

This dish is basically Call Me Maybe in salad form. Nothing makes me happier. Ingredients: Watermelon Corn cut off the cob Sliced mint Feta (optional) Salt as needed Use a simple dressing like this: 3 tablespoons EVOO 2 ½ teaspoons balsamic vinegar ¼ teaspoon soy sauce ½ teaspoon kosher salt

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Artichoke and Olive Crostini

Wow I actually cannot believe May went by entirely without a post! Here we are in June and that poor brussel sprout post has been hanging out to dry for 5 weeks. Sheesh! I guess I’ve been busy? I started a job (I know, it’s very unlike me) at a catering company which has been [...]

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Curried Brussel Sprouts

Trying on wedding dresses is a hilarious endeavor. First, you have to get over the fact that you’re wearing a costume. And why these costumes have evolved to become almost exclusively inspired by cupcake frosting, I will never know. You walk into these bridal salons and your choices are either giant puffy explosion of fabric, [...]

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Chorizo and Lentil Soup

Bummer! I made this soup for the crowd watching the Bruins game last night, and I like to think that it assuaged just a little bit of the heartbreak of losing Game Seven in overtime. That’s the thing about soups… they always come in handy one way or another. And don’t worry, hearty hockey fans, [...]

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Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake

Gluten is pretty crucial when it comes to baking. Trying to make a delicious baked good without gluten is like trying to build a skyscraper without steel, or an ice rink without water, or a teen movie without Zac Efron. Without gluten, which is in flour, you’re left trying to MacGyver together a batter with [...]

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Quinoa with Tomato, Olives, Feta, and Mint

How did Steve Jobs go from the guy who lived in his parents’ garage to the guy that changed the world? No seriously, I would love to find out. American Airlines was playing a documentary about him on my flight the other week, and we landed in Boston before I could find out his secrets. [...]

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Tax Day Cocktail

I finished my taxes on Friday and thought I deserved a celebratory cocktail. One thing led to another and all of a sudden I found myself pouring an entire handle of Jack Daniels into a giant glass gallon jug. This sometimes happens when I get the idea to make a cocktail. Before you think I [...]

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Artichokes with Lemon Butter Sauce

So it’s been a little while since my last post. Nine days to be exact. This is a direct result of the fact that my brain/body/essence-of-being has been virtually frozen since I left Florida last week. As my body slowly readjusts to the Final-Chill-Smackdown, also known as April in Massachusetts, I’ve been able to emerge [...]

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