Quarantine Cooking – Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry

Raise your hand if you panic-bought anything in the month of March. I think we all were guilty of making at least one panic purchase when the pending reality of Coronavirus hit. I shop for just myself, so I didn’t buy much out of the ordinary on that shopping trip in the midst of chaos.…

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Vegan Chocolate Truffles

When I was visiting my aunt in Cincinnati earlier this month, she showed me how to make vegan truffles. I expected these to taste lackluster given that they are missing dairy. However, I found these to be even better than regular truffles I have had. I think that without the heavy cream, there is a…

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Breakfast Strata Recipe

For the first time in quite awhile, I let my creative juices flow in the kitchen. I had some ingredients in my apartment that would have been great in a breakfast casserole, and I haven’t been the best lately at bringing breakfast to work. It has been Dunkin’ pretty much every day. I wanted to…

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Spinach Frittata

I may be on vacation, but I still managed to find time to develop a new recipe. After a long day of travel and some exploration in New Orleans, my aunt and I headed to her house in Lafayette, which is about a two hour drive. When we got to the house, we were hungry…

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Miso Brussels Sprouts

I went out to brunch at Pennsylvania 6 DC on Saturday. I was truly impressed with the entire experience from my steak and eggs to the bottomless mimosa bar. However, my favorite part of this brunch was the fried miso Brussels sprouts. I had never thought to use miso in Brussels sprouts before, but it…

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The 12 Days of Biscotti

I took on a HUGE baking challenge for this holiday season. Just part of that was making 12 different types of biscotti. This post is all about how I turned my apartment into a mini biscotti factory. If you have never had them before, biscotti are these hard, Italian cookies eaten with coffee. The name…

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Egg White Breakfast Casserole

I have never been that great at eating breakfast, but I have really come to see the importance of starting your day off by putting sufficient nutrition into your body. I focus better and generally feel better. That’s how I came to this egg bake. I can pack in plenty of protein and vegetables into…

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Avocado Turkey Salad

This next recipe is a spin on turkey salad. Traditional turkey or chicken salad can be a nice way to pack protein into your day, But I personally do not like enjoy these heavy chicken salads packed full of mayonnaise. I thought it would be interesting to replace the mayo for avocado and Greek yogurt.…

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Chicken and Rice Soup with Homemade Stock

I had work off on Wednesday due to the funeral proceedings for George H.W. Bush. The law firm I work for follows the government schedule, so when the federal government is closed, so are we. Let’s say I took full advantage of the free day off. I slept in, did some cleaning, watched a lot…

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Pasta Fest

I have been vigorously preparing for the biggest (and by far my favorite) Catie Cooks project since I started this blog. On Sunday evening, I organized a dinner party I dubbed “Pasta Fest” and invited 20 of my friends over for a fantastic dinner, probably the biggest I have ever prepared. On the menu was:…

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