Venice Canals

Venice Canals

Somehow I managed to grow up in LA not see the Venice Canals for 26 years. I had always meant to go but for some reason I never got around to it. We recently spent the afternoon there and I fell in love. The houses are incredible and the water makes everything so peaceful. Now I just have to make millions of dollars to afford a house there.

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Raspberry, Chocolate Chip & Cream Cheese Muffins

Raspberry, Chocolate Chip & Cream Cheese Muffins

I love Instapaper.  I’ve only been using it for a few weeks, and I already can’t imagine life without it.  I would always bookmark recipes from my Google reader, newsletters and who knows where else only to have them get lost in the abyss that is the combined browsers of my work and home computers.  A friend recently told me about Instapaper (thanks Sharon!) and it has helped get me out of a serious recipe rut. Now, all I have to do is click the little “Read Later” button on my toolbar and I have a whole bunch of recipes waiting for me in one neat little place. Magic!

I came across Mama Pea’s recipe for Blueberry “Cheese”cake muffins over at Peas and Thank You and immediately knew I wanted to try them. ”Read Later.” Check. I also knew that I was going to have to make a few changes. First off, I don’t eat blueberries. I actually love them but for some reason my body does not. Why not try raspberries instead?

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Breakfast For Dinner

Breakfast For Dinner

Long day at work + Bachelorette finale means I am not in the mood to spend time making dinner. I don’t even really watch The Bachelorette, but it’s on, so why not?

In comes…breakfast for dinner! I whipped up this sandwich yesterday morning and I have been thinking about it ever since. The whole thing takes all of five minutes plus I happened to have the ingredients on hand. I hardly consider this a “recipe,” but hey, I didn’t think of it until this weekend so maybe you’ll enjoy it too.

* Sorry for not documenting the process very well here. I think you’ll still get the gist.

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Grandma’s Kugel

Grandma’s Kugel

I’m going to start sharing more recipes on here, and I thought what better way to begin than with one of my absolute favorite foods. Noodle kugel! What’s noodle kugel, you ask? For shame! Keep reading and you’ll soon be able to whip one up to impress all your Jewish friends.

Everyone has a different kugel preference since there are so many variations on this classic Jewish noodle casserole. Not surprisingly, I love mine dessert style with a crunchy sweet topping. Others prefer savory with veggies, potatoes and who knows what else.

This recipe comes from my Grandmother. I can remember how excited I would be whenever she made it. The only problem with making this giant batch is that I have very little self-control when it comes to eating it. Kugel = crack.

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