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Recipe: Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

This is a tasty soup that is similar to chili but lighter. Perfect for summer? Absolutely.

I call it tortilla soup, though I don’t usually put tortillas in it, because I don’t like soggy tortilla bits in my soup. The recipe started out as a legit tortilla soup, so I still call it that. And


Recipe: Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup

My own personal food pyramid would consist of soup, cheese, and chocolate. Imagine my horror when I first met Mr. Smarmy, and he declared that he didn’t like soup. HOW CAN YOU NOT LIKE SOUP?!

I knew what I had to do. Through a series of mind control experiments, I have turned him into a


Recipe: Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

Have you had Xochitl tortilla chips? They are evil. They ruined all other tortilla chips for me, as no other chip could ever hope to compare.

At least, I thought no other chip would ever compare. But then I made my own. And better yet, instead of frying them, I


Recipe: Homemade English Muffins

When I posted about making English muffins on Facebook, a lot of English friends were intrigued, since it’s logical to assume that they wouldn’t call them English muffins in England. Apparently, our muffins (think blueberry or lemon poppyseed) have now taken over across the pond, so to distinguish, these are now known as “original muffins”


Recipe: Ginger Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Swirl Biscuits

This cobbler is my favorite thing to make with peaches. The original recipe was the first peach cobbler I ever made, and I’ve tried lots of others since then, and this remains by and far my favorite.

The biscuit portion of other recipes always comes out too dough-y for my tastes. I like the way


Recipe: Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese frosting

This is The Best Carrot Cake of All Time. I shit you not. I got the original from Bon Appétit, but I’ve modified it to it’s current excellence.

The original was super oily, so I cut the oil and subbed in some yogurt, so it’s still super moist.

maple cream cheese iced carrot cake


Recipe: Muffnuts aka Muffin Donuts

A while back I was pondering one of nature’s biggest mysteries… the doughnut. I thought to myself that there must be a way to recreate the donut at home, in a somewhat healthier manner. I.E. Not fried.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a classic fried doughnut, but they’re really only worth all that evil


Recipe: Chicken + Spinach Enchiladas

These are not your traditional slathered-in-red-sauce enchiladas. They’re better.

When I first found this recipe and decided to try it, I thought the sauce sounded too simple. Milk, chicken broth, peppers, and spinach? Isn’t that going to be bland? Do I even like corn tortillas? As it turns out, this is one


Recipe: Wonton Soup

I made the full recipe shown below and between the two of us, Mr. Smarmy ate all of it in one day. That’s how awesome it is.

Making the wontons is a little time consuming, but it isn’t difficult. Plus, you’re making a TON.

Mmmm… soup!

I used an Emeril recipe as a guide,


Avocado Contest + Extreme Avocado Grilled Cheese Recipe

This post brought to you by Hass Avocado Board featuring Hass Avocados. All opinions are 100% mine.

Two of my favorite things in the world are avocado and grilled cheese, so I don’t hesitate to combine the two whenever possible. So when I saw the Kick Off with Hass Avocados Recipe Contest, I new