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Thai-Style Chicken with Basil served with Coconut Rice

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After seeing this on the weekly show, I was inspired by a recipe from America’s Test Kitchen Thai-Style Chicken with Basil.  I simplified it a bit to use the items I had on hand and for my wimpy taste buds but I’m sure their version would be excellent as well.  It turned out to be
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Daring Baker’s Challenge – Coffee Cake – Lime Cream with Coconut and Pizza

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The March 2011 Daring Baker’s Challenge was hosted by Ria of Ria’s Collection and Jamie of Life’s a Feast. Ria and Jamie challenged The Daring Bakers to bake a yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake.  Since the recipe conveniently makes enough for two coffee cakes, I made a sweet (lime cream and toasted coconut) and savory (pizza of
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Papas Rellenas (fried meat stuffed mashed potatoes)

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What could be better than fried stuffed mashed potatoes – even a picky eater like me can appreciate that.  For this month’s Daring Cook’s Challenge, Kathlyn of Bake Like a Ninja was our Daring Cooks’ March 2011 hostess. Kathlyn challenges us to make two classic Peruvian dishes: Ceviche de Pescado from “Peruvian Cooking – Basic
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Lime Cream

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I love lime, even more than lemon and use it often.  This recipe is kind of  a cross between lime curd and key lime pie filling.  It is essentially a lime custard but with lots of butter and whipped up until it is creamy, inspired by a recipe for Lemon Cream from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking
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Lemon Basil Olive Oil Muffins – taste great and relatively healthy

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So far I’ve been dismal in my attempts to be more healthy but today I made progress and it wasn’t even painful.   Don’t worry, I’m not up to tofu yet and my “no carb left behind” lifestyle will surely take time to reform but I’m making baby steps.  These muffins are really good and
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