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christaleena

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  • Location: SC
  • Favorite foods: first and foremost: chocolate chip cookies. also love greek yogurt, hummus, tom kha gai, green curry, red wine, sriracha on anything, and there's always a reason to pop some bubly.
  • Last bite on earth: my grammy's cookies.

Bake the Book: A Lighter Way to Bake

oooh all her recipes sound so good! i'd love to make some lightened up dark chocolate & sea salt brownies.

The Best Delivery Snack Packages in the U.S.

naturebox is the BEST! after your first box you can choose your snacks. awesome!

Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken and Chickpea Masala

Can this be made in a slow cooker?

Brian Mercury's Favorite Coffee Shop and Café Sweets in Cambridge and Somerville

holy crap, he's hot.

Cook the Book: 'Lighten Up, America!'

I am focusing on eating less packaged and bagged crap and more whole foods!

Cook the Book: 'The Heart of the Plate'

a mediterranean vegetable platter at a local joint. freaking delicious

Cook the Book: 'Flour, Too'

my favorite bakery treat is a big fat chocolate chip cookie!

Cook the Book: 'Flour, Too'

The best bakery treat in my area is a sriracha croissant. It's both sweet and savory!

Cereal Eats: If You Could Bring Back One Discontinued Cereal...

Does anyone remember Temptations?!?

Cook the Book: 'The Chinese Takeout Cookbook'

Pad Thai is definitely my #1 takeout item.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

eggs, avocado, toast!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

eggs, avocado, and toast!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

um, everything? seriously. but ok, eggs. and pizza. and toast.

Cook the Book: 'The Food52 Cookbook, Volume 2'

My signature recipe is definitely a shrimp & feta pasta bake. delicious!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

On toast with eggs & avocado

Serious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Favorite toppings? Fresh mozz, basil, and tomatoes from the garden.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Eggs, avocado, and pickles. Disgusting list, right? So good though.

Win Two VIP Tickets to the 2012 NYC Food Film Festival, October 17 -21

When Julia Roberts eats the pasta in Eat, Pray, Love!

Cook the Book: 'Vegetables, Revised'

I'd love to try kohlrabi, just because it's fun to say!

Weekend Cook and Tell Round Up: Battalion of Beets

I LOVE BEETS! Thank you so much for this post!

Giveaway: Enter to Win This Panasonic Breadmaker

Sponsored Giveaway: Enter to Win Tervis Products

I absolutely love my Camelbak!

Weekend Giveaway: 'Clean Start'

I always crave more fruit in the Summer!

Giveaway: 'The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook'

Cook the Book: Edamame Hummus

why is it called hummus if there are no chickpeas in it?

Cool Aprons?

Has anyone bought any cooking aprons recently? Where did you find them? Site recommendations? I want personalized ones!

Fresh Mozzarella

The last couple times I bought fresh mozzarella it has had absolutely no flavor! What do I need to look for when buying mozzarella? Are there certain brands that are better than others? I really didn't think it mattered, but I was unimpressed with both I had bought...so bland! Both fresh and when I melted it!

Help naming a blog!

My boyfriend and I want to start a blog. We both really love cooking and wine. We're by no means professionals--we just really enjoy cooking together and coming up with stuff on our own and want to share this with others. We're in our 20s living in Charleston, SC and want to highlight that we're regular young people who like to have fun, don't really have super fancy kitchen tools or lots of money but can still come up with some really cool delicious dishes. Brandon is the more creative and daring one who will throw anything together, and I am more timid, love measuring and baking is my specialty. Please help!


Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Spicy Cabbage and Chicken Salad

The following recipe is from the January 7th edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! After the excesses of the holiday season, this fat-free Vietnamese slaw is the perfect recipe with... More