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kalajo

I'm a passionate home cook who loves to try new recipes.

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  • Location: Washington State
  • Favorite foods: A crisp waffle, A good burger, A great steak, Walter Dacon Syrah
  • Last bite on earth: See above :) plus a big slice of coconut cake

Hazelnut Maple Cookies With Orange Zest From 'Ovenly'

I'd like an answer to the above question as well. I have a couple bags in the freezer.

Win a Copy of 'Plenty More'

Not really unusual, but even though I'm not a big eggplant fan, I love eggplant lasagna

Win a Copy of 'Tacolicious'

Win a Copy of 'A Change of Appetite'

I'm really late to the party, but just started enjoying kale even though I'm typically not a fan of greens.

Gluten-Free All Day Lemon Cake With a Choice of 2 Toppings

Gluten-Free All Day Lemon Cake With a Choice of 2 Toppings

No sugar IN the cake? Just want to be sure before I make it...thanks!

Win a Copy of 'Mother Daughter Dishes: Reinventing Loved Classics'

Back in the day we made an A La Pudding Dessert that reminds me of the picture above. Yum!

Win a Copy of 'Vibrant Food'

Heirloom tomatoes and fresh figs

Cook the Book: 'The Homesick Texan's Family Table' by Lisa Fain

Chili without beans

Cook the Book: 'Simple Thai Food' by Leela Punyaratabandhu

Pad Thai and Pok Pok's chicken wings

Cook the Book: 'Afro-Vegan' by Bryant Terry

Corned beef and cabbage

Cook the Book: 'My Irish Table' by Cathal Armstrong

Corned beef, sauted cabbage and soda bread

The Best Valentine's Day Giveaway Ever: Lobel's 4" Prime Dry-Aged Heart Shaped Steaks for Two

My man thinks he is the grill master, so it would make him happy if I let him grill it.

Cook the Book: Andy Ricker's 'Pok Pok'

Bake the Book: The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook

Bread pudding!

Easy Strawberry Danish

I'm all for homemade, but it's nice to have a shortcut recipe once in a while, when you just don't want to go to all the bother. I think I'll try it as it looks pretty tasty!

What Gross Food Stuff Did You Do as a Kid?

I dipped cold hot dogs in mayonnaise and also ate unbaked Bisquick dough. It makes me nauseous to think about it now.

Bake the Book: Nigellissima

Always tiramisu

Which Is the Best K-Cup Coffee?

I was actually surprised when I finally tried coffee from a Keurig. It is pretty good, depending on the coffee used. My favorite K-cup is available right now for a month or two - Casi Cielo from Starbucks.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Pork Belly Heaven Package

Bucatini All'Amatriciana

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

equal and half&half

Cook the Book: 'True Blood'

Caramel apples!

Bake the Book: The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking

Chain Reaction: McCormicks and Schmick's

I've had the hamburger @ M&S Harborside in Portland many times, and found it to be very tasty. I'm not into medium rare hamburgers however, so the doneness isn't an issue.

Dinner Tonight: Jamie Oliver's Steamed Asian Chicken "Parcels"

Made this last night - delicious! I froze half of the uncooked bundles and will be anxious to see how they taste, defrosted and steamed.

I hate greens...HELP!

I have tried...really tried to like greens. I just can't get around the slimy feel (and taste) in my mouth when they are cooked. Unfortunately my CSA continues to provide me with beautiful rainbow chard. Any ideas/recipes that might help me enjoy or at least tolerate :) greens??

Breakfast Tacos with Crispy Potatoes, Chorizo, and Fried Egg

Yesterday we made breakfast tacos with soft scrambled eggs, bacon, and spinach. Today, we're going to tackle another form that I've often exchanged sharp words with: the potato breakfast taco. What's the problem here? Soft tortillas wrapped around soft potatoes does not make for a satisfying bite; In order for potato tacos to be successful, there needs to be some sort of crispy element to them. More