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Spinach Artichoke Melts

by zirbirt

Spinach and artichoke cooked into a creamy dip, then combined with a bit of chicken and some good bread and finally grilled makes for a fine meal on it's own. Add to that the bonus of lots of leftover dip for snacking and you have a dinner that really makes sense.
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How to Fail at TartsDesserts & Baking

by Razwick | 5/26/2015

A valiant first attempt at pastry, with less than ideal, but certainly entertaining results.If you have guests you'd like to freak out with a tart that looks like something died brutally to bring them this delicacy, boy, have I got a treat for you.

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Simple Stovetop Mac & CheeseEveryday Meals

by zirbirt | 5/26/2015

Ok, when we think of mac & cheese, most of us think of that boxed stuff. It's supposed to be faster than home made and still be good and creamy. The truth of it though, you can make much creamier, more flavorful and far better max and cheese in the same amount of time with very little skill required.

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Khadgar's Legendary Ring Of MeatRaid Meals (entertaining)

by zirbirt | 5/25/2015

When you need to feed your next raid. Reach for the one ring that will feed them all (I know LOTR Reference in a WoW reference, I am chaotic).

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Raspberry CupcakesDesserts & Baking

by zirbirt | 5/23/2015

This is a super simple raspberry cupcake and frosting recipe that is a wonderful departure from what you are used to in a cupcake. These hit you with a tangy sweet raspberry flavor which leaves you with a summer fresh feeling... and they are really easy to make, thanks to a little secret.

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Feeding Toddlers (a call for help)N00b food (feeding Preschoolers)

by zirbirt | 5/22/2015

Lets figure out how to keep this little man (and many other similar little creatures) from starving.. Not because there isn't enough food, or because they need 87 cent per day.. but because they are just too picky!

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Bake Your Own Bread Challenge

by zirbirt | 5/22/2015

Bread is something we try not to put a lot of thought into and just grab what is on the shelf. If we actually put a little effort in though, fresh bread can elevate even the most common sandwich, and can save us a lot of money plus improve our health. So, lets take a closer look at bread, and how we can make our own with very little effort and only a fraction of the cost.

REWARDS
1 full level in cooking (real world)
Trinket of wonderful smell in the house

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Apple Crisp Oatmeal CookiesDesserts & Baking

by zirbirt | 5/19/2015

I spent a long time trying to find the right oatmeal cookie recipe. I wanted a cookie that was slightly crisp yet delicate on the outside and soft and moist on the inside, but I didn't want it to be too thick or too lumpy. Sadly, I never found a recipe that worked... but one day, I had an idea.

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Cheese Sauce (everything from Queso to mac and cheese)Basic Recipes

by zirbirt | 5/18/2015

From queso, to mac and cheese; a simple cheese sauce is one recipe no one should be without. Have you ever been to a Mexican restaurant and ordered the cheese dip for your chips? or had nachos smothered in a creamy processed cheese substance? Have you ever wondered if there was an easy way to make mac & cheese without the box? Well the answer is a simple cheese sauce. I figured out the best way to do this on my own, and interestingly enough, it started at breakfast.

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Weekly Site Updates Monday, May 18, 2015System Messages

by zirbirt | 5/18/2015

Some new features have been added this week. Including home page Featured Recipes as well as working navigation, and sorting by poster. Also, social networking shares and comment have been added to the postings. For more information, read more...

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Potato Bacon SoupSoups and Salads

by Razwick | 5/16/2015

A simple soup for when you need a hearty supper that leaves great leftovers.

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Monthly Challenge

July Challenge - Booty Bay Chili Cookoff

This months challenge is to make chili. Yes, it is that simple, make chili.

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