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You have five minutes to decorate this cake. Go!

Back in June, my dad turned the big 5-5. On his actual birthday, though, he was out of town. So the night of his return, my mom baked his favorite cake as a surprise. But it wasn’t just a surprise to my dad; it was a surprise to me as well! I had been out […]

Wheatberry Heaven

It’s official; I am obsessed with blended grains now. I love the pudding-like consistency.Today I finally was able to try blended wheatberries as a stand-in for oatmeal, and OH MY GOODNESS, were they ever good! The creamy goodness was just so overwhelming that I had to pinch myself to make sure I was really experiencing […]

Creamy, Cozy Harvest Oatmeal

Another recipe that uses the blender/food-processor/hand-blender technique: Creamy & Cozy Oatmeal 1/2 cup rolled oats (or one serving of your grain of choice; the photo is of whole-grain Cream of Wheat) 1 container applesauce (the little 113gram containers, not one entire jar!) ½ tsp cinnamon milk of choice (I use almond milk) dash salt Other optional […]

Do you want to know a Secret: Part II

There is a way to make even creamier oatmeal. (Not to mention creamy bulgur, wheatberries, and barley too.) It’s all thanks to one secret step. Are you ready for the secret to be revealed??? If so, scroll down. (Hmmm, this sounds like one of those annoying chain emails. But I promise I won’t make you send […]

Do you want to know a Secret?

You’re indifferent, you say? What if I told you that the secret has to do with everyone’s favorite hot cereal, oatmeal? I’ve got your attention now, huh? I know that a lot of you are like me in that there are few things you enjoy more than a creamy bowl of oatmeal—the creamier the better. […]

Sitting the Bar Exam

Do you remember when I scoped out the College Bar Scene? Well, I’m at it again. Energy bars are a MUST for college students on the go because they are portable and easy to eat. My new favorites are Clif Nectar Bars, followed by Larabar Jocalat Bars. Aside from taste, one of the best things […]

Stir-Fry Sandwich

I’ve blogged before about my love affair with stir fries. They’re so simple and tasty that I find myself eating a stir fry at least once a week. As with most things I make, I’ll usually cook up a HUGE amount at one time so that I have lots of leftovers (you should know by […]

Testing, Testing 123

By now, I’m sure you’ve all bought Happy Herbivore’s new e-cookbook, right? Well if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? With recipes for foods like mojito cupcakes and citrus-glazed chickpeas, how could you not want to get your hands on this gem of a cookbook? I’m not the best photographer, so my snapshots can’t do […]

I found a new Crown

Looking over my past blog posts, it seems I may have a *slightly* unhealthy (not to mention vain!) obsession with crowning myself queen of just about everything. Perhaps there is a support group I could join? (Narcissists Anonymous?) But really, it’s quite fun “queenifying” oneself. You all should try it. Moving on… I have to admit that […]

Cruise Cupcakes

In the year 2008 B.C. (Before Cruise) Before we embarked on our cruise last month, some kind neighbors threw us a “Bon Voyage” party. I have a sneaky suspicion they just wanted an excuse to have a party. As with any party, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make… cupcakes! What kind of cupcakes? Why, […]

This is the Oldest I’ve ever been!

I think eight is the best age– you’re old enough to have an awareness of the world and yourself, but you have no idea about the meaning of responsibility. If you say, “I want to be an astronaut when I grow up,” you’d hear this response: “Gee, that’s nice.”  But at my age? The response […]

The Chopstick Masters

Uh Oh. I, Chocolate-Covered Katie, used to be known as the Chopstick Queen… but it seems two conniving little rascals (a.k.a. my cousins, Dennis and Nathan) usurped that title from me while we were on our cruise. Take a look: What to do about this? Oh, okay boys, you can have the title. You’re much […]

Rat-a-tat-ouille

A while ago, a friend told me I just *had* to see the movie, Ratatouille.  So I took her advice one night and, along with my parents (and Molly, who adores tv-watching), saw the film. The movie was adorable– just like my friend said it’d be. But I was left with a HUGE craving… for […]