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10.08.2012

A Little Cooking Inspiration

*Guest post by chicago foodie girl contributor, Diana

Now that life in general has settled down a bit, I've found my cooking mojo again and have been a little cooking crazy lately. Here are things I've made recently, I hope to write about some of these soon:

- an attempt at my Mom's Spanish rice
- Cuban picadillo (cheater version, hee!)
- Citrus dill salmon
- Spaghetti squash with marinara
- Oatmeal cherry chocolate chip cookies
- Tom's family recipe for Applesauce Cake
- Pumpkin cherry muffins
- Breakfast burritos
- Chocolate dipped dried pineapple
- Chocolate cups with pistachios and dried cranberries
- Tuna pasta salad

Wow, I didn't realize how much I've accomplished in just a few weeks! It definitely keeps an anxious mind occupied on the positive and I'm glad that I've gotten my jones for cooking back again. :)

Anyway, here's a little inspiration for foodies and wannabe chefs like me (and maybe those afraid to try but have always wanted to):

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  1. Also named DianaLynOctober 8, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Some of it is the season. I always find myself cooking so much in early fall. I have 4 meals in my refrigerator right now. I already made a pot of spaghetti sauce, chili and I am prepping for chicken noodle soup.

    As for Julia Child - I talked like her all day Sunday morning while I was baking cinnamon streusel muffins.

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  2. Wow! Have you ever been busy.

    Citrus dill salmon sounds exciting, and we're experimenting at bit with that kind of thing. How do you do yours?

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  3. I'm also interested in the citrus dill salmon. I love dill and am always looking for new ways to spruce up salmon (it's the only fish I ever really cook at home so it can get boring).

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  4. Pumpkin cherry muffins?! Um, where the hell is my cut?? :-P

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  5. I used this recipe:

    http://www.fortheloveofcooking.net/2012/06/salmon-with-garlic-lemon-and-dill.html

    And it came out great! :)

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