Blog Archives - Indulging in Guilty Pleasures...
 
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I came home early Tuesday because we had gotten 2 inches in the span of two hours and that led to baking chocolate chip cookies (at John's suggestion)...then making Aloo Paratha (because we finally had potatoes and whole wheat flour)...then making a fast version of Chicken Korma from Madhur Jaffey's Quick & Easy Indian Cooking (because we were in charge of dinner all of a sudden).  We ended up getting 15 inches over the span of 20 or so hours. Pretty amazing!

Read more for the recipes and (mostly) step by step photos!

 
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I have this great recipe for Chicken Biryani that I made with my beloved roommate last year and our good friend Mischa. That time we had most of the spices, but I have to say I was missing a few this time: cardamom, mint, and saffron...so I took a short cut and covered for those with garam masala. But you'll notice that the biryani isn't it's normal yellow color and that's because it's lacking saffron.
It's still delicious though!

Read more for the full recipe and step by step photos!

 
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This scrumptious recipe was an attempt by Lisa is Cooking to recreate Twix bars...but when I saw the recipe, I immediately recognized a cousin to Millionaire Shortbread. 

Read on to see the recipe and the results!
 
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Yet another Groundhog Day tradition that I haven't had time to post...Groundhog Pancakes!

Just use your regular Buttermilk Pancake recipe and use a small dollop for the head, larger dollop for the body, tiny dollops for front legs and a tail, then chocolate chips or blueberries for an eye and a nose.

Read more for the recipe I use.

 
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Welcome to a Weber/Galloway family tradition (Copyrighted! So no copyright infringement, kiddies!) that has lasted for the past 21 years!!

When I was younger, my dad and I used to bake pretty frequently. One Groundhog Day when I was in kindergarten, my dad decided we should make a batch of cookies and shape it into a groundhog so I could bring it in to school...This turned into a yearly tradition! We also added groundhog shaped pancakes the morning of (though that has changed to an evening tradition for me, since I started college anyway).

Unfortunately, for those who hate winter, our beloved Punxsutawney Phil has predicted another 6 weeks of winter. I'm kind of ok with that because I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for a big blizzard!

Read on for our family secret chocolate chip cookie recipe...; )