Avatar the Last Airbender: Air Nomads: Chocolate Oreo Pie

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January 15, 2016

By Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking (refrigerating?): Lost in my Bedroom by Sky Ferreira The Air Nomads. Interestingly their title describes the people rather than a sovereign state. If you hadn’t guessed from the anime’s title, the main character is an air bender, the last one in fact. Talk about an endangered species. The air nomads were peaceful monks. Stately beings in touch with their spiritual selves….

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S’mores Ya Later

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October 16, 2015

By Dayna Brownfield Maybe it’s the chocolate. Maybe it’s the camaraderie of sitting around a campfire. Or maybe it’s just that I like setting things on fire. OK, it’s probably the last one. But honestly, I really just enjoy lighting my food on fire – when the occasion calls for it. And yeah, I totally wrote my last post about the awesomeness of s’mores. But I’m back with s’mores news (hello…

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Champorado: Reflections on Kidhood

When I was young cooking was an enigma to me, and most mysterious of all was the breakfast porridge, champorado, which my mother served me many times in the morning before school. In the small one-bedroom apartment where I grew up in Queens, the kitchen meant no television, my sister studying with textbooks spread over the table, and my mother and the obsessive order with which she wanted her kitchen…

March 11, 2015
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Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies   

I love cake batter. Cake batter ice cream. Cake batter shakes. Cake batter cookies. Cake flavored anything. But what’s better than a cookie that tastes like cake? A cookie that tastes like cake and has sprinkles! It’s like a slice of birthday cake on the go. And yes, they taste just as delicious as they look. Sprinkles make everything taste better. Just don’t forget to make enough to share. Chocolate Rainbow…

February 25, 2015
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Banana Boats

So, we keep talking about how fucking frigid it is, but this is to be expected; it’s January. Chicago has turned into Chiberia, the term “Polar Vortex” is probably here to stay, and after we eat banana boats and fantasize about summer, we might stop posting articles that encourage people to hibernate, cook, and watch Netflix (probably not). They say one trick to dealing with the cold is thinking warm….

January 14, 2015
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Eleventh Day of Christmas: Piper’s Pie

Remember that song about the Twelve Days of Christmas? Sure you do. There were some drummers, some birds, some rings… Yeah, it’s not that important. That’s why we’re giving you our own take, one number a day until Christmas, so that you can celebrate the holidays by making something you’d actually want to eat. Now get counting and cooking. What is a piper? 1. Pied Pipers are those young dudes…

December 23, 2014
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Tenth Day of Christmas: 10 Minute Desserts

Remember that song about the Twelve Days of Christmas? Sure you do. There were some drummers, some birds, some rings… Yeah, it’s not that important. That’s why we’re giving you our own take, one number a day until Christmas, so that you can celebrate the holidays by making something you’d actually want to eat. Now get counting and cooking. Rumors have been circulating for a few years now that the…

December 22, 2014
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Second Day of Christmas: Turtle Dove Bars

Remember that song about the Twelve Days of Christmas? Sure you do. There were some drummers, some birds, some rings… Yeah, it’s not that important. That’s why we’re giving you our own take, one number a day until Christmas, so that you can celebrate the holidays by making something you’d actually want to eat. Now get counting and cooking.   The holiday fun is only just beginning, Sporkers! It’s only…

December 14, 2014
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