Veggie Roll-Ups

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December 31, 2015

By Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking: Circles, by Soul Coughing The holidays are here! Every street is lit with green and red, jingle bells ring through the stores, menorah’s shed gentle yellow light. Magical, and usually frosted white—though this year was a snowless Christmas—the holiday times are for coming together. For family and gifts, and of course parties! Now the big question is, what do you bring…

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Spook Troop Cookies

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November 9, 2015

By Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking: Time Warp, from the Rocky Horror Picture Show Like many others out there, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Once a year, you can literally be anything. A person, a thing, a pun. What an opportunity to really express your creativity, either outright or subtly. I love the costumes, the debauchery, the mystery, and the candy. To get my coworkers…

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Ramadan Kareem

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June 18, 2015

Last night was the start of Ramadan. And for those of you who were suddenly confused about that word, Ramadan is a month-long fast in Islam that is designed to allow for spiritual reflection and increased devotion. Now, when I was a young kid I thought this meant that Muslims starved themselves for an entire month. I was completely mystified. But then I grew up and started to understand the…

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Cinco de Mayo Chicken Enchiladas

It is almost Cinco de Mayo weekend! Why? Because one day is just not enough! I guess it should be called Dos-Cinco de Mayo! But that just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it? To avoid alcohol poisoning you need a dish to pair with your Jose Cuervo. Why not try to make something this year? I have the perfect recipe to make your fiesta fantastico! These are…

May 4, 2015
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A Matzo Meal

This year, as I was shopping for Passover, I found myself facing a rather paltry selection of kosher foods. How was I supposed to make Matzo Ball Soup without matzo meal? I was reminded of a time I found myself in a similar situation a few years ago, when I was in college. In my small college town of Walla Walla, the grocery store within walking distance had, in my…

April 4, 2015
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Baby Guinness Shots

St. Patrick’s Day is in the air, and we’ve all been inundated by advertisments for all things green! Shamrocks, rivers, beer, eggs and ham. But this year, instead of partaking in the same old green beer, why not try something new? Baby Guinness shot! The name itself just screams Ireland! After all, Guinness originated in Dublin and to us Americans might as well be the official beverage of the Emerald Isle….

March 16, 2015
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Mardi Gras King Cake

Today is Mardi Gras. And while everyone celebrates with colored beads, boobs, and booze, it seemed like a good time to provide a little primer on the holiday that typically helps us get over Valentine’s Day and holds us over until St. Patrick’s. For the uninitiated, uninformed, and uneducated, here are just a few tidbits about Mardi Gras: Mardi Gras is the last day of Carnival Carnival begins on Epiphany (this is the day…

February 17, 2015
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Photo Essay: Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day is a magical time when we ladies get together and celebrate all things, well, galtastic. So this year, my gal pals and I decided to throw ourselves a little Galentine’s Day Brunch (although technically Galentine’s Day is Feb. 13, we had to celebrate on the 15th). But as Leslie Knope, the goddess and creator of Galentine’s Day says: “Any time a group of women get together for brunch, we embody the spirit of the…

February 16, 2015
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