Holidays

Holidays

Bourbon Pecans

Bourbon Pecans

Two years ago, a dear friend of ours, Lyle, came to visit at Christmas time and brought a beautiful jar of bourbon pecans, and I scoffed, because I hate pecans. Or… so I thought… Cuz then I ate one of these and I couldn’t stop eating them, and I insisted on getting the recipe from
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Chocolate Pie

Chocolate Pie

So.  Here’s what I have to say about the Pioneer Woman’s recipe for Chocolate Pie. It was really friggin’ easy. It was really friggin’ amazingly delicious. I am already salivating at the thought of making it again. I might just turn it into pudding next time and skip the pie shell. I might just make
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CHRISTMAS !! Hello Dollies

WHO IS READY FOR CHRISTMAS. I guess I am.  I’m as ready as I’ll be.  About 90% of my shopping is done and about 0% of my wrapping is done.  That will probably happen on Christmas Eve. Also only slightly more than 0% done?  My Christmas baking. Every year I turn into my mom and
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CHRISTMAS !! Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Honestly I have no idea what these things are actually called.  I just made that title up.  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups… seems legit  But for every Christmas for as long as I can remember, my mom has made these.  And they are SO SIMPLE. In fact I’m kicking myself now for spending $30
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Classic Nachos

CINCO DE MAYO !! Classic Nachos

You guys.  It’s nachos. NACHOS! I don’t know how or when nachos became my most favorite food on the planet, but seriously, to me, there is nothing better in this world than a fat messy plate of nachos.  With or without meat, with or without beans, I could really care less.  There aren’t many nachos
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Fajita Chicken

CINCO DE MAYO !! Fajita Chicken

YOU GUYS!  It’s almost Cinco de Mayo! What, am I too early? Cinco de Mayo might be one of my most favorite food holidays.  To me, there is absolutely nothing better than a whole holiday dedicated to food that you can cover in cheese and sour cream. Here is a great recipe I’ve adapted for
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Old School Tacos

CINCO DE MAYO !! Old School Tacos

You guys. My job is burning me OUT. Like I didn’t even have time to BLOG last week.  I was so busy and when I wasn’t busy I was completely drained. And now it’s 2 days before Cinco de Mayo – my most favorite food holiday of the year – and I have FOUR recipes
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Pico de Gallo

CINCO DE MAYO !! Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is like… the perfect condiment for Mexican food. I use it on almost everything I make that’s Mexican.  Tacos, taco salads, nachos, quesadillas, even as a dip on its own.  Obviously you want to make sure you have the freshest, ripest ingredients as this is a raw dish with simple flavors. Two
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Sangria

CINCO DE MAYO !! Sangria & Margaritas

I know what you’re thinkin’. You’re thinkin’ HEY CRISTIN.  WTF AM I SUPPOSED TO WASH DOWN ALL THIS DELICIOUS MEXICAN FOOD WITH. Amirite? You have to have sangria and margaritas mis amigos.  No Cinco de Mayo fiesta is complete without a proper drink! (I would also argue that no warm summer evening spent outdoors is
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Taco Dip

CINCO DE MAYO !! Taco Dip

If you were looking for a highly-addictive, semi-healthy, fresh-tasting dip to put on the table for Cinco de Mayo, you need look no further. This recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember.  My mom used to make it all the time.  She probably got the recipe off some product
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Happy Thanksgiving

First Favorite Recipe Roundup!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday, if for no other reason than I get to feast all day on amazing food.  It’s one of the only days a year (others include my birthday, Christmas Eve, and Christmas) where I legitimately do NOT care about what it is I’m consuming.  If I want
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Cheeseburgers

MEMORIAL DAY !! Cheeseburgers

HEY!  HI GUYS!  How are you?! It’s Friday and I just got the most amazing news and it’s a three-day weekend and I’m about to go party after work to celebrate the aforementioned amazing news and really THE ONLY thing that could make me happier is having one of these babies staring back at me.
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Cilantro Potatoes

MEMORIAL DAY !! Cilantro Potatoes

With Cinco de Mayo behind us, summer is fast on its way.  And after this winter in Philly, I can-not-wait-for-warmer-weather ! This winter really hung on for dear life.  It did NOT want to move on.  Today it’s 85 and sunny and I am heading down to Atlantic City with my sister for the night.
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Macaroni Pepperoni Salad

MEMORIAL DAY !! Macaroni Pepperoni Salad

Hey guys! Long time no talk.  I know.  I’m sorry.  My bad.  My job is extremely demanding and it’s been completely wiping me out lately.  Like, going-to-bed-at-8pm wiped out.  It’s a busy life.  I wish that all I had to do in life was cook and eat and blog about it.  And be a mom.
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Pink Limon

Pink Limon

My friends!  Behold, a delicious, maybe-a-little-too-easy-to-drink, tangy alcohol draaaank! A long, long time ago when I first started drinking, I found this recipe and fell in love with it.  It might be one of the first things my little sister drank that she really liked.  And once in a while it makes an appearance at
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Roast Beef with Black Gravy

Roast Beef & Black Gravy

As I grumbled yesterday, it’s still pretty cold here in Philly. I have been dying to fire up our grill and cook out every night but winter is just holding on by the skin of its teeth. I don’t typically want to eat meals like this in warmer weather because I think it’s just in
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Spinach Dip

Secret Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip. Really, SFB? I know, I know.  Everyone knows how to make spinach dip, right?  In fact, it just may be that you know how to make it the way I make it here.  Maybe what I have here is not even new to you.  But it’s new to me, and I’m excited to
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Strawberry Balsamic Baked Brie

Strawberry Balsamic Baked Brie

Mmmmm, baked brie.  Warm, melty, spready cheese.  On a salty cracker.  With sweet, tangy balsamic strawberries on top.  Mmm, mmm, mmm. This recipe for baked brie was really, really decadent.  I had to make myself stop eating it so that I would eat my dinner!  I will definitely make it again, but I will change
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Cranberry Orange Relish

THANKSGIVING !! Cranberry Orange Relish

It is finally here – it is finally upon us – one of my most favorite food holidays of the year! – THANKSGIVING. Thanksgiving wasn’t always one of my favorite food holidays of the year.  There was a time once when I couldn’t have cared less about turkey, it was really just another day off
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Turkey

THANKSGIVING !! How to Brine a Turkey + Day-Of Schedule

So I almost bought this shirt to wear on Thanksgiving.  Alllllllmost. Thanksgiving in my house is not about wearing dresses and tights and nice shoes and curling my hair.  No.  It’s about putting your eatin’-clothes on and vegging out. We don’t eat dinner at 1, or 2, or 3, or 4.  We eat dinner at
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Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

THANKSGIVING !! Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

I may lose my foodie card today, because I have to tell you that there is one food I have yet to master on a consistent basis – and that is mashed potatoes. Most of the time when I make mashed potatoes, they are just ok.  They aren’t terrible, but they don’t knock your socks
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Thanksgiving Leftover Kentucky Hot Brown

Thanksgiving Leftover Kentucky Hot Brown

Oh hai. Welcome to the Slutty Food Blog, where I like to take seemingly boring holiday leftovers and slut them up with a sinful cheese sauce and call it a Kentucky Hot Brown. Seriously though – I know these pictures don’t tell much of the story, but you will just have to trust me on
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Chicken Piccata

Valentine’s Day: Chicken Piccata Menu

Earlier this week I gave you a romantic steak dinner menu to serve to your special someone on Valentine’s Day.  But maybe you don’t like steak.  Or red wine.  Or broccoli (I don’t blame you, I eat it very begrudgingly).  This would be my next pick to serve to someone on Valentine’s Day.  Chicken piccata
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Steak au Poivre

Valentine’s Day: Steak au Poivre Menu

A long, long time ago, in an apartment far, far away, there lived a girl who did not know how to cook. And, wanting a marriage proposal so terribly, having been with her boyfriend for several years, she started to wonder if he saw her as non-marriage material due to her lack of cooking skills.
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Valentine’s Day: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

If you’ve ever done any kind of shopping for Valentine’s day, then surely you’ve come across how much chocolate covered strawberries cost. Seriously though, like $5 a berry?  It’s kind of ridic. I’m in the wrong business. Making chocolate covered strawberries at home is SO EASY.  There is really no need to buy them as
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World's Greatest Onion Dip

World’s Greatest Onion Dip

Ok so.  I’m just going to say this loud and clear: you WILL want this dip at your next family or friends get-together.  You just will. You WILL need to get over the idea of sauteeing the onions for 45-60 minutes.  You just will.  Because this step, this crucial step, is what sets this dip
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