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Easy Spinach Latkes

These are so easy they barely count as cooking, but they taste really good and for one of those days where you don’t feel like spending a ton of time in the kitchen, why not make make some quick comfort food from scratch?  You can cook these in about 15 minutes, and they have a really great homemade taste and texture to them.

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Arancini- Italian Rice Balls

This was one of my favorite recipes when I was a kid; my parents would buy them from the Italian store! We would eat them with our hands as a snack. These are also great with tomato sauce on top as part of a larger meal, or you can make them small and serve them as an appetizer. They are so delicious and are both kid friendly and impressive for an adult dinner!

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Tofu Satay with Peanut Sauce and Pickled Vegetables

We’ve been wanting to make this FOREVER and I finally got the stuff together to do it the other day. It’s a great complete meal but it’s not an authentic Southeast-Asian satay seeing as how we didn’t grill it or even use skewers. We did marinade the tofu in a pretty typical marinade and serve with the sauces and accompaniments you would see in a Thai restaurant. This makes plenty of food and the prep can be done ahead of time; I did the pickled vegetables the night before so they could really soak up the flavor, and you could do the same with the tofu!

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Lemon Vanilla Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Icing

We meant to make strawberry cupcakes, but I procrastinated a little bit and the strawberries started to go bad– oops. I still wanted to make cupcakes, though, so I improvised big time and decided to use some lemons we had kicking around. These came out great– they are dense but moist, and the lemon gives them a great kick. The frosting, though, is the best part; it has the consistency of whipped cream but it tastes like cream cheese. I really heaped on the frosting because it’s so good; this recipe will give you the right proportions to give each cupcake a generous amount of frosting!

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Tempeh Salad Flatbreads

We made these in the style of a chicken or tuna salad; the juxtaposition of warm flatbread and cold salad is really great. These are perfect for summer and really easy to pack for a picnic lunch. As usual, the recipe makes a ton, so we brought some to Herbie while he was working at Beaux Arts down the street.

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Double Layer Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge

I know I shouldn’t admit this, but I have been eating pieces of this fudge for breakfast. It’s just so good, I can’t help it. The hardest part about this recipe was figuring out the proportions of sugar to peanut butter, etc. but that’s all done now, so enjoy this easy fudge! Just a warning, you will either need to do a lot of whisking, or get an electric blender for the peanut butter fudge, so I suggest tracking down an electric blender/mixer/food processor.

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Oreo Suprise Cupcakes

We had a porch sale this weekend with Ryan and Megan and needed some baked goods for weekend fuel. Meg and I wanted to do cupcakes and these seemed like a great idea! We sold a few at the porch sale, but kept most of them around for ourselves. Jesse likes his cold, but I like them warm! Also, these are really really easy. We cheated big time, but the results are impressive nonetheless.

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