Tiramisu Cake

It’s funny how some weeks can go by that I don’t feel like cooking at all, and then one day I’ll wake up and decide that I want to bake a cake with layers and icing and decorations. And while I’m baking, I’ll need to invite people over to help me eat said cake, so I’ll have to make a big dinner. In my tiny apartment. Did I ever mention that I have a miniature oven? Because I do.

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Chicken Tinga Tacos

Have you ever had tinga before? I hadn’t until I made this. Basically, it’s shredded meat in a tomato-chipotle sauce.

I made these one Sunday to have dinner ready for the next day. Actually, that same Sunday I spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Do you ever do that, spend a lot of time in the kitchen on Sundays? I bet you do. I like to prepare for the week ahead, that way my time in the kitchen on weekdays after work is significantly diminished.

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Hand-Picked Raspberry Jam


What better to do on a day off from work than go berry picking? The farm near us had two options: red raspberries or black raspberries. We chose the reds; they were cheaper.

Six pounds of berries later we headed home, ready to use our brand new canning equipment.

It was surprisingly easy, considering it was our first time making jam. Continue reading