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Flatbread pizza with arugula, goat cheese, roasted red peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, and truffle oil

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This pizza was an experiment in recreating a dish I had from Mikro Beer Bar in Hamden, CT. I got it when I was staying with my sister’s family a few weeks back, and I could not stop obsessing about it!

The best thing about this pizza is the truffle oil.




Truffle oil.

I’ve been meaning to buy this expensive oil for months now, but finally I had enough incentive to do it. Never before have I experienced something as potent and magical as this, where just the smallest drops can transform your dish into something rich and sophisticated.

I’m torn between wanting to preserve what I have left in the bottle, and wanting to drizzle it on EVERYTHING. I’m starting to see why truffles are so expensive, and why people pay exorbitant amounts for the tiniest taste of one. And I’m bummed that I have such rich tastes on such a poor budget. But I can’t get enough of this stuff!

Hey, I’m sure the federal government won’t notice if I skip paying off my college loans for a month or two, right? Continue reading


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Sugar cookies!!!

So, on Saturday I may have visited a certain TJMaxx, and I may have purchased a set of 100 cookie cutters for only $10!!! Who could resist!

LOOK AT THEM ALL! So, being adventurous as always, I decided I needed to make a huge batch of cookies to try them out. I found a recipe online and started making the dough.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I quickly learned that trying to roll out cookie dough on a hot, humid day is damn near impossible. But I did my best, rolling it out on wax paper like I thought I was supposed to do, then I popped it in the oven!

Soon I smelled smoke. And lots of it. Turns out wax paper is not the same as parchment paper. Who knew? (Remember how new at this I am.) I grabbed the pan before the wax paper ignited totally, but it was nice and singed on the corners. Disappointed, I threw the rest of the dough into the fridge and left to do something else.

I came back later that night, once it had cooled down, to give it another shot. And lo and behold it was a huge success!

Except for a few minor slip-ups here and there…

The countertop needed more sprinkles, obviously

But they turned out SO WELL! And it was a lot of fun. I made dinosaurs (duh!), airplanes, teddy bears, hearts, rocket ships, stars and my personal favorite:

ICE CREAM CONES!!! =) How cute are these?

Now that I have more cookie cutters than I’ll ever need, I’m stoked to perfect my cookie making abilities and become the best cookie froster ever.



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