Peanut butter chocolate chip muffins

A collection of labs at UTM hold a weekly Thursday social–just an opportunity to have a few afternoon snacks and chat. In the past, I’ve brought pie and various other types of desserts, but it had been awhile since I’d baked for it. I was feeling remiss, though lazy and didn’t want to shop for…

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Shepherd’s pie

I was in the mood for some comfort food and realized I’d never made this classic. Meat in one hand, mashed potatoes in the other. Put your hands together! My two favourite food groups in one dish.

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Lemon-lime basil shortbread

Sweet and savoury is such a classic combination, but I particularly enjoy it when it comes in a dessert format. So when I came across shortbread cookies with basil, my tastebuds perked up. Recipe from Bon Appetit magazine 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup powdered sugar plus more for dusting 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″…

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Raspberry pie

Anyone who knows me knows I love all things pie, so I’m always curious what people’s favourite pie flavours are. Lunchtime discussions with Lisa, our lab manager, determined hers to be raspberry, which (for some strange reason) I’d never tried. I can’t say I’d ever even heard of raspberry pie, as it seems to play second…

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Tuna melt

Sometimes a little bit of comfort food is necessary, and a good tuna melt fits the bill. This was the first recipe I tried out of Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings cookbook, given to me before I left Chicago.

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Portobello mushroom lasagna

After years of having a bizarre and tremendously flexible schedule (thank you grad life), I now find myself in the position of having a fairly regular hours job. This means that I don’t generally have a lot of time to make lunches, so I’ve taken to trying to make big meals that yield tasty leftovers…

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Slow-cooker butter chicken II

Slow-cookers are apparently a godsend when it comes to easy, leftover-making meals, so I thought it high time to try my hand at it. I’ve always been a fan of butter chicken, a classic staple in any Indian restaurant, and this recipe seemed like a straightforward one to start with.

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