Raspberry crumb pie

Our lab manager, Lisa, is a big fan of raspberry pie, and so for her birthday, I couldn’t imagine bringing anything else. Since I’d made a straight raspberry pie relatively recently for the lab, I wanted to find a variation. Enter: raspberry crumble.

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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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Tomato soup

A good ol’ tomato soup, despite being ubiquitous on most restaurant menus, is something I’d never actually made myself. It’s a classic pairing with grilled cheese sandwiches and other delightful comfort foods, so it seemed high time I give it a try.

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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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Blueberry pie with thyme and goat cheese

One of the perils of living alone is the tendency to avoid dessert-making. It’s an understandable avoidance (eating an entire cake by oneself seems a trifle extravagant and would likely have regrettable consequences on the waistline). However, my love for pie overcame any reservations I may have had about solo pie consumption. I came across…

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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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