The Sleepy Kitchen

Tokyo

July 17th, 2013

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Back in early June, my husband and I took a wondrous trip to Tokyo, Japan. Out of all of our trips together, this one really topped it all. Thanks to my OCD organization skills and the kind and loving people of Japan, we were able to turn this get away into an adventure that will never be forgotten. Upon our arrival home, my husband gave me a high-five for planning such an awesome week long voyage.

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whole wheat banana loaf

July 17th, 2013

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I have this banana nut muffin recipe in my recipe box that is incredibly good. It’s been sitting there for years so I have no idea where it came from. Yesterday I was in the mood to bake some as I had a taste of it a few weeks ago when I made some for a friend’s birthday. Unfortunately, I did not have all the ingredients on hand. My solution was to tweak the recipe and instead of muffins, I made a beautiful loaf.

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mini smores pie

June 29th, 2013

A few weekends ago, my husband and I took a late night trip to Nation’s Giant Hamburgers. We always order a grilled cheese sandwich with a patty and egg added but never have we ordered pie, especially it being restaurant more known for their pies. During our devouring feast, we discussed the kind of people who simply come in to order pie and how one may come to the decision of doing so. Our conclusion was just plain moronic and racist, but somewhere in the conversation an idea of a smores style pie came to mind.

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holy good hummus

June 18th, 2013

I always buy packaged hummus and when I do I usually get the ones with some kind of additive like garlic or peppers because the original hummus always tasted weird to me. A while ago my friend made some hummus and it was total disaster so I thought it wasn’t a very easy thing to make. Just a few days ago, it came to my attention that it is quite easy and it’s tastes a lot more better than the packaged shit.
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I got this recipe from Inspired Taste and believe what they say, this recipe is better than store bought hummus. It truly is, otherwise I wouldn’t have a bowl of it and a spoon in between my arms as I type this.

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Having never made anything of this sort, I seriously felt like I made the best beef wellington ever. Many can disagree, but that won’t stop me from making this baby again. It is time consuming (give yourself at least an hour and half) and a bit tricky. Don’t worry though, it will be worth it.

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Here is another recipe to one of the cookies I made on my baking spree last month. This recipe is very simple and fun. The cookies itself are yummy, and the kids will especially like it.

Again, this recipe is from Baker’s Royal, so you may use either recipe.

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Egypt

April 9th, 2013

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This year, a friend and I, hopped on a plane and flew across the globe to celebrate one of our girlfriend’s marriage. It was quiet an experience for a third world country, but we didn’t stay in Cairo too long. By a spontaneous decision, we booked flights to Sharm El Shiekh, and five hour later I was swimming in the Red Sea.

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lemon sandwich cookies

April 7th, 2013

Can I begin by saying these cookies are really amazing. I came across Baker’s Royale and found a whole bunch of cookies that worked successfully in a one night baking spree. I will post the other cookies in the future, but for now, we shall speak citrus. These lemon sandwich cookies are perfect for any occasion. I found that the cream cheese filling can sit beautifully in an area of over 100*F, no lie. The “buns” has this crumbly, not so lemon-y texture and taste. You can eat these cookies alone without the filling, but just be sure to keep a gallon of milk near by.

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The original recipe is here and keep in mind that my cookies did not come out as sharp as BR’s. I really gave no fucks as they still presented itself like Luke Steele and tasted like the sun on a spring day (a very misinterpreted metaphor).

You may follow BR’s recipe exactly it shows as it is what I did. The only difference is, I used lemon extract instead of lemon oil. According to BR, you can use either those two options and lemon juice, but just keep in mind, lemon juice will bring out some sour faced tartness. Be sure to view the link above to see measurement differences when using lemon oil or juice.

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Portland part 5

March 10th, 2013

This year my husband took me to Portland for our anniversary. Unfortunately, I got sick the very night before we flew out and barely ate on the entire trip. The lack of digestion did not stop me though.  I was a trooper.

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Luz Elena Mendoza & Joshua Huot

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The Tin Shed

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A fellow man bringing flowers home to his girlfriend.

 

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Ellen Berry who sat on a strawberry shortly before this scene.

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Happy Anniversary.

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If anyone remembers, there were these Pinata cookies floating around the internet with mini M&Ms inside of them. It sounded like something fun to try but I had no occasion to make such cookies. For Christmas, my mom gave me a bucket of cookie cutters that came with all kinds of designs with animal shapes, letters and numbers, and of course, holiday themed. When I ran into these heart sprinkles at the dollar bins at Target, I knew exactly what to do for Valentines.

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