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IMG_6235I’m extremely frugal, so in my eyes, wasting food is criminal. I always try to cook with ingredients already on hand, and this grilled cheese is a result of that. Using leftovers and items I needed to get rid of, I whipped up this cheesy and delectable grilled cheese. The caramelized onions stole the show, but the truffled fried potatoes came in a strong second. Of course, the gooey Gruyere cheese played its part, too!

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It’s been a long two weeks. I’m still recovering from a serious gum surgery, but am finally starting to feel human again. My diet for the past two weeks has consisted of frozen yogurt, protein shakes and Ramen…and all I want is a cheeseburger!!

I couldn’t bear to eat another bowl of Maruchan Ramen, so I decided to try eating mac & cheese. Granted, I was only able to eat the noodles and cheese sauce, but the rest of my family enjoyed the pasta with the mushrooms, peas and chicken. Everyone gave the dish two thumbs up!

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Disregard those New Year’s resolutions–just for one meal. I promise it’ll be worth it. Though this dish is a bit heavier than most meals I cook, it was absolutely delicious. The prominent earthy flavor of the mushrooms in the sauce complimented the slight tartness of the lemon juice. The chicken was even better served atop a bed of brown rice, as the rice soaked up the creamy sauce. I’ll get back to eating healthier next week. :)

Hope everyone enjoys the long weekend ahead. I plan on laying low and staying in LA, after last weekend’s Vegas trip for my dad’s birthday.

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Vegas with the family for my dad’s birthday!

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It’s finally starting to feel like fall–there’s even a chance of rain this week. Hard to believe, but let’s hope it stays that way. Maybe I should have saved the chili for this week.

Ever since my parents bought me the Mustards Grill cookbook in Napa, I’ve wanted to make these mushroom toasts. Since I didn’t have all the ingredients, I tweaked the recipe a bit, but the flavor was still fantastic. These would be great for a fall dinner party.

I’m taking advantage of eating these now, as come Wednesday I can’t–dental surgery, ick. So, I’ll be eating a lot of frozen yogurt and soup for the next couple weeks!

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