Author Archives: malorieleigh

Cooking & Boys 101

Every year my school does Winterim for the first two weeks of school after Christmas Break. The kids have 1 class each morning, and one class each afternoon. Some classes are academic, some involve life skills, and some are just … Continue reading

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Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Who doesn’t love Spinach and Artichoke dip? When I worked at Applebee’s, it was one of the more popular appetizers. I love it too, but I had never made it until this cooking class. We made a few small adjustments … Continue reading

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Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Salsa… such a great snack. One that so many people (including my husband) love. I don’t love it. I have an issue with chunky foods. It’s a personal problem. I do, however, like Corn & Black bean salsa.  I think … Continue reading

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Fried (but really baked) Chicken

The girls were very excited to find a fried chicken recipe. They didn’t realize until the next day that the recipe actually called for it to be baked… way less fun. But I like to improvise… so we did both. … Continue reading

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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

On the very first day of class, the girls flipped through several cookbooks to find things they wanted to learn how to make. Their very first choice was this Chicken Pot Pie. It was easy and tasted great. We made a … Continue reading

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Potato Soup

We have been working with comfort food. Last Friday was cold, and we were tired and droopy from our first full week back at school. It was definitely the best day for soup. And the soup was wonderful. It was … Continue reading

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Only the Best Potato Salad Ever!

I’ve never been a great lover of potato salad.  I mean… it’s potatoes, eggs, and mayo, what could possibly be special about it, right?  It probably didn’t help that I have pretty much zero memory of my mother ever making … Continue reading

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