Recipes by Pestle Mortar (Page 4)

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Thin Mint Cookies

Thin Mint Cookies by Pestle Mortar

Thin Mint CookiesMarch 11, 2010by HeatherBack in the day when I was a Girl Scout (Troop 348! Holla! Or was it 346?), we were expected to go from door-to-door peddling our thin mints and Samoas. I would don my green skirt, green and white striped shirt and green sash with all of my badges and head to my mom’s office after school,…

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Spinach Pesto

Spinach Pesto by Pestle Mortar

Spinach PestoMarch 5, 2010by HeatherAfter the food debauchery of last week, I needed a total detox from all things heavy, buttery, sauce-laden and sugary. So, basically anything that tastes good. I had a wonderful time eating my way through this magnificent city–and would do it again in an artery clogged heartbeat–but I decided to…

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Shrimp Scampi and Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Shrimp Scampi and Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin by Pestle Mortar

Shrimp Scampi and Slow Roasted Beef TenderloinFebruary 17, 2010by HeatherLast week a few friends and I decided to take a cooking class at the Chopping Block, because one friend had gotten a gift certificate that she swore she was just using as a coaster and the rest of us really had nothing better to do on a random Monday night in…

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Holiday Cookies

Holiday Cookies by Pestle Mortar

Sugar Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies, Vanilla Cream Filling. Oh my!December 18, 2009by HeatherA few years ago I got it into my head that I really wanted to bake cookies and other treats for all of my friends rather than just buy a piece of jewelry and be another shopper falling for the commercialism of Christmas. I went to the…

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes by Pestle Mortar

Red Velvet CupcakesFebruary 10, 2010by HeatherAfter the baking extravaganza of last week, I really considered letting Valentine’s Day come and go without any baked goods, but really, I couldn’t pass up a chance to make red velvet cupcakes and since the recipe is easy enough for any random Wednesday, the upcoming Hallmark holiday…

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes by Pestle Mortar

A little Valentine's Day treat! courtesy of Paula Deen via

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Devil's Food Cake

Devil's Food Cake by Pestle Mortar

A very easy and incredibly delicious devil's food cake. This super moist cake with a creamy and intensely chocolate frosting will make you forget all about cake mixes!

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Quinoa Pudding

Quinoa Pudding by Pestle Mortar

A sweet and creamy play on rice pudding. It can be eaten for dessert or as a wholesome and hearty breakfast.

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Devil’s Food Cake

Devil’s Food Cake by Pestle Mortar

Devil’s Food CakeFebruary 3, 2010by HeatherI’m tempted to just give you the recipe and say Happy Wednesday because, sweet baby Buddha, it is hard updating this blog when people are expecting me to do actual work and for some reason telling stories about food doesn’t count. But since Procrastination and I have started up again, here…

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Food Challenge #3: Kala’s Quinoa Pudding

Food Challenge #3: Kala’s Quinoa Pudding by Pestle Mortar

Food Challenge #3: Kala’s Quinoa PuddingJanuary 13, 2010by HeatherLast week, one of my closest and dearest friends, Kala, sent me a food challenge. I point out that she is one of my closest and dearest friends—we have known each other since we were 11—because when she told me that she wanted me to help her find a tasty way to make…

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