Lauren Zietsman

Author's details

Name: Lauren Zietsman
Date registered: September 23, 2011

Biography

Welcome! I'm a 20-something pediatric physical therapist living in Rochester, cooking my way through love with a handsome man and two awesome cats.

Latest posts

  1. The Bears Den (A Trip to the Catskills) — October 15, 2014
  2. Sriracha (HOT! Chili Sauce) — October 2, 2014
  3. Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage — September 27, 2014
  4. Best Chocolate Chip Cookies — September 13, 2014
  5. Tres Leches Cake (Happy Birthday, Dad!) — September 6, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Spiced Apple Butter (Crock Pot) — 40 comments
  2. Cascal Giveaway — 36 comments
  3. Chicken Paprikash and Nokedli — 35 comments
  4. Double Chocolate Whole-Wheat Muffins — 32 comments
  5. Goodbye, and I Love You — 32 comments

Author's posts listings

The Bears Den (A Trip to the Catskills)

View from our cabin deck

Fritz and I took off last weekend to go to a cabin in the Catskills with his sister, Eber, and her boyfriend, Jake. It was just the perfect weekend away. We had piles of droewors and biltong (South African preserved meats, kinda like beef jerky but 23923x better), too many bottles of wine (well, is there such …

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Sriracha (HOT! Chili Sauce)

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Well, it’s definitely my favorite season in the beautiful city of Rochester.  The trees are changing color and dropping leaves so the leaf blowers are hard at work, it’s getting dark around 7:00 (already!?), and I’ve already made an apple pie and ramped up my hot beverage consumption drastically (though still not a pumpkin spice …

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Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage

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I’ve posted this recipe on the blog before (you can see it here, if you are positive you want to brave horribly edited and strangely close-up photos), but since that was January of 2011, I figured it was about time for an update–both the recipe and the pictures.  Plus some cats? I actually managed to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/09/27/hungarian-stuffed-cabbage-2/

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Trader Joe's Coffee

There’s probably at least six million chocolate chip cookie recipes out there that claim to be the best, so when my sister called me and told me that she’s found “the one“, it was pretty easy to just smile and nod and agree to try them eventually.  A few weeks later I found myself craving …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/09/13/best-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Tres Leches Cake (Happy Birthday, Dad!)

Lili walking

Yeah, so my dad’s birthday was a little over a month ago (and I made this cake a month ago).  But the recipe is worth sharing, so I thought I’d dig up my old pictures and bring it back! This is my dad: You will often see him like this, since he’s the other unofficial …

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A Family Visit

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I know I’ve been totally MIA in the last few days (okay, weeks).  I’m on summer vacation, and that means that I took a trip across the country to visit my sister, brother-in-law, see my incredibly adorable niece and meet my brand-new baby nephew for the first time. It was so, so wonderful. I ate …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/08/31/a-family-visit/

Summer Vegetable Minestrone Soup

She literally yawned while a needle was stabbing her repeatedly in the thigh.

I pronounced the name of this soup as “min-a-strone-ey” for my entire life, until one day I saw it written down and then pronounced differently by a waiter (“min-a-strone”), and now it’s just a blind mental panic when I have to say it aloud until I just go with one or the other.  I’m pretty …

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Library Love

Henry is judging my beachy read choices for this week.  Don't you do it too.

Those of you who know me in real life know that I love the library.  It is, and has been for my entire life, my number one resource for books, movies, and magazines (in that order).  I go to the library once a week to restock–and sometimes pay my overdue fines (which I like to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/08/07/library-love/

Classic Pesto

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I know you guys are probably sick of me posting recipes of vegetables that are uncooked. I also know that I just posted a recipe for this garlic scape pesto a few weeks ago, so it’s hardly necessary to have another pesto recipe on here, but I do have my reasons. I had a bunch of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/08/01/classic-pesto/

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Public Market Haul

I’ve always said I’m not a big fan of salad, but what I really mean by that is that I’m not a big fan of lettuce.  It just starts to taste kind of gross to me after a few bites, unless it’s a heartier green like kale (massaged kale salad: thumbs up), or really baby …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/07/26/cucumber-tomato-salad/

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