Lauren Zietsman

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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. Best Chocolate Chip Cookies — September 13, 2014
  2. Tres Leches Cake (Happy Birthday, Dad!) — September 6, 2014
  3. A Family Visit — August 31, 2014
  4. Summer Vegetable Minestrone Soup — August 10, 2014
  5. Library Love — August 7, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Cascal Giveaway — 36 comments
  2. Chicken Paprikash and Nokedli — 33 comments
  3. Spiced Apple Butter (Crock Pot) — 33 comments
  4. Double Chocolate Whole-Wheat Muffins — 32 comments
  5. Goodbye, and I Love You — 32 comments

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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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/09/06/tres-leches-cake-happy-birthday-dad/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/08/10/summer-vegetable-minestrone-soup/

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

Classic Pesto 4

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/

How to Freeze Berries

Instagram, bitches.

I’ve been getting a little frustrated with my migraines lately.  I’ve had them for years (since I went to college), and they’ve just become a super annoying part of life.  Some doctors have been awesome in helping me manage/predict them, while others have done their absolute best to scare the heck out of me about having …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/07/22/how-to-freeze-berries/

Kohlrabi and Cabbage Slaw (No Mayo)

Purple Kohlrabi

This recipe is really just an idea, and not even an original one at that. Take sweet and smoky beef or pork barbecue, put it on a sandwich or corn tortilla, and top with a bright, vinegary coleslaw. The best thing about unoriginal ideas, though, is that they get changed up by convenience and by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2014/07/16/kohlrabi-and-cabbage-slaw-no-mayo/

Refrigerator Pickled Radishes

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I was going to put this at the end of my blog post, but I’ll put it up top since I really need to know.  I have a movie with Scarlett Johansson in it playing in the background right now.  Anyway, Scarlett makes me think of celebrity crushes (totally my woman crush), and I was ridiculed for …

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