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Cooking Challenge Day 4 recipes: Egg in a hole, banana in a sandwich, and lasagne

Today's the day to have foods served inside other foods! Eggs inside toast, bananas inside buns, and cheese and spinach inside layers of noodles! Forgive me for the lunch "recipe" — Thursdays are busy days and I'm on the go all day long, so I needed a quick lunch that would be easy to take with me. Plus, I've always wanted to try Ariel's Pee-Wee Herman-approved banana dog. ("Viral banana dog" is a great band name, btw.)

Remember our April patron Jackie? She shared with me her easy go-to lasagne recipe for din-din.

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Cooking Challenge Day 2 recipes: Brunch frittata and taco salad Tuesday!

I have a feeling that making this frittata is going to take me FOREVER, and it's going to be too big for just one Megan to eat on my own for breakfast. So we're going to make this recipe a two-fer: breakfast and lunch. Then, since it's Tuesday — the day the lord hath made for tacos — Jessica gave us her recipe for a meatless taco salad. Of course, feel free to use real meat, it'll taste just as delicious!

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How to enjoy a perfectly mixed hot beverage without using a stirrer

As a former barista, little strikes me as more wasteful than the gigantic piles of coffee straws, stir sticks, and spoons that reliably accompany every warm beverage display. Many coffee and tea drinkers don't realize that by simply rearranging the order in which one mixes a drink, it's possible to never need a stirrer and still enjoy a perfectly mixed cup o' whatever. It's all in the swirl!