Monday’s Muffin: Maple Muffins with Maple Butter

February 28, 2011

In a perfect world, I would wake up rested and refreshed every morning, run a few miles and get back home in time to shower and prepare a wonderful sit down breakfast with my family before I made gourmet lunches for everyone and took my youngest child to school with all of his homework and […]

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From the Recipe Box: Cinnamon Blondies

February 27, 2011

There are times when I want something slightly sweet, but not chocolate. I know it is a rare occurrence, but occasionally it happens. I found myself recently standing in the kitchen, wanting to cook, but not really knowing what I wanted to bake. I remembered a blondie that I had made years earlier that was […]

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A Fire and A Recipe – Fireman’s Nachos

February 23, 2011

This blog about all things pertaining to the kitchen occasionally takes a detour and touches on a story outside of the kitchen, because there are just some stories that need to be told.  I have three children and it has been amazing to watch their journey into adulthood. How much of this did my husband […]

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Monday’s Muffin – Lemon Poppy Seed

February 21, 2011

I have decided to start a new Monday series on muffins.  Why Mondays and why muffins you ask? Well, Mondays in general need a bit more fanfare than they receive, I love muffins, and I have a weakness for alliteration. I just love how it rolls off the tongue – Monday’s Muffin.  Where this will […]

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From the Recipe Box: Warm Goat Cheese Salad

February 15, 2011

I am a lover of all things goat cheese. In a salad, on a cracker, in a meal – any way you want to serve it to me. Surprisingly, I didn’t always feel that way and it took me a while to acquire a taste for it. But once I jumped on the goat cheese […]

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From the Recipe Box: Salted Brownie Bites

February 10, 2011

I am one of those people that loves the whole sweet and salty in your mouth kind of goodness and I know I am in good company. I was recently looking for a small bite size chocolate dessert to incorporate into a dessert medley for my husband’s birthday dinner. He wanted buttermilk pie and while […]

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From the Recipe Box: Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

February 7, 2011

I was shopping one day recently and found these adorable little cupcake liners, and ever since then I have had cupcakes on the brain. I am always drawn into the fine art of packaging; it gets me every time. Once I saw these little cupcake liners, I knew I was making cupcakes and the sooner […]

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From the Recipe Box: Southern Oatmeal Cookies

January 27, 2011

I recently found this recipe tucked inside of an old cookbook. It was written on an index card in the deliberate handwriting of a young, but serious child – that would be me. The recipe was for my sister’s favorite cookies. I have two sisters. We don’t really look alike and our lives seem to […]

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From the Recipe Box: Soppressata & Cheese in Puff Pastry

January 23, 2011

I can’t believe it took me this long. What was I thinking? I just recently sat down and looked through Ina Garten’s new cookbook, How Easy Is That? I bought it last month at the height of the holiday frenzy and had set it aside meaning to look at it a bit later. Well, a […]

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From the Recipe Box: Olive Oil & Sea Salt Crackers

January 18, 2011

You know how it is when you have a particular food item that you just love to buy; it’s like your little treat.  Well, I used to buy these rustic hand-made olive oil and sea salt crackers at one of my frequented grocery stores. I loved these little crackers. Sometimes I would plan a whole […]

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