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Whole Wheat Honey Spiced Apple Breakfast Bundtlettes

Do you react to danger, so to speak, after the danger has passed? Are you calm and collected until it is over, and that is when you break down or otherwise react? That’s me. I got the clean bill of health and “don’t come back” from the oncologist today, and somehow the entire day was just more exhausting than you would think. [keep reading to whet your appetite]


Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almonds and Zucchini

We are in sugar shock here right now. Not really, but close. Alex got a bee in her bonnet about the fact that she never got mousse for her birthday (I refer you to our birthday mousse tradition) but I needed to make cookies for Creative Cookie Exchange and then I also needed cake for Bundt Bakers (coming Thursday). And after taking 2 months off of serious blogging I was pretty determined to get back in the game so to speak. [keep reading to whet your appetite]


Thai Stir Fried Angel Hair Noodles with Ground Beef, (Chile or Bell) Peppers, Garlic and Basil

Apparently I have been all about the stir fried noodles this month, starting with the noodles in the peanut butter sauce. ¬†They just seem so easy. A friend of mine told me when she had comparable surgery¬†that she was cranky for a long time–well that definitely describes me. Cranky. Ergo, easy is good. [keep reading to whet your appetite]


Stewed Plum Swirled Bundt Cake or Cake of Wine Poached Plums; Review of Roast Lamb in the Olive Grove

August 10, 2014

This cake was delicious, but not at all what the author intended, ergo the two titles, one matching the pictures and one matching the recipe instructions. And honestly, because I am still tired and cranky from the surgery, I suspect the error was mostly mine. But I cannot wait any longer to tell you about […]

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Noodles and Veggies Stir Fried in an Asian Peanut Butter Sauce

August 4, 2014

Proof that the brain is a muscle like any other: since my surgery, i.e., since all these weeks of not really using my brain and just reading guilty pleasure regency romances (yes I admit it!), I have writer’s block. Maybe not big time true writer’s block, the way some long suffering novelist might get, but […]

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Blueberry Delight with Lemon Cream: Using Community Cookbooks

July 30, 2014

Bet you guys thought I forgot all about using those community cookbooks. I might have too, except I had already chosen the next one before I went in for the surgery. I picked it back up these past few days, determined to find a dessert to make. And came up with something truly original

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Farro and Corn Bowl with Indian Accented Veggies

July 26, 2014

I never got on the quinoa bandwagon. That is probably apparent to anyone who reads this blog regularly. I find it bitter, and even when rinsed enough to get rid of the bitterness, I then find it difficult to cook exactly the way I want it (not soggy or super soft). But this is not […]

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Vanilla Salted Browned Butter Rice Krispy Treats

July 23, 2014

I never make Rice Krispy Treats because I have no off button for them. Seriously, no self control whatsoever. So what made me think it was a good idea to step them up a notch with browned butter and vanilla salt I have no idea.

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Pineapple Kheema (Indian Ground Beef Curry) with Kale and Panch Phoron

July 16, 2014

This is the last of the dishes I made prior to my surgery–and I am at my parents and realized I forgot my laptop charger. !!! Panic ensues. Thank goodness I have a husband who never forgets his, and has promised me I can use his laptop. But for now I am typing against the […]

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