Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Chardonnay Crackers

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  I have been chompin’ at the bit to use the Chardonnay Grape Seed Flour I bought at KAF’s online store.  I had high hopes that this flour would make a standard cracker recipe taste amazing!

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Marquise on Meringue

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The May 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Emma of CookCraftGrow and Jenny of Purple House Dirt. They chose to challenge everyone to make a Chocolate Marquise. The inspiration for this recipe comes from a dessert they prepared at … Continue reading

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Maui

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We *finally* made it to our vacation! It got a little hairy at the end (every time I find myself running through the airport, shouting at people to move or I’ll miss my fight, I wonder how I turned into … Continue reading

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A little something about cakes…and an experiment!

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A friend of mine, Tima, got married at the courthouse last week.   Although she wanted to keep it simple…   Every bride needs a wedding cake.

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Cheesy Creamy Cauliflower

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I love cauliflower. More importantly, my daughter loves cauliflower. This recipe is a win-win!

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Spring Veggie Quiche

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I’m still practicing at creating main-course egg dishes that aren’t too egg-y, but are delicious. This was my last attempt. I’m also trying to avoid my usual (tasty) reliance on a certain amount of fats. See, the pickle is that … Continue reading

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Got Stretchy Pictures?

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Well, it took me a month to figure this out but better late than never I suppose…

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Limoncello Cupcakes

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Limoncello is the perfect aperitif for this time of year.   The flowers are blooming…  

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Mushroom and Leek Beggar’s Purses

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pretty, right?! What you see above you is totally company food. Here’s why: a) it looks fancy pants-y a) you can make it while drinking copious amounts of wine (weeee!) b) it won’t you away from your company for long … Continue reading

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Cheers

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  Do you know how hard it is to take a picture of some fine bubbly champagne?

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