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Sourdough Crackers

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As much as I try not to love crackers, I just can’t help myself.  The problem with crackers… I can mindlessly eat about 2000 before my stomach screams, “STOP”! I typically don’t repost a recipe from another blogger unless I can tweak it … Continue reading

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Salmon Crackers with Herb Spread

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 In the spirit of collaboration (and handily coinciding with Strudel and Streusel’s Happy Hour month), my good pal Stephanie has triumphantly returned to blogging in the most glorious of ways – with a wine tasting! And when you’re testing four different wines … Continue reading

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Tequila Cookie Balls

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This week I thought I would put the alcohol in the Happy Hour treat!  Last Christmas my friend Cristy bestowed upon me the wonderful gift of Booze Balls!  Some had rum, some brandy and other’s had bourbon.  They were little … Continue reading

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Sweet and Savory Puff Pastry Bites

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Strudel and I decided we wanted to give something a whirl… have a monthly theme! You may have noticed a theme last month.  I’m excited because Strudel had the brilliant idea of making March Happy Hour Month!  As Spring approaches, I … Continue reading

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Nutty Grain Salad

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Who feels like baking right now?  None of us!  I have really been into making new and different salads this summer; Chinese Chicken, Black Bean Quinoa, etc.  My latest experiment was recreating my absolutely favorite salad at Trader Joe’s, the … Continue reading

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Li’l Summer Cakes

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I got inspiration for these cute little cakes from the June 2013 issue of Bon Appetit and their Little Apricot Cake recipe.   Their recipe – butter, chicken eggs, lemon zest! My version – lots of goat cheese, a duck egg, no … Continue reading

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Palmiers

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Feel like a little Palm Tree or Elephant Ear?  Who doesn’t!  Did you think I would share Cheese Straws with you and not the quintessential puff pastry creation?  Of course not, you are my friends. So come on over.  Sit.  Eat … Continue reading

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Cheese Straws with Homemade Puff Pastry

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At my final French Pastry Class at Cook Street this weekend, I learned how to make cream puffs, eclairs and all kinds of wonderful things with homemade puff pastry.  We made Palmiers, Pesto Palmiers and Cheese Straws.  I took pictures … Continue reading

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Beer Cheese Bread

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What could be better for watching the Super Bowl tomorrow but some Beer Cheese Bread!   I was inspired by this pizza crust recipe and decided to adapt it to a foccacia-type bread.   You may remember me recently talking about … Continue reading

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Li’l Italian Butter Knots

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Yippee!  In 4 days I will be boarding a plane for my dream vacation – Italy.  Florence, Rome, Naples… Here I Come!!! You may remember from this post that I have always wanted to go to Italy.  Even better I … Continue reading

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