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Alcapurria for a New Year

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Welcome to 2017! Last year was a fun blogging year for Strudel and I.  By continuing our monthly themed posts that we started in 2015, we are continuing to try new recipes and enjoy sharing them with all of you. In 2016, … Continue reading

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Homemade Butter

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I was having coffee with my friend Cristy yesterday and trying to figure out what to make next for the blog.  When I was lamenting about what homemade item I could make next, she immediately asked if I had ever made … Continue reading

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Homemade Ricotta + Zucchini Stuffed with Ricotta + Ricotta Dip

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 For this month’s theme, I’d originally planned on making a different recipe, and was trying to figure out when I’d have time to do it. I was getting stressed realizing how limited my time was this week… which, you know, is … Continue reading

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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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