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Slow-Cooker BBQ Joint Beef Brisket Recipe

Slow-Cooker BBQ Joint Beef Brisket Recipe

| October 14, 2009 | 8 Comments

Making food from scratch is one of those things that I take pride in. Pancakes? We have ‘em at least once a week, always from scratch. Biscuits? When I get the hankering I turn to a great recipe that I found on The Perfect Pantry. Cookies? Always from scratch. Macaroni and cheese? Usually from scratch. […]

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Q&A With Melissa Murphy

Q&A With Melissa Murphy

| March 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

When I saw the cover of Sweet Melissa Baking Book, my mouth watered. The confectioner’s sugar topped dessert looked too good to be true. And when I later read the book (during my breaks at work), I was intrigued. I love author Melissa Murphy’s style. Her brief tidbits with each recipe really make the book […]

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My 2008 New Years Resolutions

My 2008 New Years Resolutions

| January 1, 2008 | 1 Comment

Happy New Year! Do you make resolutions? I do. Every year. I don’t necessarily keep them every year though. Wish I could say that I did, but honestly like most people I fall away from the resolutions after a few weeks or months. But this year is different. My resolutions are grounded in things that […]

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A taste of ‘ino

A taste of ‘ino

| July 31, 2007 | 3 Comments

For a friend’s birthday several years ago, she wanted to try out a little West Village Italian Wine Bar known for it’s bruscettas, tramezzinnis, and paninis called ‘ino. The tiny restaurant doesn’t allow reservations and, as a result, we had a long wait to get in. I hate long waits anywhere, and this was no […]

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In My Library: THE BEST PIZZA IS MADE AT HOME

In My Library: THE BEST PIZZA IS MADE AT HOME

| December 16, 2006 | 1 Comment

My husband and I love to make pizza at home. We’ve been doing it for years, since we were dating. At one point when we were dating we wanted to try whole wheat pizza dough but couldn’t find any premade to try. Enter The Best Pizza Is Made At Home. Of course, I made it […]

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Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

| December 10, 2006 | 1 Comment

I received The Good Home Cookbook in the mail a few days ago after Andy of Spittoon Extra fame alerted me to these babies being given away to good homes so long as they got honestly written about. Honesty? That’s my specialty! First off, I was totally shocked by the size of this cookbook. It’s […]

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In My Library: VEGETARIAN PASTA COOKBOOK

In My Library: VEGETARIAN PASTA COOKBOOK

| December 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

Once upon a time, I was a vegetarian. In fact, I was a vegetarian for a number of years (7 or 8, if memory serves me). I bought and poured over dozens of vegetarian cookbooks during that time, looking for innovative recipes that didn’t call for tofu. I am not particularly fond of tofu. The […]

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In My Library: BETTY CROCKER’S COOKBOOK

In My Library: BETTY CROCKER’S COOKBOOK

| December 7, 2006 | 0 Comments

Everyone who cooks has a book that they consider their go-to, their trusted tome, their bible of cooking . . . for me, that is Betty Crocker’s Cookbook (note: the link goes to the latest edition, not the one I have since it’s several years old). My copy of this cookbook is dog-eared from usage […]

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In My Library: COOKING WITH FRIENDS

In My Library: COOKING WITH FRIENDS

| December 4, 2006 | 0 Comments

I got a little nostalgic yesterday while driving home from Christmas shopping with my son and ended up driving by the house I lived in for much of my life. I also passed by, on the way, some of the many places I used to go to with my family and schools I attended. It’s […]

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In My Library . . .

In My Library . . .

| December 2, 2006 | 2 Comments

I love books. All kinds of books. Teen angst dramas, crime thrillers, classics, travel books, parenting books . . . but especially, especially cookbooks. And while I typically don’t cook often from cookbooks, I love to read them for tips, trends and ideas. The photo above is my cookbook library . . . there actually […]

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