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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Buttery Garlic Asiago Crescents

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Buttery Garlic Asiago Crescents

| November 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

When I arrived at my children’s school yesterday for a parent-teacher conference, the teacher’s aide from my daughter’s class was waiting in the hallway to give the teacher something. She’s a kind woman, closer to my mother’s age than my own, who bears a striking resemblance to my friend Elayne who passed last year. I […]

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Whole Wheat Blueberry Bread

Whole Wheat Blueberry Bread

| September 7, 2012 | 9 Comments

  Who loves blueberries? We do! Blueberries are so good for you, filled with antioxidants, so my family has them regularly. When eating blueberries, I love those big, round sweet ones plucked fresh from bushes that are best in the heat of the summer when they are fresh. If they aren’t sweet, they just don’t […]

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Banana Toffee Muffins

Banana Toffee Muffins

| July 2, 2012 | 6 Comments

Happiness is a warm muffin on a Sunday morning. It’s curling up in a chair with a good book and relaxing while you enjoy it. And, for the home cook, it’s seeing people go back for seconds, eagerly licking their sticky fingers after devouring your freshly baked muffins. These Banana Toffee Muffins are happiness inducing. […]

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Chocolate Banana Marble Bread

Chocolate Banana Marble Bread

“Will, Will! We’re having that bread Mommy gave us yesterday for breakfast with strawberries!” Paige chirped to her brother after sneaking a peek at the counter where I was preparing breakfast. There were smiles and dashes for the table. Then the “mmms …” I don’t think I will ever tire of hearing Will say, “Mommy, […]

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Garlic Tomato Crostini with Ricotta

Garlic Tomato Crostini with Ricotta

| April 25, 2012 | 6 Comments

Poor ricotta cheese. It’s usually made with the leftover whey from making other cheeses but is rarely a destination food unto itself. Really, ricotta cheese is highly underrated and underutilized. Generally left to tango with marinara in baked ziti or spread on lasagna noodles all whipped up with egg and Parmesan or sweetened and piped […]

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Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

| January 30, 2012 | 12 Comments

Sweet, tender and sure to impress, Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones are surprisingly quick and easy to make. This might just be my favorite scone recipe ever. It’s everything a good scone should be — subtle, but flavorful. Perfect with coffee or tea. And totally memorable. Scones unfairly get a bad rap, I think. It’s […]

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Cinnamon-Sugar Coffee Cake, A Vintage Recipe

Cinnamon-Sugar Coffee Cake, A Vintage Recipe

| January 20, 2012 | 9 Comments

Coffee cake is one of those things. It’s comforting and familiar and perfect for breakfast. This one, made from a recipe from the 1930s, has a dense crumb and an irresistible buttery cinnamon sugar topping. No, it’s not that impossibly fluffy and almost-dessert-sweet coffee cake from the grocery store. But it doesn’t want to be. […]

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Slow Cooker Beef and Veggie Stew

Slow Cooker Beef and Veggie Stew

| January 6, 2012 | 5 Comments

When you plan your meals ahead of time, the evening goes much smoother. It becomes simpler to just finish up whatever you need to (work, laundry, whatever) and then move into a speedy dinner prep. Unfortunately, I fell back into bad habits recently and wasn’t planning dinners. Heck, I wasn’t even thinking about dinner … […]

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Double Chocolate Coconut Biscotti

Double Chocolate Coconut Biscotti

| December 20, 2011 | 4 Comments

Right now, I am sitting in a Starbucks, sipping a Venti Nonfat Peppermint White Mocha and praying I can finish this blog post and hit publish in the next six minutes — before I have to dash out of here and head back to get my daughter from ballet so we can head to my […]

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Maple Corn Muffins

Maple Corn Muffins

| December 7, 2011 | 4 Comments

It’s a muffin! It’s a corn muffin! It’s a maple corn muffin! And it’s amazing. Filled with maple-y goodness, these easy muffins aren’t overly sweet, which makes them so versatile. You can enjoy them warm with a pat of butter (my favorite way!) for breakfast or a snack. Who doesn’t love butter? They are tender […]

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