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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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Buttery, Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits

Buttery, Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits

| December 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

Biscuits didn’t make frequent appearances on our table when I was a child. No, we were more of a grocery store bakery Italian bread family — always purchased fresh that day with a crusty outside and a soft, airy inside. Since I wasn’t a fan of the crusty outside, I would tear out the insides […]

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Perfect Pumpkin Bread

Perfect Pumpkin Bread

| September 13, 2011 | 9 Comments

A quick and easy recipe for Perfect Pumpkin Bread. This is a must-try quick bread recipe. With Will and Paige back in school, our house dynamic is shifting again. It does at the start and end of every summer. And I love that subtle shift … it means that sometimes I am the only one […]

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Simple Blueberry Muffins

Simple Blueberry Muffins

| August 3, 2011 | 8 Comments

This simple blueberry muffin recipe is easy to whip up in the morning and will have everyone clamoring for more. Whenever my daughter and I walk by the bakery area of our local grocery store, she always says the same thing: “Mommy, can I have a muffin?” For someone who really isn’t into sweets (she […]

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Perfect Teacher Gift: Cinnamon Zucchini Bread Mini-Loaves

Perfect Teacher Gift: Cinnamon Zucchini Bread Mini-Loaves

| June 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

The end of school for this year is almost here and it’s really hard to believe. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was freaking out about catching the school bus, and adjusting to having two kids in school? Surely it was mere days ago that I was figuring out how to pack cool lunches for […]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a Jar

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a Jar

| May 18, 2011 | 15 Comments

A few weeks ago, Will spied a lone very ripe (ahem, brown) banana on our kitchen counter and declared that I should  make banana bread. He adores banana bread. And bananas, for that matter. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to whip up a batch then. Today I finally got around to baking some … in […]

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Roasted Leek and Garlic Spread (and a Fab Brunch Giveaway)

Roasted Leek and Garlic Spread (and a Fab Brunch Giveaway)

| May 13, 2011 | 53 Comments

When it comes to grocery shopping, I am a grocer’s dream. They might as well stamp a gigantic “Impulse Buyer!” stamp on my forehead and call it a day. Display cases of fresh breads and cheeses just call to me. The produce department’s bright and beautiful wares are always beckoning to me. And the butcher’s […]

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Bread Machine Country White Bread

Bread Machine Country White Bread

| May 5, 2011 | 3 Comments

Homemade bread is special. It’s like love in a loaf form. And making it regularly is something I have always wanted to do — but didn’t. Yet. With gas prices escalating, I have been looking for ways to trim our budget. One way I realized we could live more frugally? By breaking out the bread […]

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Sauteed Leeks on French Bread

Sauteed Leeks on French Bread

| January 25, 2011 | 6 Comments

Yesterday, I didn’t feel like eggs in the morning. Or oatmeal. Or cereal. Or anything vaguely resembling a “normal” breakfast. I just didn’t. It reminded me of my younger days when breakfast foods were persona non grata in my life. But I’ve made a concerted effort in recent years to eat breakfast because it’s good […]

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