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Whole Wheat Applesauce Graham Muffins with Streusel Topping Recipe

Whole Wheat Applesauce Graham Muffins with Streusel Topping Recipe

| January 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

It’s not unusual for breakfast in my house to be buttered cinnamon raisin toast and a banana or yogurt. Most days during the week, I like to keep things really, really simple. The kids have school, I have work … we just don’t have time to fuss with complicated breakfasts. But sometimes I like to […]

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Summer Salads: Recipes for Homemade Croutons

Summer Salads: Recipes for Homemade Croutons

| July 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

One of the great joys of summer is salad made with local greens. It’s vibrant, green and refreshing. It tastes of cool breezes on hot days and warm paperback pages read on a sunny porch. It’s something that you really start to appreciate the older you get … Today, the kids and I scored a […]

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Extra Easy Cheese Croutons

Extra Easy Cheese Croutons

| June 8, 2009 | 3 Comments

Today started out as one of those ethereal days where the sky is impossibly blue and the clouds are a fluffy jungle kingdom. You just want to be outside on a day like today, and we made sure to spend a lot of time outdoors. The kids and I rose later than usual, which is […]

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Banana-Stuffed French Toast

Banana-Stuffed French Toast

| May 24, 2009 | 4 Comments

As I type this, thunder is roaring outside my office window and ominous clouds are dumping rain everywhere. It sounds vicious outside, the kind of rolling booms that make you want to curl up under a favorite quilt and huddle until it passes. Meanwhile, less than 20 minutes ago, I was outside planting and watching […]

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Bread Machine Olive Oil Bread

Bread Machine Olive Oil Bread

| January 15, 2009 | 10 Comments

Earlier this month, my cousin hosted a luncheon for her sister to celebrate her soon-to-be-born second child. It was a nice, small gathering of family and a few close friends. My cousin put together a great spread of veggie sandwiches, chicken clubs and egg salad sandwiches, along with several delicious salads and desserts. But the […]

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Cranberry Coffee Cake

Cranberry Coffee Cake

| December 24, 2008 | 4 Comments

Leftover cranberry sauce makes this Cranberry Coffee Cake a sweet-tart masterpiece. Enjoy a slice for breakfast after the holidays. Christmas is two days away. My presents aren’t wrapped, my house isn’t clean enough yet. I have scores of baking left to do too. It’s going to be a frantic Wednesday, I will tell you that […]

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Extra Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Extra Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Bean Glaze

| September 24, 2008 | 2 Comments

NOTE: Updated with new photos and slight edit on the recipe on 5/2/2011 I am not apologizing for this. I thought I would come on here and tell you how I rarely use prepared anything. And then I would discuss how I love starting our meals from fresh, whole ingredients and seeing then mix and […]

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Homemade Garlic Croutons

Homemade Garlic Croutons

| July 10, 2008 | 4 Comments

  “Hun, are you done with this bread?” That’s the kind of thing that Shawn might say to me while the leftover, slightly stale bread dangles inches from the trash heap . . . but not any longer. He’s now an official homemade crouton convert. I buy bread at the farmer’s market here every weekend. […]

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The Best Garlic Bread EVER

The Best Garlic Bread EVER

| April 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

It’s taken me WEEKS to get this post up. See, I made some garlic bread on the fly one night. It came out perfectly. I wrote down the recipe. The problem? I didn’t take a photo. So, I made it again. However, I got distracted and burned the heck out of it. We ate it […]

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Deep Dish Pizza Dough

Deep Dish Pizza Dough

| June 12, 2006 | 6 Comments

I was having a craving for deep dish pizza last week and decided to try making it at home. I’ve made thin crust pizza dough a few times before by hand, but have never made deep dish or used my Breadman to create the dough. I decided to do both this time. Using the Breadman […]

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