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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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Strawberries and Cream Pancakes

Strawberries and Cream Pancakes

| May 29, 2012 | 7 Comments

Light, fluffy buttermilk pancakes are stacked with fresh homemade whipped cream and sliced strawberries to create these Strawberries and Cream Pancakes. Strawberry season is beginning here in Connecticut this week. The pick-your-own farm that we go to every year is opening for the first time since last summer and I am giddy with excitement. Since […]

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Three Cheese Almost Rolled Omelet with Tomatoes

Three Cheese Almost Rolled Omelet with Tomatoes

| May 15, 2012 | 7 Comments

It’s the dark days I remember most from when I was Paige’s age. The ones like today where the house would take on a greyness, as if the angry rain clouds outside were threatening to burst into our warm, dry home. Sometimes we’d put on a light, and the yellow pall it cast was awkward […]

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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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Red Pepper and Scallion Mini Frittatas

Red Pepper and Scallion Mini Frittatas

| April 16, 2012 | 14 Comments

When I opened the door to let the dogs out early this morning, I was smacked with chilly air. Not winter cold, but brisk enough to send me retreating to the comfort of the couch farthest from my open living room windows. I wrapped my fuzzy green blanket around me and started reading. Against the […]

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Special Occasion Overnight Creme Brulee French Toast

Special Occasion Overnight Creme Brulee French Toast

| April 9, 2012 | 17 Comments

A relative walked into my kitchen yesterday, wishing happy Easter and greeting the kids and I. She carried a platter of caprese salad, setting it down on my kitchen island. I could feel her eyes scanning the counter tops, looking … hoping. But there was nothing yet to see, with dishes tucked into the fridge […]

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Delicate Ham and Cheddar Omelet

Delicate Ham and Cheddar Omelet

| April 3, 2012 | 5 Comments

Confession: I was kind of picky as a child. I’m not anymore, but when I was young, my list of things that I wouldn’t eat was extensive, including whole cuisines and categories of food. It’s a wonder anyone put up with me. But even when I was young, really good cooking could sway me to […]

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Whole Grain Toast with Mashed Avocado and An Egg

Whole Grain Toast with Mashed Avocado and An Egg

| March 26, 2012 | 11 Comments

Some times I catch myself saying things I don’t really mean. Like “No, you finish the last bite of the ooey-gooey delicious dessert, I’m fine” or “Sure! Lasagna sounds great!” But the times that just shock me are when I find myself mechanically saying something I said as a child that’s no longer true like […]

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Chilled Tropical Smoothie

Chilled Tropical Smoothie

| March 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Lately, I have gotten really into smoothies and juices. Not in a juice-fasting or cleansing sort of way, but in a supplementing all the water I drink way. It’s nice to have something other than coffee and water once in awhile, and juices and smoothies are much better for you than soda. Plus they taste […]

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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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