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Strawberries and Cream Whole Wheat Crepes

Strawberries and Cream Whole Wheat Crepes

| June 27, 2009 | 5 Comments

Earlier this week, I mentioned that my birthday was coming. Thank you to everyone who left nice birthday wishes on that post — they made me smile big! Today is the big day, so the kids and I are taking it easy. Shawn will be home later and we will go to my parents’ house […]

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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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Lime and Coconut Muffins

Lime and Coconut Muffins

| May 19, 2009 | 7 Comments

I’ve been going crazy with zests and fresh citrus in my cooking lately. It’s just imparts such vibrant flavor. Whatever it is that you are making becomes more alive with the simple addition of little scrapes of peels. Really, it’s hard to believe that I was so resistant to using zest until recently. And why? […]

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Kid-Friendly Breakfast Blueberry Cake Recipe

Kid-Friendly Breakfast Blueberry Cake Recipe

| April 29, 2009 | 4 Comments

These last few days of warm weather have been absolutely blissful. We’ve eaten nearly every meal outside, playing before and after on the swings. The kids love every second of it. Heck, so do I. But it is a little hard to believe that it’s only April. I keep waiting for the weather to turn […]

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Caramelized Bananas for French Toast

Caramelized Bananas for French Toast

| April 23, 2009 | 7 Comments

If banana trees could talk, they would express fear at the mere mention of Will and Paige. My kids can put down those distinctive yellow fruits like nobody’s business. Nearly every morning, once Paige is changed and revving to go, she runs to the kitchen with an outstretched hand. Is the cute gesture a sign […]

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Smoked Salmon, Dill and Goat Cheese Frittata

Smoked Salmon, Dill and Goat Cheese Frittata

| April 22, 2009 | 7 Comments

Salty smoked salmon, bright fresh dill and creamy goat cheese combine to make an unforgettable Smoked Salmon, Dill and Goat Cheese Frittata. Some days, I write and write and write. I think Sunday was one of those days. But today, I just want to share a delicious recipe with you. On Easter, I wanted a […]

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Easy Broccoli Quiche

Easy Broccoli Quiche

| March 25, 2009 | 11 Comments

It has taken me years – years -  to get to a point where I consistently make the effort to eat breakfast. The morning meal and I have just never been bosom buds. In the mornings, I am not really that into cooking. I just to burn everything I tried to cook before noontime (fortunately, […]

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Ultimate Cheddar Biscuits

Ultimate Cheddar Biscuits

| February 3, 2009 | 2 Comments

Things change. People change. A friend said that to me years ago, and it’s incredibly true. We spend our lives growing and changing and adapting. Developing cooking skills is a lot like growing up. You start off uncertain and overcompensating and try to find your niche. It’s a lot of trial and error, often with […]

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Blueberry and White Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes

Blueberry and White Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes

| February 1, 2009 | 7 Comments

It’s been a great big pancake fest in our house over the past few days. After Paige got sick last week, Will caught a touch of sickness too … but then they both snapped out of it, all they wanted was copious amounts of ultra-fluffy, sweet, delectable pancakes. My pancakes. The special pancakes that Will […]

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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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