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Fresh Fig Tart with Marmalade and Brie

Fresh Fig Tart with Marmalade and Brie

| September 30, 2011 | 3 Comments

Hey fig. Yeah you. Hey fig figgy fig fig fig. (Apologies to Nine Inch Nails. I just couldn’t help myself.) When my shipment of figs arrived last week, I quickly got to work eating, preparing and cooking them. Figs have a ridiculously short lifespan, so I had to while they were fresh. My first recipe […]

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Rich Chocolate Toffee Brownies

Rich Chocolate Toffee Brownies

| September 26, 2011 | 31 Comments

When I first started freelancing, Will was an infant — one who didn’t cry a lot but who was still vocal. Very vocal. Back then, I freelanced mostly for a local newspaper and my work required me to conduct phone interviews often with Will playing in a baby gym or Exersaucer nearby. Sometimes, I took […]

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Agnes’ Fudgy Brownies

Agnes’ Fudgy Brownies

| September 18, 2011 | 5 Comments

Oh, brownies … served warm or cold, with ice cream or not, they are such a super treat. These ones, from an old family recipe, are thin but super fudgy brownies with a light, crackly top. Heavenly! This recipe, called Agnes’ Brownies, is adapted very slightly from my handwritten and bound family cookbook. Agnes wasn’t […]

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Toasted Coconut, Caramel and Milk Chocolate Madeleines

Toasted Coconut, Caramel and Milk Chocolate Madeleines

| September 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

When it comes to desserts, my sweet tooth knows no bounds. It’s something that Will inherited from me. That little guy loves cookies, cakes … anything sweet. Paige, on the other hand, is less sweet-addicted. Sometimes she wants dessert, other times she simply says “No, thank you.” Now, offer her some fresh mozzarella and she’s […]

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The S’more, The Merrier: Oven S’mores Recipe

The S’more, The Merrier: Oven S’mores Recipe

| July 12, 2011 | 4 Comments

S’mores are summertime. They speak of summer camp, bonfires and roasting marshmallows on actual sticks (you know, the kind from the woods!). And when I think of them, I think about the rustic conditions of the summer camps I went to and loved. Making s’mores was the highlight of every summer camp experience of my […]

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Blueberry White Chocolate Cookies

Blueberry White Chocolate Cookies

| June 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

It seems like forever ago, but once upon a time my ability to cook was a well-kept secret. For that matter, so was this blog. But these days, everyone from my kids’ teachers to college acquaintances know about it. And hey, that’s ok with me. The more the merrier. But when people know you can […]

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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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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Popcorn

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Popcorn

| May 14, 2011 | 4 Comments

Popcorn is a Friday tradition on our house. It accompanies a special movie for the kids … our official end of the week ritual. Today, the flick was Curious George 2, which the kids loved as much as the original. Our popcorn is almost always the same: drizzle with melted butter and sprinkled with sea […]

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Bobby Flay’s Banana-Milk Chocolate Crackle Milkshakes (and a Giveaway!)

Bobby Flay’s Banana-Milk Chocolate Crackle Milkshakes (and a Giveaway!)

| May 5, 2011 | 38 Comments

Who likes milkshakes? This girl! While I have never been a fan of those triple thick, can’t get it up a straw, milkshakes (hello, tummy ache!), I am a huge fan of the slightly thinner, creamy, cold variety. And this year, I finally learned how to make ‘em. Thanks to Bobby Flay. Earlier this year, […]

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Deep, Dark Chocolate Cake in a Jar

Deep, Dark Chocolate Cake in a Jar

| April 28, 2011 | 4 Comments

I am obsessed. Seriously obsessed with desserts in jars. They are just so cute. Oh, and functional too. I mean, you could totally screw a top on a batch of Dark Chocolate Cake in a Jar and take it camping. Or on a picnic. Or to the beach. See? Totally useful and good. After my […]

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