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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!)

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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Blueberry Teacake in a Jar

Blueberry Teacake in a Jar

| April 12, 2011 | 13 Comments

It’s a cake! In a jar! Desserts served in jars aren’t really something new. They’ve been long used by military families as a easy way to mail desserts to their family members overseas. Chefs in Chicago have done them (and elsewhere too, I’m sure). But I’ve just learned of them … and that you can […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Palmiers (aka Elephant Ears)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Palmiers (aka Elephant Ears)

| March 11, 2011 | 8 Comments

My kids surprise me sometimes. Choosing to eat things I never imagined they’d like (anchovies, for example), and then loving them. Begging for delicious, exotic foods. Polishing off a whole batch of palmier cookies. That last one? It happened last month when I was working on a recipe for palmiers for Tablespoon. Palmiers, which are […]

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Apple Berry Crumble

Apple Berry Crumble

| January 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

You never know when inspiration may strike. Today, it happened when I was checking up on a few blogs. Healthy Eating for Ordinary People had an amazing looking Whole Grain Fruit Crisp that reminded me of my Brown Butter Apple Crumble from this fall. Suddenly it was like a little bell went off in my […]

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Strawberry Shortcake … in January

Strawberry Shortcake … in January

| January 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

It’s a known fact in my family that strawberries are, and have always been, my favorite fruit. When I was little, I would dip them in powdered sugar, savoring every extra sweet bite. And my adventures in strawberry picking were always painted with sticky juice — all over me. Some things never change. My kids […]

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And, To All, A Good Night (And Reindeer Feed Chex Mix)

And, To All, A Good Night (And Reindeer Feed Chex Mix)

| December 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

Merry Christmas! It’s been a whirlwind few weeks of assignments, shopping and wrapping. I hit the mall late at night, and shopped early in the morning too. Several times. But somehow, I managed to get it all done. Now, all that’s left is to enjoy … and I can’t wait. For the first time in […]

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Holiday Party Hit: Peppermint Truffles

Holiday Party Hit: Peppermint Truffles

| December 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Every December, my family gets together for a holiday celebration. We eat and talk and laugh and watch our children enjoy each others company. Christmas is a magical time, and this holiday gathering is so special. It used to be held on Christmas Eve, but then it was moved to the weekend before Christmas to […]

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