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Has it really been a week?

Has it really been a week?

| November 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

Sigh. Sometimes, life is just too busy for me to cook. With Halloween in the middle of the week, my work schedule was . . . hectic. Wednesday is a major day for me, so to have to leave early makes it tricky to get everything done. Which stinks. Majorly. But I have a cauliflower, […]

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Dark Days: Two Local Meals

Dark Days: Two Local Meals

| October 29, 2007 | 2 Comments

As I opened the window to write this, I realized that we truly are entering the dark days of winter. It’s nearly 7 a.m. and the sun has yet to light up the night sky, let alone peak above the treeline. I was spoiled (or perhaps not so) by the summer when the sun was […]

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Dark Days Eat Local Challenge

Dark Days Eat Local Challenge

| October 27, 2007 | 1 Comment

You might have noticed the little button in my sidebar for the Dark Days Eat Local Challenge. The challenge, which I joined earlier last week, is to cook one meal a week using 90 percent local ingredients. Local is defined by a 200 mile radius.   Sound easy? Well, there is a reason it’s called […]

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A Comedy of Errors: Making Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

A Comedy of Errors: Making Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

| October 16, 2007 | 3 Comments

I’ve had my eye on the chocolate chip coffee cake that Madeline wrote about a few weeks back. It sounded so good. And although I HATE sour cream with a passion, I decided to give it a try on Sunday. The few recipes that have caught my eye on Everything Rachael Ray have been really […]

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The End of an Era

The End of an Era

| October 15, 2007 | 3 Comments

There are some moments in life that hit us by surprise. Sometimes those moments are as much a surprise to be a surprise too. Things will be going along all normal and then BOOM! everything changes. Okay, I am being a bit melodramatic. But this is serious. For as long as my husband and I […]

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Sundried Tomato Oregano Pasta

Sundried Tomato Oregano Pasta

| October 14, 2007 | 3 Comments

Happy birthday, Weekend Herb Blogging! Weekend Herb Blogging is celebrating its second birthday this weekend. Creator Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen has challenged bloggers to incorporate an herb and a veggie into a dish for this weekend’s roundup. I have to admit, mine doesn’t quite fit the bill though, since tomatoes are a fruit, not a […]

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Inspired

Inspired

| October 13, 2007 | 1 Comment

In checking out some sites across the blogosphere today, I was inspired. Yes, INSPIRED. Traveler’s Lunchbox had a great pictorial this week on creating homemade vanilla extract and suggested it would make a good holiday gift. Did I run right out to Williams-Sonoma and pay an arm and a leg for some vanilla beans? NO! […]

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Cucina Bella, Meet Bella Cucina

Cucina Bella, Meet Bella Cucina

| October 8, 2007 | 1 Comment

Considering that one of the most frequent hits to this blog early on was “Bella Cucina,” I know there is a company by that name out there. But I had never run across their store or wares … until now. Honestly, I wasn’t even sure what they sold. But then a close friend gave me […]

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Apple Primer and French Apple Pie

Apple Primer and French Apple Pie

| October 7, 2007 | 2 Comments

Apples, apples, apples. My apple supply from my recent picking binge is finally dwindling. PHEW! I am hoping to get a bit more out of it this week and then all the apple cooking in my house will be over for the winter. Ever wonder what apples are good for specific purposes? Here’s a primer: […]

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10 Minute Tortellini and Tomatoes

10 Minute Tortellini and Tomatoes

| October 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

Okay, I am not one to promote products on here. Really, it’s not my thing. But sometimes when enough good things fall into your lap, you have to talk about it. I’ve been fortunately lately to be invited to join three BzzAgent campaigns — Listerine White Strips (try ‘em, they work), TV Guide (wow, that’s […]

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