Brazilian Lemonade

August 9, 2008
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I’ve been blessed to have my whole family (except for my brother) visiting us over the past two weeks. When my mom and sister first arrived, they told me I HAD to make this strange and wonderful drink they had

Bella and Edward’s Red Velvet Cake

August 3, 2008
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My Twilight Obsessed Friend (TOF) Margaret threw a much-anticipated party for the release of Breaking Dawn, the last book following the story of Bella Swan and her undead paramour, Edward Cullen. In honor of the Twilight Saga, I decided to

The Sun’ll Come Out Tamale

July 24, 2008
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I’m so glad I’m friends with Tannya. I have a lot of kitchen gadgets, but if there is something truly weird and obscure that I want to use, I know Tannya will have it. Like this crazy dim sum steamer.Where

Creamy Garden Pasta

July 18, 2008
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This is delicious served with a fresh salad and hot french bread. I used broccoli, carrots, and peas because that’s what I had on hand, but it would be equally good with zucchini, asparagus, squash, etc. Creamy Garden Pasta1 lb.

Pesto Pizzas

July 8, 2008
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After a whole week of eating heavy holiday foods, I wanted something that felt lighter. These pizzas were quick, easy, and tasted like summer. Magnifico! Pesto Pizzas Dough:1 cup warm water2 1/2 tsp yeast3 1/4 cups flour1 tsp salt1 tsp

Mint Chip Cookie

July 8, 2008
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I wanted something sweet the other night, but didn’t want to fuss in the kitchen for hours. So, I whipped out a devil’s food cake mix and some Andes Mint baking chips I found at Walmart (even though I hate

Holidays are for Eating

July 4, 2008
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I love holidays because they give me a great excuse to put a lot of effort into the food I serve my family. No casseroles. No boxed-mixes. Just lots of time in the kitchen without anyone wondering “Why all the

Tag…I’m IT

July 3, 2008
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Not in a million years did I think I’d get tagged! Bunny from Bunny’s Warm Oven tagged me. Here are the rules: #1. Link to the person who tagged you. #2. Post the rules on your blog. #3. Write six

Prettiest Homemade Bread Ever

June 27, 2008
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Sorry to anyone actually checking this blog. I just started it today, so there’s isn’t anything interesting on it…yet. But, I did take this rather nice picture (if I do say so myself) of some bread my husband made a