Autumn + Baby Shower = Heaven!

October 11, 2008

My dear friend Marcelle is expecting a baby next month, and I had the honor and pleasure of throwing a baby shower for her this weekend. Now, spring may seem like the ideal time for a baby shower: soft colors,

Salute to Summer S’more Brownies

September 14, 2008

I’ve updated this recipe and improved it (in my opinion, anyway!).  Click HERE for the updated version! We went to the coast over labor day weekend and randomly decided to by a chimenea at a pottery shack on the side

Eclairs Redux

August 31, 2008
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As soon as I get my Daring Bakers challenges, I immediately start thinking of ways I can play with the recipe to make it different and still delicious. The recipe we were given specifically stated that you could freeze the

Not-So-Authentic Swedish Meat Pies

August 27, 2008
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You’re probably thinking right off the bat, “Hey, that’s the Norwegian flag. What gives?” Well, here’s the whole story. First, one of the most popular foods at the annual Junction City Scandinavian Festival is the Swedish Meat Pie. If you

Blackberry Oatmeal Muffins

August 23, 2008
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**Our camera broke before I could upload the pictures of these. So, you’ll just have to take my word for it: they were delicious. If you need further proof, just ask my husband; he hasn’t stopped talking about them since

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

August 17, 2008
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Blueberries are not my favorite berry, but I can’t resist the u-pick farms all around our house, and this is blueberry season. I dragged my darling children to a little fruit farm on the hottest day of the year and