The Evolution of a Baby Shower Dessert

August 16, 2008
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As I’ve already stated, I love any excuse to make food, and I especially love occasions that give me an excuse to try something new. And I’m fortunate to have a husband that thinks most things taste good and doesn’t

Tapas Anyone?

August 16, 2008
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The series of events that get us to a certain point can be really wacky sometimes. Take the following for example: My friend Margaret decided a long time ago to–at some point in the then future–throw a party themed around

Zucchini Bread, 2 ways

August 10, 2008
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I used to see the massive, 10-pound zucchinis people harvested from their garden and wonder how on earth they let them get that big! Now I know all you have to do is blink, and your tiny zucchini has morphed

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