January 2009

chocolate zinfandel cupcake

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I think I am a little late to the party to actually enter the Iron Cupcake challenge for January (since I just decided today that I would try it out and did not request to be admitted to the group until just now… and the deadline for entry is tomorrow at noon Central time). BUT […]

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Brownie Roundup

Work has been a tad on the crazy side so my oven has been quiet (maybe this is a good thing? It makes the ‘eat fewer sweets’ easier anyway). This unfortunately means I have no new pictures of desserts fresh from my oven. Instead I’ve decided to do a quick roundup of the brownies I’ve […]

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French women eat yogurt

A couple of years ago, while reading French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano, I was inspired to buy a yogurt maker. I started to make my own yogurt using 2% organic milk. And I was hooked. I couldn’t eat store-bought sugary yogurt any more. Well, not back then anyway. Then the work-and-stress-blah-blah-excuses started […]

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Going green: my new lunch bag and cloth napkins for the boys

I’ve been making small changes over the last year or 2 to “be greener”. And at Resolution Time, I thought about what I could do this year to continue to green my life. Last year I converted almost completely to reusable shopping bags. The endless supply of plastic bags that I used to hoard under […]

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How much do you spend eating out?

I saw this graph in an article on treehugger. They have a poll asking what you think the graph will look like in 5 years. It’s an interesting question. The graph isn’t that surprising to me really, but it is sad. Our moms and grandmothers (and dads and granddads, so as not to be sexist) […]

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Filled cupcakes! Finally :)

I bought the Wilton Cupcake decorating kit about a month ago. And I’ve been anxious to try it, but I have not had an opportunity between Christmas cookies and candies, work, and other projects… Until today. I’ve had it in my mind that I wanted chocolate filled with marshmallow. So that’s what I made:

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Sweet potatoes for breakfast?

While I did want to bake this morning (specifically, scones or biscuits), I did not have the required amount of butter to make either. I could have substituted shortening for all of the butter but I really prefer some butter in my biscuit dough. I also could have made pancakes but decided instead to have […]

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