May 2009

hard-boiled eggs

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As a kid, I had a love-hate relationship with eggs.  I loved deviled eggs.  And egg salad.  I hated fried eggs. But not always.  I can distinctly remember a time in my early childhood when I would happily eat eggs with my pancakes and even dip the syrup-soaked bites into the runny yolk just like […]

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Happy Mother’s Day (and a roundup)

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For kissing the various boo-boos and ouchies For all of the wonderful flavors you introduced me to For pushing me to be my best For teaching me to be fearless in the kitchen For all of these things and so much more… Thank you, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there. […]

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Once upon a time, bathing suits meant fun times.

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Remember those days when the protruding belly was cute in your little pink two-piece? And having a little chub on your thighs was adorable? Sadly those days are long gone (for me at least). That’s me around age 3. I wasn’t very camera shy back then; in fact I was a bit of a ham. My how […]

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All signs point to pie

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And yet I am pieless. About a week ago, I finished reading American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) from America’s Back Roads by Pascale Le Draoulec.  From the first page through the last I craved pie.  How could I not? Riding along with Pascale through small town America sampling pie and talking about pie with […]

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Lady marmalade

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If someone gave you seven homegrown, fresh-picked grapefruit, what would you do?  Thank them of course, but after that?  If you were me, you would make marmalade.  Not because marmalade is your favorite jam-like substance.  Not because grapefruit is your favoritest citrus fruit.  No.  You would make marmalade because you’ve been obsessed over home-canning and […]

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My new addiction: granola

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I have been making a concerted effort to reduce my overall sugar (and butter) intake lately. But I still want to bake and I still want to have treats.  In other words, I want to fit into skinny jeans again without giving up everything.  But the volume of cupcakes, cookies and doughnuts coming out of […]

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Just a quickie (roundup, that is)

Hi there, how are you?  I’m pretty good.  It’s been a long week.  But you know what? It’s now officially the weekend.  Woot woot. This week’s roundup is just a quickie… in case you’ll be watching the Kentucky Derby this weekend you’ll want to have one of these in your hand: * The classic mint julep […]

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