March 2011

buttermilk cornbread

Cornbread. When it’s bad, it’s bad. Dry and flavorless, or too cakey and sweet. But when it’s good.. it is so good. That said, when I have chili, I always want cornbread. I’m not sure why that is. Maybe it’s like gestalt. You know, “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts”… like […]

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rainy day chili

Winter has been overstaying its welcome. And I’m tired of it. With a string of day upon day of gray and rainy, I have had it. I wanted a piping hot bowl of comfort. But not if I have to work for it. Cause you know… I’m lazy. And somewhere in the midst of that […]

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useful stuff

I love to see new ways to solve (what should be) simple problems. This is one reason I like Real Simple. Still, what usually happens is I read how to use aluminum foil to scrub your glass bakeware, for example, and think “Hey, that’s a good idea.”. Only to forget all about it when I […]

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easy cupcake stand (aka 200 cupcakes, part 3)

So far we have baked and frosted 200 cupcakes while keeping our cool, stored them overnight and got them to the venue, and now we are going to show them off. Cupcakes can entice nearly anyone into their presence like the Sirens luring sailors to their doom. Without any special displays or fancy decorations. So […]

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200 cupcakes, part 2

So you’ve got 200 cupcakes piled up in your kitchen, now what do you do?

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a different perspective

I haven’t forgotten about part 2 of the cupcake saga (I promise I’ll post that soon), but this morning I had something else on my mind so please bear with me… I spent the weekend in a coaching class and learned a lot about the power of choice. We choose how to look at things. […]

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