Hearty Breakfast Cupcakes

Hearty Breakfast Cupcakes

Here’s the thing about feeding families….it’s filled with good intentions and constant marketing. We all intend to feed our families healthy food. We all intend to cook more at home. We don’t intend to feed them take-out pizza three nights in a row, but sometimes that happens. We’re busy. They’re busy. No one has much […]

Nutty Granola and Oatmeal Cookies: Similar Ingredients…Completely Different Results

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“Yeah, yeah…I know…I’ve heard this speech before,” my daughter said to me in a tone dripping with teenager attitude. Frustrated I fired back at her, “And that’s exactly the kind of attitude that won’t help out your cause.” She pursed her lips and rolled her eyes. I left the room and headed toward the stairs.Passing […]

A Provincial Sort of Apple Cake

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I kept seeing it everywhere. This recipe for, “Dorie Greenspan’s Apple Cake.” Always referred to as a 4-word title. There it was in our local paper, tied to her book review on Amazon.com, traveling the virtual airways by Twitter, Facebook, Blogs. Hard bound and in print on page 432 of her new cookbook, Around My […]

A Humble Yet Decadent Homemade Granola

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The older kids are off to school and the house holds just the 4-year old and myself. I look at my To-Do list…at least 143 items long. Where do I even begin? I hadn’t taken the time on Monday to organize the list into more manageable bits and now here it is mid-week…”sigh.” My mind […]

Inspired by a Salad of Golden Yellow Beets and Brilliant Green Arugula

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My appointed date in the “Blog-It Forward Mashup” has arrived at which time I am to share with the world what it is that inspires me. Thank you ever so much to the infinitely kind and talented, Victoria Smith, of the alway inspiring blog, sfgirlbybay, for organizing all 300 of us. The darling artist, Ariel, […]

A Simple Salad & The Sound of Silence

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  The boxes have been put away. The vacuum has been run. The cheery red of the holidays has been replaced with winter whites. Linen. The poinsettias with bare branches. (Well, actually I didn’t have any poinsettias but I like the way that sounds. Don’t you?) The children are back at school and the only […]

Banana Bread with Chocolate and Walnuts

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“Will you walk into my parlor?” said the Spider to the Fly, “’Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy.” The Spider and the Fly, by Tony DiTerlizzi and Mary Howitt I sit here at the dining room table my desk. I am wearing a down vest and flip-flops. My feet are cold. […]