What’s for Dessert? Croutons!

Awhile back I reviewed Food52 Mighty Salads. Flipping through the book I found quite a few recipes to try including a tomato pasta salad, a crab and corncake salad and a tomato cucumber salad with lamb kebabs.  At the very end of the book, snuck in on the last page (those sneaky Food52ers) I found…

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Jest Jammin’ (Strawberry Lime Jam)

From my weekly trip to the Farmer’s Market I once again came home with way too many strawberries…I should have bought one basket but noooo..I went bonkers and bought a HALF FLAT of strawberries.  That’s 6 baskets of strawberries between the two of us. Which means it’s JAM TIME.  I pulled up the recipe for…

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Strawberry Squared (Strawberry Bread)

The problem with going to the Farmer’s Markets is I end up with way more than we will be able to finish.  As I walk through the market everything looks so delicious and smells so good. The aroma of sun ripened fruit is intoxicating, the variety of greens and tomatoes are mind boggling, every where…

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Not Your Mama’s Graham Crackers

For as long as I can remember, I have loved graham crackers.  I can still picture myself as a kindergartener fidgeting in my chair, hands clasped on my lap (trying to look angelic of course), waiting for snack time, a carton of milk and graham crackers.  I was a dipper, I would break my cracker in half, dip…

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Yes, Biscuits Again!

The NYT recipe for spicy pork shoulder made quite a bit so to keep things fresh and interesting (the classic leftover dilemma), we looked for different ways to enjoy our Instant Pot Pulled Pork.  We quickly discovered all that pure porky goodness goes well with just about anything.  Like…BISCUITS.  I pulled out Bon Appetit’s recipe, BA’s BEST Buttermilk Biscuit,…

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Here, There, Everywhere…Pumpkin

Everywhere I turn I am reminded that Fall is upon us.  Shorter days, cooler nights, falling leaves blanketing the ground….and pumpkin in EVERYTHING!  Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bars, cake, cookies, cheesecake, pancakes…auuugh!  It is endless.  But as much as the pumpkin onslaught has tempered my enthusiasm for all things pumpkin I still find myself wanting…

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Review: Martha Stewart’s Vegetables

Early adopter.  That’s how I would describe myself when it comes to Martha Stewart.  Years ago I invested in a copy of Entertaining the book that put her on the map.  In a tiny apartment, on a student’s budget, I dreamed of hosting a Hawaiian luau or an elegant holiday soiree’. Ok, never did the luau or…

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Beyond Stupid Easy, Quick Strawberry Jam

I still haven’t made that transition to feeding two instead of five.  This is no more evident than when I go to the farmer’s market.  Going to my favorite vendor I linger over baskets of beautiful, ripe strawberries.   I pop one in my mouth, hmmmm yum, they taste as good as they look.  Okay,…

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Summer Shortcakes

Whaaat!  Summer is over?  Are you kidding? Noooooooo.  My only consolation, apple season is just around the corner. Invariably I will walk out one day soon and notice the color changes and the slight chill in the air.  There is an orange hue to the sunshine of a fall day different from the unrelenting bright hot…

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The Perfect Pancake

I got home from rowing the other morning and spied our stainless steel mixing bowl sitting on the counter.  Hmm….looks like Wes made pancakes for breakfast.  There was just enough batter left in the bowl for one good size pancake.   The griddle was still on the stove so I turned the flame on, higher than I should…

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A Darty for Lucky (Pumpkin Bread)

I bet you are wondering about 2 things right now.  What is a “darty” and whats with the picture of pumpkin bread and dog biscuits.  Hmmm…..Am I right? The answers begin with our dog Sammy receiving an invitation to a darty, a doggy day party for his buddy Lucky’s birthday.  Yes, even our dog has a social…

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National Donut Day!

Happy National Donut Day!  Also known as just an excuse to have something sugary and yummy.  I’m guessing this is pretty much the food version of a Hallmark created holiday to boost card sales but I’m ok with that.  I pulled out my donut hole pan and made those poser donuts “Donut Hole Muffins”. I…

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