Disappearing Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Rice Treats

Tom arrived home from a 12 hour work day with his partner right behind him.  Both guys were exhausted and hungry from spending the day walking through hills and searching the sky for birds.  As they headed into the kitchen to clean up Tom spotted a plate of Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Rice Treats cut…

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Thanksgiving Cranberry Upside Down Cake

It is a miracle this cake made it.  I started baking early in the afternoon, just after lunch.  First the butter and brown sugar were brought to a rich and creamy dark brown in my cast iron pan.  Cranberries were cooked in orange juice until they popped out of their skins.  The cake batter called…

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No Bake Chocolate Tart for a Happy Husband

While rolling out the dough for this tart my husband called from work for our ritual lunchtime chat.  I could tell right away that he was not in the brightest mood.  As I rubbed flour across the rolling pin and began to flatten the round of dough on the table he vented his frustrations about…

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Peanut Butter Cookies

I tend to associate my friends and family with a recipe they have once cooked for me.  One friend is forever tied to an amazing layered ice cream cake she made for a party.  Another will never escape the delicious chunky spaghetti sauce she made one night we came over.  My mom will always be…

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Pear, Honey and Ginger Slab Pie

When I was a teenager, the crisp cool weather of October meant my sister and I were on apple and pear duty.  Our job was to pick the pears, apples, and apple-pears off the trees in the orchard before the birds or our fruit-eating dogs got to them first.  We loved picking bird pecked apples…

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Practicing with the Harvest

Yesterday I made myself a new prop for photographing food.  I love using layers of white so I made myself a faux white bread board.  I used scrap 1/4 inch plywood and cut it into a rough cheese/bread board shape.  I sanded the edges and gave it a nice coat of watered down white paint…

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Beginnings

I have been thinking about this food blog thing for a long time.  I am not new to the blogosphere.  I have been writing a crafting blog called Elemental Stitches for the last 5 years.  Over time I noticed my crafting blog became half crafting, half food.  It had somehow morphed into two blogs fighting…

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