Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2011: Pistachio Shortbread Rounds

As soon as I heard about the Food Blogger Cookie Swap hosted by Lindsay and Taylor of Love and Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen I was all over it.  I signed up just in time too!  The cookies we have been getting this week have been phenomenal and I want to send…

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Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Bread

  The kitchen is too quiet.  Normally making dinner involves a coordinated shuffle of bodies in the 3 ft x 6 ft space I can call my kitchen.  Tom switching between the sink and the fridge, me between the fridge and the stove.  We can barely fit two people in there at once, but the…

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Afternoon Rituals and Strawberry Cake

  He first appeared on the corner in March with a tower of boxes & bags.  Mangoes and oranges.  Now, every afternoon I see him peddling his fruit, the most beautiful sunny smile on his tanned face.  He is a popular guy.  People look for him on their way home from work, while walking their…

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Oven Fries

This photo was sort of an accident.  I was trying to photograph some oven fries and got completely frustrated.  I gave up on them.  I didn’t like my perspective.  I didn’t like the light.  And I didn’t like how much my stomach was growling.  So I climbed off my chair and headed inside to grab…

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Back on Track Granola

I stepped onto the scale for a bi-weekly weigh in. Oh crap. Do my eyes deceive me? Is it true? I groan and step off. “Tom, somehow I gained ten pounds in the last few weeks!” Tom smiles and crosses the room to hug me from behind. We both look into the bathroom mirror. “You…

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Pull Apart Cinnamon Bread

This bread was incredible and gone in under 15 minutes. Recipe I used: Joy the Baker Other recipes like this one… Annie’s Eats La Mia Vita Shop Cook Make The Eclectic Girl Or new twists. Lemon Blueberry Pull Apart Bread from Le Petit Brioche Marbled Pull Apart with Orange Sugar from CaffeIna Lemon Scented Pull…

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Asparagus and Gruyere Tart

Its early Spring 2021.  I am in the veggie garden of my new home, a blue and white Victorian that has been my dream home since childhood.  Tom and I saved up for years to buy it, but the reality of it hasn’t sunk in yet.  That this home is ours.  I thought it would…

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Giant Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monday morning felt calm.  Perhaps it was because the sun was shining again after a week of rain and the wind was finally silent.  Sparrows chirped quietly in the trees happy for the warmth of the sun, but still sleepy from the long cool night.  Maybe it was because I didn’t need to take my…

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Salted Caramels

When I told Tom I wanted to try making caramels his first response was typical of many non cooks. “Why would you want to make them when you can buy a bag from the store.  Why don’t I just pick some up today?” I couldn’t answer his question.  Why did I want to make caramels…

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