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Toasted Coconut Scones with Mango Curd

August 15, 2013
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When I owned a bakery, the staff and I tried our best to remember the names of our regular customers, not only because it was good customer service to greet someone by name but because it facilitated back of the house communication when discussing a particular order. Sometimes, however, it was hard to figure out.. read more →

Chocolate Mint Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies

August 8, 2013
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I’m up in Jackson Hole, Wy again, this time for the entire month of August (an ideal month to skedaddle from the Las Vegas heat.)  Eric and I drove up with the dogs on Saturday, a drive that makes you realize just how big the state of Utah is.   On the positive side, I got a.. read more →

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pocket Pies with Whole Wheat Crusts

August 2, 2013
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I went to Target the other day–no breaking news there, since I go to Target every week (or multiple times per week.)  I don’t remember what I went there for, but let’s be honest, does it really matter?  I mean, who actually goes to Target and comes out with exactly and only (“only” being the key word here).. read more →

Savory Interlude: The Best Maple-Rum Baked Beans

July 29, 2013
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Those Junior Leaguers of Denver?  They really know their stuff when it comes to recipes. When I first started to really get into cooking, my reference materials consisted of the following: my mom’s cookbook collection or her hand-written recipe cards, which were neatly categorized–along with a few newspaper clipped recipes–in a plastic brown box.  We of.. read more →

Peach Pecan Ice Cream in Gingersnap Waffle Cones

July 24, 2013
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Well, I told you that I just might have one more peach recipe up my sleeve before I close out this series.  And wouldn’t ya know it??  I do. Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month?  It’s true.  On July 21, 1984, President Ronald Reagan recognized the popularity of ice cream in America by.. read more →