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Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake with Toasted Walnut Buttercream

September 17, 2012
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Ah! The circle of life. Last week we experienced a loss in our household. The good news is that it wasn’t a person or a pet. It wasn’t even a plant. It was a treadmill. My treadmill. My BELOVED treadmill. Allow me a moment to compose myself before continuing. I really loved that treadmill. In.. read more →

Wild Huckleberry Crisp Ice Cream

August 22, 2012
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If I had to sum up the summer of 2012 in one word, that word would be……… Pie.   I’ll bet that you thought I was going to say “Lochte,” didn’t you?  Jeah…………..no. Mini pies to be exact.  Hand held pies.  Pie pops. Sweet and savory turnovers. Empanadas. And lots and lots of crust.  .. read more →

English Summer Berry Puddings

July 8, 2012
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I hope that everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July and that the wrath of Mother Nature subsided a little bit so that you could enjoy the holiday.  What’s with her lately anyhow?  Horrible fires in the west.  Power outages and extreme heat in the east.  She’s been in a consistently bad mood.. read more →

Blue Cheese and Walnut Biscuits with Bacon Date Jam

June 25, 2012
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Sometimes I get very jealous of Ina Garten. No, I’m not saying that I long for a closet full of blue denim shirts — nobody should even try to rock those like the Barefoot Contessa.  My envy derives from her massive and beautiful gardens, which are located behind her even more massive and beautiful Hamptons.. read more →

Homemade Twix Bars

June 11, 2012
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I have an odd habit when it comes to eating.  O.K., I actually have several odd habits when it comes to eating (i.e. snacking on frozen peas), but with this post in mind, I have one quirk in particular. I like to deconstruct my food. I don’t mean “deconstruct” in a super fancy-pants Top Cheffy.. read more →