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One Cupcake, Two Ways to Dress it Up

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Salted Caramel Affogatos: A Recipe for Coffee Floats

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With the approach of Winter, longer nights, and cooler temps, my mind turns to warm and elegant desserts. What sounds more elegant than serving Salted Caramel Affogatos? Affogato is just a fancy word for coffee float. A traditionally Italian version would, of course, feature gelato, but regular ice cream can work just as well. The […]

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Operation Pomegranate Jelly 1.1: Using Bottled Juice

Operation Pomegranate Jelly

Awhile back I shared my preparations for Operation Pomegranate Jelly. I ended up making two batches — one with bottled juice and one with freshly squeezed juice. It was an experiment of sorts. A delicious one. I largely took my guidance for water bath canning from Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving. It’s also available […]

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Super Side Dishes

As the winter and holiday season approaches, we’re going to be seeing more sales on roasts and whole birds. My kids, self-proclaimed meat-atarians, love this. But, I can’t afford to let them fill up on meat, nor is it that good for them. Having tasty side dishes with a variety of textures, colors, and flavors […]

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Meal Planning for the Week of Nov 6th

November meal plan

This is a snapshot of my month’s meal plan. It stays magnetized to my fridge door so that I always know what’s on the menu. As you saw last week, these are pretty straightforward meal plans. They are also very subject to change. I pulled a few switcheroos this week, accommodating for meats that failed […]

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Grocery Geeking Out: TP, and Coffee, and Oranges – Oh My!

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It appears that as soon as I decide I’m gonna get back into “deal shopping” and try to rebuild a stockpile, that these sales magically come out of the woodwork that weren’t there before. I have a hard time keeping myself away. My shopping this week involved some basics to accommodate my week’s meal plan as […]

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Using Pinterest for Tasty Inspiration

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A few months ago I signed up for a Pinterest account. I had no idea what I was doing. And since I typically fail to read directions, chances were that I wouldn’t ever really know what I was doing. But, it was fun and slowly I figured out how things worked. It’s proven to be […]

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Mom’s Relish Tray

Mom's relish tray

A relish tray is a great dish to add to the appetizer or dinner table. My mom’s recipe is super simple with veggies, olives, and pickles. Holiday appetizers can get so complicated. We fool ourselves into thinking that we need to make a big froofroo spread before the bigger froofroo spread we call Thanksgiving dinner. […]

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Sauteed Corn with Fresh Thyme

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When I started this produce box gig, I quickly realized that Wednesday (delivery day) is the day that I have to process everything. Whatever can be frozen gets cooked and/or packaged for freezing that day. We don’t want no blackened basil around here. I also realized what my grandmothers before me had realized: stockpiling nature’s […]

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Cookbook Review: A Feast of Soups

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This is one of my favorite cookbooks. Yes, really. It doesn’t look like anything special, does it? It looks like something you’d find at the Goodwill, doesn’t it? Or your gramma’s basement. We got it for a wedding gift with a large soup ladle. That’s my kind of gift! But, A Feast of Soups is […]

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