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Slow-Cooker Dulce de Leche

September 6, 2012
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Way back in March, I had the pleasure of discovering the fabulous blog Life and Kitchen through my participation in the Secret Recipe Club. Lindsay made it incredibly hard to choose just one recipe to make that month. I’ve now become a regular reader of her blog and thought I would share with you one […]

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Citrus Churros ~ #FirstOnTheFirst

June 1, 2012

During most of my high school years, I was awkward. Really awkward  I had gigantic, round glasses that made me look some sort of bug with large eyes. I was a complete dork. I wasn’t fashionable although in my own head, I thought my “patterned vests” look was pretty sweet. I had my small group […]

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Apricot-Sage Cookies

May 10, 2012

Sage is one of my all-time favorite herbs. Usually the first thing I think when I smell sage is a roasted chicken or a big tray of stuffing. Oh and then there were those incredible sage goat cheese ebelskivers!! Don’t even get me started on those. Ridiculously good! But I also love when I get […]

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Vanilla Fleur de Sel Caramels

May 3, 2012

I am on SUCH a salted caramel kick! It all started with the discovery of these incredible salted honey caramels that I got in a recent Foodzie box. Then Mike stumbled across Haagen-Dazs Salted Caramel Truffle ice cream… Oh. My. Goodness! From there this addiction has just been spiraling completely out of control. With that […]

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“Peanut Butter” & Jelly Pie ~ Improv Challenge

April 19, 2012

This month for Improv Challenge our two ingredients were peanut butter and jelly. An all around classic combination for sure.  I can remember as a kid unwrapping aluminum foil at school lunch time to find a peanut butter sandwich with grape jelly. Peanut butter is one of my very favorite things ever! Unfortunately, these days there […]

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April Showers ~ Sugar Cookies Decorated With Royal Icing for #FirstOnTheFirst

April 1, 2012

This month for First On The First, we’re trying our hand at cookie decorating!! This may very well be my new favorite hobby. I’ve always admired and appreciated the talent and patience it must take to decorate cookies. The intricate designs that I’ve seen just amaze me and I’ve always wanted to take a class […]

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Cheddar Walnut Sables ~ #BakeTogether

March 22, 2012

This month for #BakeTogether Abby gave us a savory selection. The challenge was to make your own adaptation of her Spicy Parmesan Sables. Challenge accepted! I love sables although I’ve only ever had the sweet version, some of the best ever being made by the very talented hands of Dorie Greenspan herself. But I’ve never […]

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Honey Citrus Olive Oil Muffins with Toasted Almonds

March 19, 2012

These days I can say that I’m no stranger to baking with olive oil but up until last summer I had never had the pleasure before. I fell in love with that spicy, fragrant and ridiculously moist cake. Then Anuradha gave us an olive oil muffin assignment back in the Fall that only made me […]

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Tropical Trio Muffins ~ #MuffinMonday

March 12, 2012

Not that we’ve even really had much of a winter here in New Jersey, but I’m ready for Spring. I don’t think I’ve even used my winter coat more than once. But even with the mild winter, I’m so ready for warm, sunny days and taking the girls to the park. Now that Molly is […]

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Potato Chip Cookies

March 9, 2012

Come on, admit it … when you saw the title of this post you probably thought “What??” and were more than just a little curious. I know when I saw these cookies in a recent issue of Cuisine At Home I was intrigued the moment I saw the title. Potatoes aren’t generally a common ingredient […]

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Hazelnut Muffins Two Ways ~ #MuffinMonday

March 5, 2012

This week for Muffin Monday I have hazelnut muffins for you! These muffins have hazelnut meal in the batter which lends such a nice hint of nutty flavor to them. The sound of hazelnut muffins alone was appealing to me as I read this assignment but these two little muffins hide a sweet secret inside. Oh […]

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Mocha Chocolate Eclairs ~ #FirstOnTheFirst

March 1, 2012

Chocolate eclairs are one of those things that make my mouth salivate as I gaze longing at them through the glass of the bakery case. That light, airy dough filled with creamy vanilla custard and topped with rich chocolate. Surely, this isn’t something I could make at home. Or is it? This month for First […]

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Tart Cherry Mini Pockets with Goat Cheese

February 28, 2012

Over at Kitchen Play for this month’s Progressive Party, they’re celebrating National Cherry Month with the Cherry Marketing Institute. Cherries are one of my very favorite fruits so when I saw that I had to get in on the party. According to the Cherry Marketing Institute’s site, “Research has linked tart cherries to anti-inflammatory benefits, reduced […]

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Apple Pie Oatmeal ~ Secret Recipe Club

February 27, 2012

This month for The Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned the blog Angel’s Homestead. On her site you will find a ton of information! Not only will you find some delicious, good old fashion home cookin’ type recipes you will also learn about meal planning as well as how to be more frugal. Also, as […]

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Grapefruit Tart

February 23, 2012
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To be honest, I am not a grapefruit lover however each and every year, without fail about this time of the year, I’m the recipient of a rather large box of grapefruits as well as oranges. I always scoff down the oranges with rabid appeal. In fact, you saw some of those oranges go to […]

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