2010-2011

Happy New Year!  As I write this I’ve alreayd run a 5k (with a horrible time, but I did it), had a leisure brunch with 2 good friends, and am now watching the Gators, who seem to have forgotten how to play football, at least for the first quarter. As I look back on 2010, […]

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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake (2010.18)

Semi-homemade dessert/brunch/breakfast. This is good – but to me it tastes just like a normal cake – in a different shape. It should be good with the amount of eggs in it. The chocolate isn’t overwhelming (I didn’t put the glaze on it – it probably would be too sweet). Even though it didn’t come […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars (2010.17)

Best thing I’ve cooked (new) all month. Great way to end April! We are having Joy Prom at Church tonight and these are for the hundreds of volunteers we will have: Makes 16 – not healthy at all (but very yummy) 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 1/2 cup creamy pb (I used skippy, not […]

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Couscous Chicken Salad with Vegetables (2010.16)

I really like couscous and I like chicken and I like vegetables. Thought this would be good. That’s about it – it was good. Here you go: This is from Easy Summer Meals (Cooking Light) 1 1/2 cup water 1 T evoo 3/4 tsp salt 1 cup couscous (uncooked) 1 yellow pepper, diced 1/2 finely […]

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Strawberry Oat Bars – 2010.15

I thought this recipe was going to be better than what it turned out to be: oh, well. I liked the jam – although it made it sticky. And I liked the dough before it was baked. But, it turned out dry. Oh, well. Here you go (because I even put fails up here). Ok […]

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Two Bean Italian Soup (2010.14)

Does a recipe ever surprise you? This was my question when I tasted this soup this afternoon – shortly after it perfumed my apartment with wonderful smelling-ness! BHG’s February 2008 magazine gave me this Tuscan Bean Soup. I only made 2 alterations to it. And, it is very yummy. I could drink the broth by […]

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Baked Grits – 2010.13

My Dad is from the South and he loves grits. So, when I knew he was staying for a few days to help me get settled here in Raleigh, I knew I wanted to make this recipe. I halved the recipe and glad I did because their serving sizes are huge! This was rich, creamy, […]

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Chocolate Orange Pecan Brownies (2010.12)

Bon Appetit redeems itself with this week’s recipe. And aren’t I glad?!There is a bakery/coffee shop/cafe in Montana that this recipe comes from (definitely would warrant a trip to Bozeman, MT), and these are delicious cake like on the top, fudgy in the middle, brownies with a hint of orange (I would like more).These made […]

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Wizenberg's Blueberry Oat Scones – (FAIL) 2010.11

I hate having failures. These weren’t even worth their weight of flour I used!I changed my mind from the lemon blueberry cheesecake bars to Molly Wizenberg’s Blueberry Oat Scones in Bon Appetit.. These turned out more like blue pancakes. I used blackberries instead of blueberries but everything else I followed the recipe to a tea. […]

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Lumberjack Hash – 2010.10

I had everything I needed for this in my fridge/freezer – which is good because I’m trying to clean it out (it is slowly working, I promise)This was good, I changed it a little bit – but it still needed more salt I think (I didn’t put in extra in b/c of the saltiness of […]

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