Archive for the 'recipes' Category


Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Anyone who’s ever read even one post on this blog knows I have a sweet tooth. No matter how long I avoid all traces of sugar (I’m looking at you, Whole30), I always welcome it back with open arms at the earliest opportunity. I’ve been binging pretty heavily (for the new, marginally improved me, that […]

I Can Still Bake!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Yes, it’s been months. Nine long months during which I didn’t post a thing on this blog, despite the fact that I have indeed been baking. Sheer laziness. I’ve been eating paleo/primal since the beginning of the year; the main difference from my old life is that there are no grains and no processed sugar. […]

Crab Cakes, Marvelous Crab Cakes

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

So, a couple of months ago I bought a can of crabmeat at Trader Joe’s. I thought, “Hey, I’ll make crab cakes this week.” Then I put the can in the meat drawer of my refrigerator and forgot it existed. Thank heaven for modern methods of food processing. So, I found the can, and I […]

Bacon Cheese Pork Roulades

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

We went away a couple of weeks ago (yay Tim!), and right before we left Ben and I were at the library. (Stay with me; there’s a point.) Ben grabbed a book called Planet Barbecue!: 309 Recipes, 60 Countries by Steven Raichlen. I said, “Ben, we’re never going to use that.” And he said, “I […]

Pancakes! (And a Special Guest Blogger!)

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Ben did something cool this morning, and I made him write about it. I’m such a mean mom. Herewith, my second-born: I’m writing this post because this morning, I made pancakes. But not just any pancakes — special pancakes. They feel like popovers, but they aren’t. I made one with toasted coconut, the flavor of which […]

It’s Passover. And That Means …

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

I have an excuse to make this incredible stuff: Now, let’s be clear. I don’t like matzoh. I’ve never liked matzoh, even way back in the days when I was eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on it in the lunchroom of my elementary school (well, maybe especially then). And this year, thanks to our […]

Daring Bakers: Copycat Cookies, Sort Of

Monday, July 27th, 2009

The July Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network. We were unexpectedly invited to a July 4th barbecue at the house of some friends, and I thought, “Hey, what a great opportunity to make this […]

Daring Bakers: Bakewell Tart!

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

The June Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart… er… pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800′s in England. Bakewell tart is apparently a term applied to various confections, […]

Daring Bakers: Strudel, With Not an Apple in Sight

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The May Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Linda of make life sweeter! and Courtney of Coco Cooks. They chose Apple Strudel from the recipe book Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers. I wasn’t going to do apple, was I? I thought it was about time #2 […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Fresh Mango Bread

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

I’m a sucker for quick breads, as long as they’re good; I’ve certainly had more than my share of dry, tasteless banana bread. But this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe, chosen from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Kelly of Baking with the Boys, is not dry and tasteless, not by a long shot. […]

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