Reese’sFingers Cookies

November 12, 2011

Hello, and welcome to November! I literally made these cookies yesterday- yes we still had so much candy leftover from Halloween that I HAD to do something. But, first of all, I can’t write about Halloween without a photo of our cute little duck She had a blast holding out her pumpkin, putting on her […]

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Orange Glazed Pumpkin Mini Muffins

October 21, 2011

Pumpkin time!! There isn’t much more to say about it really. It is one of the best things about Fall. Growing up, I wasn’t into Fall at all, or pumpkin for that matter. But, I’d venture to say that now it’s one of my favorite times of the year. Maybe it’s because it’s a precursor […]

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Pan-Fried “Rock” Fish

October 16, 2011

Rockfish- what the heck is that? The other night Alex came home and as we were going to bed, mentioned, “Oh, by the way, there’s some rockfish in the fridge.” I had no clue what that was but just said, “Ok thanks”, which basically meant, “Ok, I’m too tired to ask what or why- good […]

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Sweet Potato Braid Bread

October 3, 2011

Lizzie and I took off to Washington for a week to see the family. And, to go to the Puyallup Fair! The weather was great, I got my scone and Lizzie had far too much fun with my parents’ golden retriever. One of my sisters was also visiting and she brought along a Fall Baking […]

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Almond Sticky Buns

September 23, 2011

I finally did it all on my own. I made yeasty cinnamon rolls! This is more of an accomplishment for me than it sounds. Just the thought of making anything with yeast still scares me much more than it ever should. And, I have to admit, the whole time I was making these sticky buns, […]

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Nutella Banana Crepes

September 14, 2011

My youngest sister Laura was here visiting this past week. As always is the case with family coming, it came and went way too fast. Laura also likes to cook, too, and even brought along her own curry to make us dinner! That was awesome. If she wasn’t married, I’d totally beg her to come […]

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Chocolate Birthday Cake Frosting

September 7, 2011

Alex’s 32nd birthday was a week or so ago- woohoo, we’re the same age once again! For 2 months, I’m a “year” older, as he teasingly likes to remind me. We didn’t throw a fancy party this year or anything, but birthdays just don’t seem complete without some type of cake product. I decided to […]

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread

July 26, 2011

I never thought I would say this, but I’m currently going through a strong aversion to peanut butter- I haven’t had the stuff in a whole week (a definite record)! Aren’t food likes and dislikes weird? I was literally eating peanut butter on a whole wheat tortilla every single day and now I just eat […]

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“Un” Fried Ice Cream

July 11, 2011

I’m currently on the tail end of a productivity funk, I guess you could say, meaning I just lost any motivation to cook or bake lately. My brain just hasn’t been able to focus much. This funk is being forced out, however, and I’ve told myself I must get a dinner schedule together for the […]

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Strawberry Cream Muffins

July 1, 2011

Strawberries just scream summer. Muffins usually don’t excite me much. I guess I’ve had too many dry and tasteless ones that I just think “meh”.  Well, I had a container of sour cream in the fridge that had to be used, so I cracked open a few cookbooks. I asked Alex what he thought of […]

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