with Mini Profiterole Dunkin’ Sticks
My heart is filled with gratitude right now. Many of you read about my aunt and her “Easter feast” a couple of weeks ago. (If you missed the post, it is here: Easter Egg Nest Centerpiece.) Little did I know how close I came to [...]
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Every Easter, we head down to my aunt’s house for a huge feast. She really puts on a spread, complete with spiral ham, slow- cooker cheesy scalloped taters, asparagus casserole, and a huge array of desserts: carrot cake, German chocolate cake, pineapple chess pie, cherry cheesecake, the works!
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The other night, we had our friend Michelle over for a VERY important basketball game. Ya see, Indiana University was playing Michigan State, and it was a HUGE match-up, since they are 1 and 2 in the Big 10, respectively. More importantly, my S.O. and I are IU alums, [...]
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And Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge!
It’s funny how inspiration comes in different forms. As a composer, I see inspiration all around me — in colors, textures, emotions and other elements of our everyday existence. For instance, I can hear a certain rhythm in the sound of children playing [...]
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The other night, I was in the kitchen (go figure!), when the following conversation took place–
S.O.: What’cha making out there?
S.O.: Old dinner rolls?
S.O.: What kind of rolls?
Me: Cream puffs
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My S.O.’s brother and sister-in-law (E and L) came for an overnight visit last weekend.
They have 2 dogs also, so you can imagine that this place was a racetrack for a couple of days! We were thoroughly entertained while watching them all romp around the house. One of [...]
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Here I go layering again.
I guess I just can’t help myself.
Just like I can’t help but add cranberries and cream cheese to a chocolate cake. I mean, who does these things?
At first it didn’t seem like a match made in [...]
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It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!
Last weekend, my S.O. (Significant Other) and I went to the Saugatuck Brewery, in Saugatuck, Michigan. We enjoyed the most amazing hummus with homemade flour tortilla chips, but our ratio of chips to hummus leaned heavily on the chips, so we ended up bringing several of them home. Since [...]
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