It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!
A few months ago, my S.O. and I had a rather humorous conversation involving the word “profiteroles” . I was making a batch one evening; and well, I guess you could say there was a wee bit of some miscommunication! To read about it, [...]
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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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Every Sunday evening, my S.O. and I have “splurge night”, where we allow ourselves to have something a bit (OK, maybe a lot) more decadent than our usual weekday fare.
So why Sunday, you may ask? Well, we have tried putting splurge night on Friday or Saturday, [...]
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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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Happy New Year!
Well, it hasn’t been quite a year since I started blogging back in April, but it sure has been a hoot! From the triumphs to the flops, it has been a great adventure developing recipes and sharing them with you this year. Thank you so much for being [...]
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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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