Monthly Archives: January 2011

How about a Lytle Lemon Broccoli Pasta?

I have so many recipes waiting to share that I thought I would throw in a quick post today for a really easy pasta dish. I also wanted to make sure that you are listening to Jason Lytle. Jason Lytle … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet. Cheesecake Cookie Cups.

Cheery cherry. Easy peasy. Totally sweet. I love the cookie on the bottom. Cheesecake Cookie Cups: Ingredients: 12 pieces refrigerated chocolate chip cookie bar dough (I used Nestlé’s) 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 1 egg … Continue reading

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Blasting The Decemberists. Baking Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes.

Lucky me has tickets to see The Decemberists tomorrow night in Boston. I’ll have had 11 days to completely absorb their new album, The King Is Dead, and my husband will have had 11 days to find at least one … Continue reading

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Let’s Toast Haggis On Burns Night

I visited Scotland for the first time last summer. It was an amazing trip filled with gorgeous scenery, incredible hospitality from relatives in Edinburgh and a fabulous (and music oriented) tour of Glasgow from The Vinyl Villain himself. The meals we … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet. Cookie Monster Cupcakes.

Anyone who has spent some time in my kitchen knows how much I love candy eyes. Eye really do. When I am using candy eyes in a recipe, I try to bake and decorate first thing in the morning.  That … Continue reading

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Where’s The Beef Chili Stew? In The Slow Slow Cooker.

Recently, we had a progressive dinner with friends who live up the road. They provided a roaring fire, drinks and starters. That warmed us up and off we went to my house where Beef Chili Stew was all ready for … Continue reading

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The King Is Dead. Long Live The Queen Mother’s Cake.

I plan to go to the record shop first thing this morning because today is January 18th. Do you know what that means? It means that today is the most important day of 2011, so far. Because? Because The Decemberists’ … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet. Snow Ice Cream.

We had our first snow day this past Wednesday. What better way to celebrate than to make Snow Ice Cream? Fast and Fun. And Sweet. Snow Ice Cream Ingredients: 1 cup milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 cup skim milk … Continue reading

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Oreo Cupcakes Make My Blood Buzz

I love anything with Oreos in them.  I love cupcakes. Let’s sing a song about Oreo Cupcakes. Do you know one? I don’t think I do, either. I’ll put my mind to it while we make these delicious babies. Oreo … Continue reading

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Macaroni And Cheesy Music

Really Good Basic Mac and Cheese: 4 Tbs butter 1/4 cup flour 4 cups warm milk 1 tsp mustard 1 tsp salt 1 lb pasta shape of choice (I used penne) 1/2 pound cubed sharp cheddar (I love Cabot’s Seriously … Continue reading

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