Monthly Archives: June 2011

Chocolate Chip Dream Bars

These chocolate chip bars are definitely dreamy. Plenty of chocolate in every sugary, sweet bite. They would be most welcome at a picnic or BBQ this weekend. Chocolate Chip Dream Bars Ingredients for bars: 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet. Chocolate Chip Filled Raspberries.

Remember the Cheesecake And Lemon Curd Filled Raspberries? Well, talk about Short and Sweet. This recipe makes that other filled raspberry one seem as complex as making puff pastry. Chocolate Chip Filled Raspberries Ingredients: Raspberries Chocolate Chips (any flavor) Directions: … Continue reading

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Nanaimo Bars

Canada Day is coming up on July 1st. Nainamo Bars would most definitely be a good treat to serve. Nanaimo, BC’s history indicates that these no-cook, sweet bars originated as a little something made for miners by their families to … Continue reading

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Buffalo Chicken Dip. Jalapeño Popper Dip.

Here are two of the dips I served at the party I hosted on Saturday. I’ve tried a bunch of Buffalo Chicken Dip recipes, but this is one of my favorites. I assembled it early in the day and heated … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cupcakes. Unbelievably Good, Like Okkervil River’s New Album.

Last night’s party was so much fun. I love seeing people eating, laughing and having a good time in my home. My husband works with a great crowd of people. They’re all pretty hilarious. I’ll share some party food recipes … Continue reading

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Coffee Cocktail

I may have to pass on my usual morning pot of tea and make one of these coffee cocktails. It might help, just a bit, to calm some of this pre-party anxiety. Mmmm….Kahlúa. I highly recommend that you try a … Continue reading

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Sugar And Spice Nuts

I need to be brief. Really brief. (Really) Tomorrow night I am hosting a party for about 70 people. My husband’s urology residents are completing the program and the Urology Department, the residents and their families are gathering to celebrate. … Continue reading

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Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Cherries and Pistachios

5:22 a.m. That’s what time I get up on school days. Run 3 miles, dress, and drive my 4 kids to the bus stop by 7 a.m. 5:22 a.m. Bye bye for two months. School is officially out. Very good. … Continue reading

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Chicken With Pickle Sauce. Dillightful.

You really, really want to make this chicken dish. Really. Pickle Sauce. When I was flipping through the Food Network Magazine and saw this recipe, I immediately put it on my menu list. Pickle Sauce. Wow. Jumbo Yumbo. While not … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet. Pecan & Salted Caramel Candies

These turtle like candies are so easy to make and are so good. As ever, I love the salt. Pecan & Salted Caramel Candies Ingredients: 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted 4-ounce block of caramel, cut into 16 pieces; or 16 … Continue reading

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