Monthly Archives: June 2011

Black & White Truffles

Hawaiian Punch has absolutely nothing to do with Black & White Truffles. I just like the old commercial. It is totally insane. Black & White Truffles Ingredients for the dark ganache: 8 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped 6 Tbs heavy cream … Continue reading

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Burrata Mozzarella Salad with Tomatoes , Thyme And Basil

I love Caprese salads. Especially in summer when you can get perfectly ripe tomatoes and mounds of basil. I’m also mad for fresh mozzarella. Well, when a friend wrote about a recipe for a Caprese style salad using Burrata I … Continue reading

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Tiered Rainbow Cake. No Tears Shed In The Transport.

On Thursday, my eldest son graduated from elementary school. They call it a “celebration” here. It was a lovely event. Casual ceremony, a wonderful photo slideshow of the students at all ages, and an amazing potluck dinner for all of … Continue reading

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Limeade Pie With Pretzel Crust. Laughing, Laughing, Laughing.

I get up today and it is Friday. That is a very good thing. I have a remarkably clear schedule today. Another good thing. I no longer have to obsess over safely transporting a behemoth, buttercream bedecked cake from my … Continue reading

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Pad Thai Pizza

If you’re looking for something different for dinner, try this. My kids loved it. I loved it. Pad Thai Pizza Ingredients: 1 tube of refrigerated pizza crust or your favorite recipe for pizza dough 2 Tbs creamy peanut butter 2 … Continue reading

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Confetti Cheesecake Cupcakes with Cake Batter Cream Cheese Icing

I brought these cupcakes to school yesterday to celebrate my son’s birthday. (He has a summer BD and his teacher is kindly allowing the July/ August kids to have mini parties in June. Very thoughtful. I mean, children live for … Continue reading

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Pretzel Pancakes with White Chocolate And Caramel Sauce

Can I complain for a minute here? I cannot stand my freakin’, poorer than a Charles Dickens’ orphan, internet service. Service. Ha. That’s a laugh. I know I don’t live in the big city, but the amount of time it … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet. Strawberry Tarts.

Monday. Rain. To-do list the length of my arm (not short). I need music and something sweet. Strawberry Tarts Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups sliced fresh strawberries 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 … Continue reading

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S’mores Cookies

I highly recommend that you chase down some marshmallows and fire up these yummy cookies. I especially love the graham crackers in the dough. S’mores Cookies Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 … Continue reading

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Frijoles Rancheros

Here is a version of Frijoles Rancheros that is fast and easy. I got the recipe from a mini cookbook put together by my son’s preschool class a few years ago. Each family submitted a few of their favorite recipes … Continue reading

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