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favor-”ette”: monkey bread

favor-”ette”: monkey bread

April 1st, 2014

Oops. I did say in this post that I was going to share the monkey bread with you all, didn’t I? Sorry. So here it is – Monkey Bread! This is one of those recipes that is so insanely easy – and delicious – that you’ll wonder why you don’t make it more often. But […]

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“mini cooks” do breakfast – egg in a basket!

“mini cooks” do breakfast – egg in a basket!

March 5th, 2014

Hi all! It’s Chapter Two of “Mini Cooks”! It’s Joy’s turn today and she’s taking on breakfast – specifically, egg in a basket: all images courtesy of Joy This is a favorite around here, and Joy has nailed it as far as choosing a delicious dish that even the tiniest hands can help with. From […]

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favor-”ette”: scones, revisited (and news!)

favor-”ette”: scones, revisited (and news!)

January 14th, 2014

I’ve been thinking about scones lately. How much I love them. And about how long it’s been since I posted about them – like, so long ago that my pictures looked like these (and thanks, as always, for sticking with me anyway…). So I thought it was time for another post. Except this time I […]

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favor-”ette”: new year’s morning. done.

favor-”ette”: new year’s morning. done.

December 31st, 2013

As you can probably guess by now, I’m a fan of breakfast-y type foods. Scones, coffee cakes, and of course doughnuts. Last year I posted this do-ahead baked french toast, which I served up on New Year’s Day. Yum. THIS year I’m whipping up these: I know, right? As big a sweet tooth as I […]

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favor-”ette”: bread and butter

favor-”ette”: bread and butter

October 29th, 2013

Sometimes an old standby needs an upgrade. Banana bread is a staple in most bakers’ repertoires. Even “non-bakers” typically feel comfortable whipping up a batch. And what better way to use up the inevitable overripe bananas? But I think we can all agree that – on its own – banana bread is a bit….meh. It […]

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sugar free: honey lemon cake

sugar free: honey lemon cake

February 21st, 2013

So the granola’s helping. A little. But it’s definitely “snack-y”. And I’m craving dessert. Specifically, cake. By sheer coincidence, Rebecca of  the wonderful blog The Daily Muse posted last week about breaking the dessert habit. Rebecca writes often about healthy eating, and I really like her philosophy – that it’s not about deprival, but more about moderation and making mindful […]

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sugar free: maple granola with dried cherries

sugar free: maple granola with dried cherries

February 15th, 2013

Ugh. NOT liking this sugar-free thing. At. All. It’s not that I’m “craving” sugar so much – it’s just that I’m realizing  how automatically I reach for a little something sweet after every meal. And now it’s not there. And there definitely feels like something’s….missing. And please, please don’t tell me to just grab a piece […]

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dairy free: carrot bread

dairy free: carrot bread

January 20th, 2013

Way back when, I found myself with some very pretty carrots from the farmer’s market that I was not planning on using anytime soon.  So in my ongoing campaign to get Noah to eat I decided to look for a carrot bread recipe. This was not so easy – carrot cake, no problem. But I […]

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some changes, a final(ish) good-bye, and love on a plate

some changes, a final(ish) good-bye, and love on a plate

August 28th, 2012

Hi all! I hope you enjoyed my guest posts last week – I missed you! I have so many exciting things planned for my little blog over the next few months, but for now it’s all about transitions. The last few summers have felt like a revolving door at my house. Chelsea comes home in […]

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d.i.y.: english muffins and butter

d.i.y.: english muffins and butter

August 1st, 2012

Today’s D.I.Y. has been staring me in the face for months. Literally. It’s my breakfast. I eat the same breakfast pretty much every day – a toasted English muffin (with a little butter and honey), a hard boiled egg (with salt and pepper) and a big iced coffee. I don’t know why it never occurred […]

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