Tart Cranberry-Cherry Pie

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If one things scares me in the kitchen, it’s dough. We only had pie once a year in my house, one pumpkin and one apple.. All homemade by my father that we would dish out on Thanksgiving day to anyone who would eat them, because we didn’t. That is my whole pie experience  All 26 years of it. When I think pie, I think fruit filled, gooey, warm filled crispy golden crust creations. Key word in there being fruit. Fruit is something I am still not down with. Now cake, cupcakes, cookies, brownies… Yeah, I think I have those covered. But pie? […]

Rustic Pear Tart with Saffron Pastry

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  Let’s get real, have a little <3 to <3 shall we? My foodies, friends, and fellow bloggers, this one’s for you. Lately, things just haven’t been the same around here. I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was a little down on the whole blog thing and couldn’t figure out why. I am certainly not tired of cooking. I still love snapping pics and getting better with my camera. And I’m always making plans for what to post next. But lately, I’m just not feeling the love. And after looking around and reading some other posts, I don’t […]

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes

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 How about we end this week with a bit of a bang…. Ok, more than  bit of a bang. These were the whole shebang. I knew it the moment I spotted the recipe over at The Novice Chef that they would be a hit. That girl seriously knows how to knock your socks off! Now you’re going to have to excuse my short post – but it would be rude to talk with my mouth full!   Cherry Coke Float Cupcake Discovered on The Novice Chef, adapted from Homemade By Holman Ingredients: For the Cake: 3 cups all purpose flour […]

Dark Chocolate Almond Granola Breakfast Cookies and a Giveaway

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A few weeks ago I was contacted by Small Planet Foods asking if I would like to sample some of the products from two of their companies. The first,  Cascadian Farm, specializes in healthy and organic breakfast items, while the second, Muir Glen, had some tasty tomato products. Would a girl like to sample? Um… Lucky for me, I have just recently tried to get into the habit of eating breakfast. It’s not something I have enjoyed doing since the toys in my Captain Crunch started to really suck or vanish altogether. From high school on, I don’t ever recall stopping for breakfast. First, […]

In a pinch appetizer: Caprese Sticks

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Remember those chain emails that asked you a billion questions so your friends could get to know you better? Yeah, after the 900th time I had to answer that my favorite color was red, I gave up. Filing those emails in spam every time I got one and begged my friends to stop. We were in junior high school, I’m sure that had something to do with why these were so fun for a while. In the blogging world, I see similar things spread like wildfire and often don’t participate, haunted by the memory of those emails. But I have […]