Tomato-Corn Pie and Mayo Fail

Well, it was bound to happen. In case you don’t know yet, I haven’t always been the domestic … mild success … I am now. Growing up, I was a mashed-potato-blending, smoke-alarm-setting, crying-over-the-piecrust flop. Sooner or later, I was bound to try to make something to share with you all… and fail at it. The […]

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Brinner Grows Up

We all remember those magical evenings when we were kids when our parents let us have “backwards” days, where we got the special treat of  breakfast for dinner, or “brinner”. For you Scrubs fans out there, you know I didn’t exactly invent the term brinner. Turk feels me. There are so many brinner possibilities. You can […]

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Cranberry Pecan Bread

I have a major soft spot for cranberry-orange flavors. The coffee shop just a few blocks from my apartment in Iowa sold cranberry orange muffins and for about a month one summer, I think I ate one nearly every morning. Once, my mother made an amazing cranberry spice cake and cranberry-orange bread that I ate […]

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Mom’s Apple Snacking Cake

Since I haven’t shared a baked-goods recipe with you all for awhile, I decided to devote this week’s recipe post to a sweet snack. And this one comes, not from a magazine or cookbook, but from my very own recipe box! Well, ok, from my mom’s recipe box, where I coped this down from. Don’t […]

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Homemade English Muffins

In my ongoing quest to make as much of my food from scratch as possible, I periodically re-evaluate to check myself — what am I buying and eating from the store that I never thought to attempt to make myself? This is how I figured out how to make my own cheez-its and my own granola bars, among […]

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Homemade Granola

Over the course of the last year, I started getting into the habit of making my own granola bars, and then of making my own cereal, so after hearing from multiple people just how easy it is, and a few months of being frustrated at how quickly I ran out of my cereal base, I decided to […]

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