March 2012

Good Fortune

25 March 2012
Fortune Cookies

While I got in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day this year, I did not spend my St. Patrick’s evening at the local pub drinking Guinness (this turns out to have been a good thing since I heard the Guinness ran short).  No corned beef and cabbage for this year for me either.  No shepherd’s […]

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Going Green

16 March 2012
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Perhaps my younger daughter’s desire to wear green clothes all week long set me off.  Or maybe it was listening in on conversations about catching leprechauns and convincing them to hand over the gold. Whatever the reason, I got in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day this year.  This meant making leprechaun traps as well […]

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Pie Eyed

12 March 2012
Chocolate Cream Pie

I still remember the moment when, more than eight years ago, a particular issue of Gourmet magazine swished through my door’s mail slot.   My mouth watered as I flipped through page after page of chocolate recipes.  Chocolate Cream Pie.  Chocolate Espresso Pots de Creme.  Chocolate Fallen Souffle Cake.  Chocolate Bread Pudding.  Chocolate Layer Cake.  Chocolate […]

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Bedazzled by Bacon

5 March 2012
Candied Bacon and Onion Tart

My daughters hate onions.  The presence of onions in breakfast, lunch, or dinner sets off moaning and groaning, so I’ve become adept at disguising them.  In macaroni and cheese, for example, I caramelize them, puree them, and then mix them into the sauce.  As long as no one mentions onions, the girls love my macaroni […]

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