June 2012

Quick Fix

28 June 2012
Blond Brownies

Summer’s here.  Finally.  The rain has given way to sunshine, and I’m trying to spend time outdoors.   I say trying because now that my teaching year has ended, I’m ever-tempted to fill some of my newly-found free-time experimenting with certain elaborate recipes I didn’t have time for during the school year.  I need to […]

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Daily Bread

20 June 2012
Seed Bread

Last August I embarked on a lunch box challenge:  I set out to bake bread each week of the school year for my daughter’s peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Our final (and extra, thanks to snow days) week of school just came to a close, finishing of a 41-week marathon of freshly baked bread.  I […]

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Hoppy Birthday to Me

13 June 2012
Frog Cake

My husband rarely gets sick.  Last week, though, he could hardly crawl out of bed.  I tried not to panic and suggested that he visit the medical center. “I’ll feel better soon,” he croaked at me. When Saturday morning rolled around, he swore up and down that he felt well enough to make me a […]

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Getting Nutty

7 June 2012
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

As I grabbed the jar of peanut butter from the grocery store shelf, Eliza asked if we could get the chunky kind instead. I nearly dropped the jar from my hand. For as long as can recall, my little peanut butter and jelly sandwich aficionado has always favored creamy peanut butter.  I prefer the  crunchy […]

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Sweet Tart

1 June 2012
Lemon Chess Tart

My hand involuntarily reached for the book nestled on the “new” shelf in the kids’ section of our public library.   The three-letter title –Pie–told me all I needed to know;  if this novel featured pie, I wanted to read it. I consider pie a perfect food, as does my daughter Eliza.  I knew immediately that […]

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