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Autumn Squash Soup

Autumn Squash Soup

Up until two autumns ago, if you asked me what I would want for my last meal, without hesitation, I would have said ravioli stuffed with butternut squash and cooked with toasted walnuts in a brown butter sage sauce.  Yeah… that exactly. After that, well… […]

Monday Morsels 10.6.14

Monday Morsels 10.6.14

  Sometimes fall days are just perfect, full of sunshine and breezes that smell like the air is sweeter somehow.  That’s what I like about fall. That, and roasted pumpkin seeds!  Around here, it’s usually the 3rd week in October that the leaves reach their […]

Summer Trifle

…this post is about a fruit-filled trifle that has become one of the tastes of summer for me and my family. You know, like watermelon says summer. Corn-on-the-cob says summer. Hamburgers on the grill say summer. Like that.

Crunchy Romaine Toss

Crunchy Romaine Toss

I like to eat healthy. But I also like to not eat healthy. I find that instead of munching away on carrot sticks or Snickers bars and whatnot, nuts help to keep hunger at bay. Despite their high fat content, they’re packed with protein and […]

Orange Breakfast Rolls

Orange Breakfast Rolls

If I had my druthers, every Sunday breakfast would start with that certain doughboy’s orange rolls “fresh” from a can. A can that is so pressurized, you hit it on the edge of a counter until it pops. Those orange rolls…. I don’t know what […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Breakfast Rolls

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Breakfast Rolls

Like most people, and entirely unlike my daughter, I like breakfast breakfast.  She would much rather sit down to a pizza, nachos, or hamburger for breakfast, for some reason.  I didn’t foster this, I promise.  She used to get up and eat cheese grits every […]

Hot Pink Smoothie & Thoughts on Aging Gracefully

Hot Pink Smoothie & Thoughts on Aging Gracefully

Before I threw it away, I was flipping through an old InStyle magazine, the one with Olivia Wilde on the cover, and as I always do, read about the photo shoot for the cover.  You know, what music was playing, what clothes were chosen, what […]

Salty or Sweet?  Mixed-Up Chex Mix

Salty or Sweet? Mixed-Up Chex Mix

Living in Orlando, one of those uber market research cities, I was often invited to sit on a product testing panel. The kids were little, money was usually in short supply, and I would be paid up to $75 – really! – to spend a […]

Oatmeal Date-Nut Bars

Oatmeal Date-Nut Bars

  My dad’s mother was Scottish. My mom’s side is Irish. Therefore, I love oatmeal.  Oatmeal for breakfast, oatmeal in breads, cookies, crisps,  with sweet potatoes, etc…, etc…  – I’ll make it and I’ll eat it.  In fact, my daughter and I are guilty of […]

Jimmy Carter Peanut Butter Cake

Jimmy Carter Peanut Butter Cake

Basically, this cake confection is a Texas sheet cake with peanut butter between the frosting and the cake. It’s divine. It’s chocolately, not-too-sweet, but just sweet enough. And peanut buttery too.  And oh – about 4700 calories per piece….  Because one just can’t eat the […]