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Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake #FBS4Sandy

November 8th, 2012 · 3 Comments

What do food bloggers do when a hurricane is approaching? Cook and bake, of course. With school and work cancelled and hours to go before the serious part of the storm arrived, I hunkered down in my kitchen cooking down the contents of my refrigerator. All the while following along with those on twitter doing [...]

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Tags: baking · cooking for a cause · food benefits · recipes

What We Ate During Summer Vacation

September 6th, 2011 · 6 Comments

watermelon for breakfast … on Whidbey Island, Washington and fabulous coffee, cheese & donuts in Portland, Oregon we rode on planes (4), trains (2), boats (2) and automobiles (many); saw cool critters (at the Oregon Zoo/Multnomah Falls); and there were birthday cakes, too (x 2) & you?

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Tags: away from home

Local Potluck Tuesday (and Recipes for Peach Season)

July 20th, 2010 · 5 Comments

If you’ve been to a DC-area farmers market lately, I don’t have to tell you peaches are here. After a couple week hiatus, we stopped by the Crystal City Farmers Market last week to stock up on fruit at Kuhn Orchard — but I passed up the peaches and went for apricots, plums, blue and [...]

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Tags: at market · fruit · local potluck tuesday · recipes

Snowflake Coconut Cake with Maple Snow Cream

February 14th, 2010 · 7 Comments

What to make when you’ve been snowed in for days? Snow cake, of course! When I proposed baking a cake the boy first suggested chocolate. I talked him into a “snow” cake instead, a.k.a. coconut. We used Ina Garten’s coconut cake recipe, though I used unsweetened coconut instead of the sweetened she calls for. Really, [...]

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Tags: baking · cooking with kids · cooking with toddlers · dessert · recipes · sweets

Epiphany Traditions

January 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Feliz dia de Reyes! I had a friend in high school whose family was British (or at least had spent time living in the U.K., I just remember her lovely accent) and when her family invited mine over for Twelfth Night it was the first I had ever heard of extending Christmastide beyond Christmas day. [...]

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Tags: holiday