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Not Your Average Blueberry Muffins

In Cakes and Bakes On July 16, 2012 2 Comments

I can take a lot of things. Like, Nicole going to a Toy Story birthday party and bringing home an unexpected party favor, namely the flu and all… Read More »

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Simple Watermelon Recipes for Lazy Summer Days

In Frozen Treats, Kids, Soups and Salads On June 6, 2012 1 Comment

People, watermelons are at their sweetest, sugariest, juiciest best! At season’s peak! Seedless and seeded, round and oblong, green, striped, and yellow, these berries are in every grocery… Read More »

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Peewee Potatoes Roasted in Foil Pouches with Garlic, Olive Oil, and Dill

In BBQ and Grilling On April 8, 2012 2 Comments

Our Easter Sunday menu was conceived as I was stocking up on fruits and veggies at Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market on Good Friday. Feasting most of my senses… Read More »

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Bedner’s Bounty

In Cakes and Bakes, Kids, Travel On April 6, 2012 1 Comment

This Good Friday was very good indeed. The yeast dough for my hot cross buns did double in size, Nicole graciously agreed to put on her wide-brimmed Easter… Read More »

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Strawberry Kisel with Crème Fraiche and Russian Farmer Cheese Cookies

In Cookies, Kids, Soups and Salads On March 15, 2012 6 Comments

My late grandmother on the maternal side was very creative. In a lot of ways. But the one my younger sister and I seemed to care about the… Read More »

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Sunshine Salad

In Soups and Salads On March 3, 2012 0 Comments

I don’t particularly favor spring, and I am not big on salads. But as I feel invigorated and stimulated by a recent trip to the Girls Strawberry U-pick… Read More »

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Ah, Strawberry Days . . . Catch Them Before They Are Gone

In Travel On March 2, 2012 1 Comment

As I was picking up some produce at a Publix the other day, the smell of strawberries stopped me in my tracks. I looked up and around and… Read More »

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Mei-Mei’s Rice Cake Rolls with Toasted Pine Nuts

In Cakes and Bakes On January 23, 2012 2 Comments

That’s the thing with my beautiful friend Mei from Hong Kong: After almost a decade of living in the States (we both came to South Florida some 9… Read More »

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Hosting a Kids’ Birthday Party: Before- and Aftermath

In Cakes and Bakes, Kids On October 10, 2011 1 Comment

  Yesterday we celebrated my daughter Nicole’s fourth birthday. At our house. With a medium-size party. For the first time. And most likely… the last. The night before,… Read More »

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Apple-licious Vacation

In Travel On October 2, 2011 1 Comment

Part III. Simple Pleasures of a Farm Life   Yes, it was fun walking the apple rows and scenic forest farm roads, picking the best apples and munching… Read More »