Monthly Archives: October 2011

Apple Muffins

I love baking with apples this time of the year.  I’ve been trying a few new apple recipes this fall; so far I’ve made country applesauce muffins and apple cardamom cake.  And each time whatever I made was good, but … Continue reading

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Cookbook review: Fabio Viviani “The Skinny Country”

I’ve watched a few seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef, but I have never loved a chef as much as Fabio Viviani.  The man is just full of great comments, and makes beautiful looking gnocchi. Fabio has now written three cookbooks … Continue reading

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Gingerbread is one of my favorite autumnal desserts.  Every so often, I get a crazy craving for it that forces me to run to the grocery store for a box of mix.  The last time I tried to bake gingerbread … Continue reading

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Menu, week of 10/22-10/28

I moved to Ohio less than a week after my bridal shower, and only brought what I could fit in my not-so-big car. This was really sad, because some of the great gifts I got weren’t able to make the … Continue reading

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Cheesecake-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes

My friend Phil is a much better person than I am.  Despite always remembering my birthday, I managed to forget Phil’s again this year.  So I owed him a special dessert for when he comes over tonight to watch the … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Dinner Muffins

I love cookbooks. I have since long before I started cooking.  I am just as likely to sit down and read a cookbook cover to cover as a novel.  That said, I especially love cookbooks with lots of beautiful photographs.  … Continue reading

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Menu, week of 10/15-10/21

Kevin and I are really into planning out our menu for the week ahead of time.  We usually sit down together sometime on Friday night or Saturday morning, look over the sales at Kroger for the week, and decide what … Continue reading

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