Monthly Archives: December 2011

Menu, week of 12/31-1/6

I love the holidays, but they are not exactly great for eating well.  I think we ate out more in the weeks surrounding Christmas than we did the rest of the fall.  It’s good to be back at home and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mint Whoopie Pies

I wasn’t going to bake anything before we left for our Christmas vacation. And then we decided to do Kevin’s birthday tonight, rather than bring his gifts from me to Texas with us. And then I felt bad that he … Continue reading

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Bacon and Gruyere Muffins

The fact of the matter is that a typical package of bacon is more than Kevin and I can eat before it goes bad. Not that we don’t love bacon, but we try to be semi-healthy.  So when I still … Continue reading

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Decking the Halls

If you know me, then you know that I love decorating for Christmas. That is probably an understatement. I absolutely LOVE decorating for Christmas.  I had to exercise a lot of restraint this year, though. I have several boxes worth … Continue reading

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Banana Cream Pie

Usually Kevin makes banana bread with our lingering brown bananas.  This week I thought I would try something different, and made a banana cream pie.  This was actually the first pie I have ever made, and I even made my … Continue reading

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Menu, week of 12/10-12/16

A new grocery store just opened this past weekend in Dayton, and we braved the crowds to check it out. It really was crowded!  Luckily, our shopping list was pretty short because we are having fish for dinner later in … Continue reading

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Vanilla Cheesecake

What happens when your kitchen finally gets one of these and one of these ? You make one of these: For my first cheesecake I used the recipe for a Vanilla Cheesecake from Williams-Sonoma Dessert.  We went back and forth about whether … Continue reading

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