The Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie EVAH!

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Check out this easy recipe for a chocolate chip cookie for this round of Cook the Books. . . . → Read More: The Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie EVAH!

Onion-Rosemary Bread

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I decided to turn over a new leaf.  (Let’s see how long it will last, shall we?)

Over the holiday break, I decided to go through my stash of recipe books, clippings, magazines, etc.  It was quite an undertaking, something that I am still in the process of sorting.

I found a couple of local . . . → Read More: Onion-Rosemary Bread

Gifting Granola

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Why don’t we give homemade food gifts all year long? I suggest a new trend…starting with this recipe. . . . → Read More: Gifting Granola

Bundles of Insane Apple Goodness

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I have three points to make on today’s post.

When a favorite blogger quits blogging it is like an old friend moved away to a third world country. Sometimes, I do use a tube of prepared bread-like substance. I refuse to name a recipe “dumplins.”

To address my first point…

Who else misses Jen at Juanita’s . . . → Read More: Bundles of Insane Apple Goodness

Cardamom White Chocolate Panna Cotta for C.L.U.E.

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This panna cotta is the creamiest and most decadent dessert and can be topped with any fruit. Read on as I reveal my C.L.U.E. blogger assignment for February. . . . → Read More: Cardamom White Chocolate Panna Cotta for C.L.U.E.

Turquoise Trail and Abiquiu

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Today is actually the day that I wrap up our New Mexico trip saga.

The odyssey began with us taking the scenic route for a holiday vacation.   We continued this theme and actually did a lot of driving from our home-base in Santa Fe.

St. Francis Cathedral Basilica, Santa Fe, NM


On Christmas Eve . . . → Read More: Turquoise Trail and Abiquiu

Santa Fe Christmas

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We hope everyone had a safe and festive New Year!   I am still chronicling our recent New Mexico holiday.


We started our trek into New Mexico on some deserted snowy roads on the scenic route.

NM 104 between Tucumcari and Las Vegas.

We visited two brewpubs:  Duel and Santa Fe Brewing.

inside . . . → Read More: Santa Fe Christmas

Green Chili Hummus

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After visiting New Mexico, I am so tempted to put green chilis in anything and everything.

Case in point—this hummus.


Green Chili Hummus adapted from Dorie Greenspan

1 can (15.5 oz.) chickpeas 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 1/3 c. tahini 2 T. fresh lemon juice (or to taste) 1 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green . . . → Read More: Green Chili Hummus

Always take the scenic route….

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Did you catch all the clues I posted recently?

Did you wonder why I was decorating with farolitos and baking bischochitos?

I know you friends and how astute you are so I am sure some of you guessed.

Yes, we went to Santa Fe for Christmas again.  It had been three years since we spent . . . → Read More: Always take the scenic route….

Christmas Fudge

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Oh, FUDGE!!!!! Today I am posting a classic family fudge recipe in honor of sweet Ralphie in “A Christmas Story” (and for December’s Food ‘n Flix). . . . → Read More: Christmas Fudge