Butternut-Maple Blondies with Cumin


Welcome to the countdown for the Kentucky Derby. Why would I usher in this horse race with these blondies? If you’re intrigued, keep reading about “Sugar Rush”. (That would make a great name for a horse, don’t you think?) . . . → Read More: Butternut-Maple Blondies with Cumin

Pepsi Brownies for May’s Food ‘n Flix: The Goonies

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I came of age in the 80s.   I am a child of the 80s.  Sometimes I think the 80s were the best decade.  If the 80s were so rockin’ for me, then why have I never seen The Goonies?

Yep, I am a Goonies virgin.   And, to qualify, I think that The Goonies probably . . . → Read More: Pepsi Brownies for May’s Food ‘n Flix: The Goonies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix for C.L.U.E.

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Welcome to the December edition of C.L.U.E. This month’s theme focused on food our grandmothers would have cooked. To spice it up a bit, the society members were tasked with searching our assigned blogs for something that your grandmother would have cooked AND then sharing an authentic recipe from our own grandmother’s recipe. . . . → Read More: Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix for C.L.U.E.

Vegan Brownies with Flax

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A vegan brownie recipe for this month’s Secret Recipe Club… . . . → Read More: Vegan Brownies with Flax

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies–“Awright, awright, awright”

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These brownies could easily be made gluten-free. They also have the alternative title of the Matthew McConaughey “Awright, awright, awright” Brownies. Intrigued? . . . → Read More: Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies–“Awright, awright, awright”

Food ‘n Flix Round-Up: The Breakfast Club


Yes, I know that The Breakfast Club wasn’t chock full of foodie references.

Yes, I know that besides the title itself and the lunch scene, there is not a whole lot of food in this film.

But, dontcha know I think it was a worthy film for Food ‘n Flix this month. . . . → Read More: Food ‘n Flix Round-Up: The Breakfast Club

Ginger-Almond Brownies

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These brownies have some unexpected flavors and are even better the next day after all the flavors meld together. They would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration. . . . → Read More: Ginger-Almond Brownies

Fudgy Salted Caramel Brownies

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Today is September’s SRC Reveal Day! . . . → Read More: Fudgy Salted Caramel Brownies

Coconut-Pecan Brownie Bites (plus an unhealthier version)


This double brownie post is also doing double-duty for the Food ‘n Flix post this month over “Practical Magic.” . . . → Read More: Coconut-Pecan Brownie Bites (plus an unhealthier version)

Pumpkin-White Chocolate Brownies

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Do brownies have to be chocolate?

Do they have to be rich and gooey and delicious?

Let’s just say “No” to the former and a big “YES” to the latter.

I started decorating for Halloween today (yes, I am late), and I started to set out my only two pumpkins from the garden.   I . . . → Read More: Pumpkin-White Chocolate Brownies

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls

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