“Buddha rhubarb butter”

Posted on May 4th, 2012

I know it's been ages since I've posted anything...Rather than churning out content just for the sake of churning out content, I opted to take a mini…

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“Do you wonder what it’s like living in a permanent imagination?”

Posted on Jun 10th, 2012 This week really needs to hurry up and be done. Or I need to disappear to an island. Alone. Although…

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“This Wangs Chung!”

Posted on May 26th, 2012

This was stuck in my head all day yesterday: And now it'll be stuck in your head all day long too.…

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#Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake

Posted on Nov 29th, 2013

When I was a kid, treats were few and far between. We didn't have a whole lot of extra money, but occasionally, there would be food treats in the…

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A Collection of Springtime Desserts (A Review and a Hamilton Beach Giveaway!)-CLOSED

Posted on May 6th, 2014

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the folks at Hamilton Beach about reviewing two of their latest products, a 6-Speed SoftScrape Hand Mixer as well…

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A Semi-Silent Sunday

Posted on May 20th, 2012

I spent the vast majority of today in the kitchen...The only thing I didn't cook today was breakfast. I decided we'd eat at the Hy-Vee Kitchen, since…

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Almond Puff

Posted on Aug 17th, 2014

Breakfast is my favorite meal. I seriously could eat it all day, everyday. I love it. Bacon. Sausage. Hash browns. Biscuits. Sausage gravy. Donuts.…

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Apple Butter Danish with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Glaze

Apple Butter Danish with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Glaze

Posted on Oct 25th, 2016

Storebought sweet pastry dough and apple butter make this Apple Butter Danish with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Glaze come together in a snap! In less than…

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Apple Cheddar Paninis with Marinated Pork Chops

Posted on Feb 11th, 2014

This winter is killing me. Not literally, but it's been a couple years since I've felt this desolate for such a long time. I know it's been rough all…

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Baked Salted Chocolate Donuts

Baked Salted Chocolate Donuts

Posted on Dec 14th, 2016

If you like salty-sweet treats, you'll love Baked Salted Chocolate Donuts. So a couple weeks ago, I popped into The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. for…

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Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake

Posted on May 17th, 2014

Gods, this week and last. Things have been crazy-busy as of late. Baking jobs for the bambino's school. Working last Saturday morning, then going to…

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Banana Bread with Salted Caramel Glaze

Posted on Mar 7th, 2015

When he was an infant and learning to feed himself, one of the first solid foods the bambino was allowed to have were bananas. He ate them like…

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Banana Muffins

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2014

We've been making a concerted effort to eat breakfast these days. I had a "worst mom ever" moment a few weeks ago, when the bambino told Jay that he…

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Blue Cornbread and Cream

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2014

I don't have too many memories of my granddad--My dad's father. He passed away shortly after I turned 14, and I was maybe 12 or 13 the last time I…

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Boston Cream Pie French Toast

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2015

I joke often about how my personal Facebook feed is full of nothing but food and The Replacements. Every once in awhile, a recipe will pop into my…

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Bran Muffins

Posted on Apr 29th, 2015

I know what you're thinking...Bran muffins? Really? Aren't those for those folks who have just given up? The ones who drink prune juice along with…

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Breakfast-for-Dinner and a Book Review

Posted on Aug 28th, 2012

A couple months ago, I received a copy of a cookbook to review--Those of you who know me, know that I like to read cookbooks as if they're regular…

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Buffalo Chicken Pita Pockets

Posted on May 4th, 2013

I've had this urge to make my own homemade pita bread for awhile. I want to try homemade tortillas one of these days, but I don't have a tortilla…

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Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Posted on Aug 8th, 2015

I feel somewhat guilty for posting a recipe I haven't actually tasted myself. Much as I've tried, though, I just can't like blueberries. It's the…

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Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls

Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls

Posted on Dec 8th, 2016

Most people think cookies and pies and cakes when it comes to holiday baking, but I think it can also include holiday breakfast items, too. Just like…

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Caprese Chicken on Grilled Flatbread

Posted on Jun 12th, 2013

I am so desperate for sunshine and summer and warmth. Consistent sunshine, I guess I should specify. We've had this stretch where we'll get maybe one…

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Cardamom Vanilla Cream Scones

Cardamom Vanilla Cream Scones

Posted on Nov 28th, 2016

I feel like I should start this post by apologizing for my photos. It's not that they're bad, but I know they're not…

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Chicken Biscuits

Posted on Feb 16th, 2014

I've been craving chicken and biscuits for awhile now. I forget if I saw it in Bon Appetit or Saveur, but there was a snippet on fried chicken,…

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Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2016

I had high hopes for everything I wanted to accomplish this past weekend. I was going to bake cookies and muffins, I made a menu for the week, and…

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

Posted on Apr 16th, 2014

I am a member of the Siggi's Culture Club, and while I do not receive monetary compensation for my participation in this program, I am encouraged to…

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Chocolate Croissants

Posted on Sep 8th, 2014

I needed an in-dept project. I am giddy beyond all get-out at the fact that I have less than a week now until I make my way to St. Paul to see these…

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Posted on Jul 27th, 2014

I mentioned this on social media a few days ago, but I have to find myself a new bread machine now. The rod that attaches to the paddle won't stay in…

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Cinnamon Chip Scones

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2015

I spend most weekends baking, mostly for blog projects that often get pawned off on my coworkers. For as many cupcakes that I bake and bring into…

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins are a warmly delicious treat that's perfect for a snack or a quick breakfast. A buttery ribbon of cinnamon runs through…

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Cinnamon Oat Yogurt Muffins

Posted on Aug 27th, 2014

I am a Brand Ambassador for siggi's Icelandic-Style Skyr, and have received coupons as my compensation for working with them. Ah, the oat bran…

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Cinnamon Pecan Mascarpone Muffins

Posted on Aug 11th, 2013

I needed to get back into my kitchen, after being on vacation and going back to work. One of the things I've been meaning to make has been muffins. I…

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Cinnamon Toffee Pear Scones

Posted on Sep 13th, 2013

I went looking for something to do with the pound and a half of pears I bought a few days ago. Obvious recipes for tarts or crostadas weren't quite…

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Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins

Posted on Jun 7th, 2016

I mentioned last week that I'd been in somewhat of a funk for a few weeks. I was also dealing with a lot of "I have no motivation to make anything…

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Cheddar Cornmeal Waffles with Pulled Pork

Cornmeal Cheddar Waffles with Pulled Pork

Posted on Mar 30th, 2017

Waffles aren't just for breakfast. Make these savory Cornmeal Cheddar Waffles the next time you've got leftover Pulled Pork for a delicious new…

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cranberry lemon mini muffins spread out on napkin

Cranberry Lemon Mini Muffins

Posted on Dec 9th, 2015

This post is brought to you by Hamilton Beach. It's been a long time since I've made mini muffins or mini cupcakes. They're cute, but they're a big…

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Cranberry Peanut Powder Muffins with Jif Peanut Powder

Cranberry Peanut Powder Muffins

Posted on Jan 19th, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StartWithJifPowder #CollectiveBias We're a…

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Cream Biscuits

Posted on Sep 10th, 2015

For someone raised in the northern half of the US, I'm pretty picky when it comes to my biscuits. They're easy enough to make that I've become…

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Cream Cheese Muffins

Posted on Sep 7th, 2013

While wandering around the bakery section of the grocery store, I passed some cream cheese muffins. I thought they looked and sounded good, although…

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Creamed Chicken & Biscuits (and a Giveaway!)-CLOSED

Posted on Dec 8th, 2013

Hi! Remember me? Apologies for the lengthy absence. The past week has been rather busy and super-stressful. Stressful to the point that I'm also…

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Creamed Chicken and Cornbread

Posted on Aug 10th, 2013

While I was at my mom's and she was off at work one morning, I perused her Betty Crocker Picture Book. My grandmother had a copy, and my mom had…

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Croissant Pudding with Whiskey Salted Caramel Sauce

Posted on Apr 20th, 2015

I decided to take a week off from blogging. No real reason...I just haven't been feeling it lately. And I'm not one to post just for the sake of…

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Easy Chocolate Croissants (Giveaway)

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2016

This post is brought to you by Hamilton Beach. I made these Easy Chocolate Croissants using the Hamilton Beach 4 Slice Easy Reach™ Toaster…

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Easy Homemade Croutons

Posted on Jan 28th, 2014

With this kick of trying (and failing) to eat out less and at home more, I wanted to spend the weekend making a few things at home, rather than…

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Flatbread Pizzas

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2013

Boy, when it rains, it pours. I've suspected for a couple weeks now, that Junior, my little green KIA, was having some issues. For a little while, I…

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Grilled Cheese with Bacon

Posted on Oct 19th, 2015

This post is brought to you by Annie's and Influenster Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup. Probably the most iconic of childhood lunches, with the…

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Ham and Cheese Scones

Posted on Aug 12th, 2015

Now that I've been fully doing Weight Watchers for about 4 weeks, I'm starting to slip into that "I know what I'm doing" not paying attention slump.…

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hearth bread sliced next to bread knife

Hearth Bread

Posted on Dec 12th, 2015

So...I debated on whether or not I should even post about this, but several family members and friends are already aware of my situation. I lost my…

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It was a Buffalo Chicken Pizza Kind of Evening

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2012

I was planning on doing this post last night, but between getting sucked into "The Voice," then an episode of "Dexter," it just didn't happen. It was…

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It’s a Baked French Toast Kind of Morning

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2012

I'm somewhat-but-not-really over my snit from yesterday. It helps to vent, which is something that Jay doesn't always understand. He's very much a…

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Italian Bread Rolls

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2013

When you think of panini, what immediately comes to mind is likely the popular grilled/pressed sandwiches stuffed with meats, cheeses and vegetables.…

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Lemon Sugar Bread

Posted on Mar 16th, 2016

I don't know if it's due to Spring giving us a sneak peek (though Winter's about to make what I hope is its last stand this week), or actually having…

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Maple Almond Butter Muffins

Posted on Mar 1st, 2014

I suspect the bambino is going through a growth spurt these days. He's complaining of being tired, and he's actually eating. I made these Maple…

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No-Knead Bread

Posted on Oct 1st, 2015

Compared with a lot of people who collect it, I have minimal pieces of cast iron cookware. A small skillet that belonged to my grandmother, a…

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Oatmeal Bread

Posted on Aug 5th, 2013

I'm back! I had such a good time while back home, but I was happy to get back to my own home and my own things and spaces. Jay and I decided that…

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Potato Oat Bread

Posted on Dec 15th, 2014

Ever since Jay gave me an Irish cookbook for my birthday, I've been making all sorts of things from it. We've had Dublin Coddle (excuse the crap…

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Posted on Nov 25th, 2015

This post is sponsored by l.c. finns extracts. Pulla is a Finnish dessert or sweet bread best enjoyed with a good cup of coffee. Since moving to…

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Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Rolls & iCoffee Review

Posted on Dec 15th, 2013

Finally, a semi-relaxing weekend! And by that, I mean I've been busy in the kitchen and doing laundry and all that stuff. Which is good. Oddly…

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Pumpkin Scones with White Chocolate Drizzle

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014

I usually don't go gaga for pumpkin once October rolls around. I like it just fine, but it doesn't become a huge obsession for me the way it seems to…

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Pumpkin Toffee Scones with Cinnamon Glaze

Posted on Oct 30th, 2013

I had leftover pumpkin from the cupcakes I made last week, and was debating on what I wanted to do with it. I thought about cinnamon rolls, but I was…

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Raspberry Thyme White Chocolate Scones

Posted on Aug 31st, 2014

I know what you're thinking. Thyme? In scones? With raspberries and white chocolate? Hear me out. Last week, Valerie at Une Gamine dans la Cuisine…

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Roasted Chicken Caesar Sandwich

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2015

So, this budget thing we're trying...January was a complete flop. We conceded defeat a couple weeks ago. There are definitely a couple tweaks that…

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Rosemary Parmesan Drop Biscuits

Posted on Oct 6th, 2013

I love it when people offer me free food. Thursday, I got a bunch of herbs from Diana, who cleaned out her herb garden, as well as a TON of tomatoes…

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Salt and Pepper Dinner Rolls

Salt and Pepper Dinner Rolls

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2016

Ah, the holidays. This time of year is food blogger heaven, both for the amount of food to make, as well as creative recipes to photograph and…

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Salt and Pepper Parmesan Crackers

Salt and Pepper Parmesan Crackers

Posted on May 25th, 2017

Salt and Pepper Parmesan Crackers are a quick, easy-to-make snack, thanks to super-thin flatbread dough.  Every time I've had a crappy day, I…

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Salted Nutella Toffee Scones

Posted on Jan 12th, 2013

By the gunked-up sidebar here on the blog, you're obviously well-aware that not only do I have food photos posted on many showcase websites, but by…

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Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuits

Posted on May 28th, 2013

Ever since I started taking Synthroid, I've had to find quick alternatives for breakfast, or risk going without. I can't eat for at least an hour…

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Spiced Zucchini Muffins with Crème Fraîche Glaze

Spiced Zucchini Muffins with Crème Fraîche Glaze

Posted on Sep 6th, 2016

Spiced Zucchini Muffins with Crème Fraîche Glaze are a delicious way to use up any excess zucchini that you may have. They're also a great way to…

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Steak Sandwiches with Arugula, Mozzarella and Marinated Tomatoes

Posted on Jun 30th, 2013

This week has been the pits. Between the thyroid stuff and finding out I am also Vitamin D deficient (which, I could've predicted...It's one reason I…

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Strawberry Scones with Almond Glaze

Posted on Apr 1st, 2014

Strawberries have been on sale for the past two weeks at the store. I normally buy frozen, if I want berries for something, but I'm craving signs and…

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The Aftermath…

Posted on Jul 25th, 2010

This is definitely a 2-pot-of-coffee type of day. I got a little worried that I was going to be a lame-o, and no one was going to come to my party…

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Toffee Mascarpone Scones

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2013

About a year ago, Jay read a Zen/anger-management book, because he was having some issues at work (that issue has since gone away, thankfully), and…

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Toffee Ricotta Scones

Posted on Nov 5th, 2014

Yes, Toffee Ricotta Scones. I know what you're thinking. Ricotta? In scones? Trust me, it works. I've made scones with mascarpone before, and having…

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Walnut Pancakes with Maple-Red Apple Balsamic Syrup

Posted on Nov 17th, 2013

I've had this breakfast idea brewing in the back of my mind for a few weeks now...I can't remember where I came up with it, or what made me think I…

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Welsh Rabbit

Posted on Jan 27th, 2013

A couple nights ago, while I was returning some milk bottles to Buttercrust, the bambino asked Jay if he'd ever eaten rabbit before. Jay told him he…

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Yeasted Waffles with Cinnamon Apples and Bacon

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2014

Every once in awhile, Jay will make a meal request. Usually, he's a pretty willing guinea pig for some of the crazy things I come up with, but every…

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