Malt Ball Cake

  I was so excited when I opened the March 2007 issue of Food and Wine magazine. The first reason I was excited is because a letter I wrote to the editor about undertaking the Food and Wine 100 Tastes to Try in 2007 was published. The second, even more exciting reason, is that right…

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One in a Zillion

I take a zillion pictures of my kids in a week. A zillion…that’s right. I’m  not exaggerating. I take a zillion pictures in the hopes of getting one good picture. A good picture where all eyes are on the camera. A good picture where my 5 year old isn’t doing his fake/goofy smile. A good…

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Domestication

I have officially become domesticated. There have been little signs along the way that this transition was taking place, but I believe it is now official. When I bought my first hostess apron from Etsy, that was a sign. When Fly Lady and Recipezaar took over Entertainment websites on my list of favorites, that was…

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A Little Me Time

For so many people, cooking dinner is just another chore added to their long list of to-do’s during the day. I enjoy cooking dinner. Let me rephrase that… I enjoy cooking dinner if I don’t have three children under my feet bugging me to do things for them while I am trying to navigate the…

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Wrapped in Comfort

   There are a few foods that I think of that I equate to the word comfort. My mom’s homemade Mac & Cheese is one.Her homemade chicken and noodles are another. Add to that her homemade spaghetti and meatballs and I am transported back to the days where home was comfort…sitting around the dinner table…

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Stealing Chocolate

I cannot seem to get my mind off of the Double Layer Chocolate Cake I made this past weekend. Maybe it’s PMS. Maybe it is finally finding a chocolate cake worthy of gaining a couple of pounds. Maybe it is the fact that it is so much like the Ba Da Bing I thought I’d…

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Caught Chocolate Handed

I was upstairs putting Ella down for her nap yesterday morning. I knew Kelly was downstairs, but I just assumed that she was watching Noggin or playing with her baby dolls. As I came downstairs I looked over into the kitchen and saw this:   I snuck back upstairs and grabbed my camera to snap…

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Menu Planning Monday

Remember when I wrote out some of my goals for 2007? The very first thing on my list was to create a menu plan twice a month. Well, the first half of January was great. I made the plan, followed it with very little deviation, and I felt great. We saved money, ate out less,…

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Rich and Delicious

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words "Rich and Delicious"? Well… yes, Dr McDreamy, my favorite Grey’s Anatomy surgeon is what comes to mind first with me too. OK…let’s try this again. Let’s add the word chocolate? Now what? Right… that would go well with Dr McDreamy too,…

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