May 2011

Memorial Day Recipes

by Sara on May 26, 2011

adorned with berries

After considering a dozen various dessert recipes for my parents’ Memorial Day weekend cookout, it was my three year old niece who inadvertently made the decision for me. When I made my red velvet birthday cake, I sent leftovers throughout the family, so everyone could have some. I’ve never seen K turn down cake before, [...]

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macs and blackberry

I’m sore. On Saturday, my mom and I planted the majority of my garden and container pots. I had done the raspberry bushes a few weeks prior, and my mom gave me a potted blueberry plant earlier in the month, but the majority of the work remained: flowers and herbs. The weather was iffy for [...]

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

by Sara on May 18, 2011

broccoli cheese soup and homemade baguette

I did it!!! After last year’s failed attempt at finding a recipe for my favorite soup, I thought I’d never be able to make not just a decent broccoli cheese soup, but a really good version. It had to be thick and creamy – perfect for dunking warm bread – with a light taste of [...]

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Croque Monsieur

by Sara on May 14, 2011

croque monsieur

Our projected high for the day is a good 35 degrees cooler than it was just a couple of days ago. It seems we can never find the happy medium that would make a perfect spring day. But, I have to confess, I’m okay with the cooler temperatures right now. The near-record highs we experienced [...]

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