Appetizer

Pumpkin Bread

by Sara on September 22, 2011

warm, buttered pumpkin bread

With tomorrow marking the beginning of fall, it seems appropriate to post something, well, fall-ish. (I’m even drinking caramel apple coffee and burning a cinnamon-scented candle in the spirit of the season.) I’ve been craving pumpkin bread for awhile now, and even had a can of pumpkin puree stashed away in the pantry from last [...]

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Transforming Leftovers: Nachos

by Sara on January 24, 2011

beef nachos

Watching football is stressful if you’re invested in one of the teams. I was laughed at as I repeated, “Oh, my God!” over and over when I thought something bad might happen. In other words, constantly. And that was just during the first drive. Not wanting to be laughed at further, I spent a good [...]

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Cranberry Orange Spread

by Sara on December 30, 2010

cranberry-orange spread

It’s funny how random recipes we try around the holidays end up part of the regular rotation. There are the old favorites, like shrimp dip and cheese & crackers, as well as newer items, like cranberry orange spread, my sister-in-law’s apple dip, my peppermint white truffles, and now this year’s chocolate peppermint cookies have been [...]

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Bacon Jam

by Sara on December 18, 2010

Bacon Jam

When I was a kid, I never understood when adults would say they’d rather give presents than receive presents. Huh? What a foreign concept to a child! Birthdays, Christmas, Easter, they all seemed to be occasions specifically designed for us to get PRESENTS. The rush of excitement when you’d wake in the morning, waiting to [...]

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