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Black Cat Cake

by Sara on November 3, 2011

black cat cake

Ok, let me just get this out there. As evidenced by these pictures, I am not an artist. Not even close. It would have been easier to simply use candy for the eyes, and probably the nose, too. But my real cat has these beautiful green eyes, and I wanted to at least attempt to [...]

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Grilled Pizza

by Sara on October 5, 2011

serving pizza

This is, by far, the best pizza I’ve ever made in my life. Yes, ever. And I’ve made a few pizzas, even going so far as to store my own partially-baked crusts in my freezer. But unless you have a wood-burning oven in your home, or have jimmied your self-cleaning oven to allow extremely high [...]

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Chocolate Croissants

by Sara on July 27, 2011

croissant

There’s something very satisfying and rewarding about making your own croissants. It’s about knowing you put your own elbow grease into rolling out that cold, butter-filled dough, over and over. That the soreness you feel in your arms and upper back is a direct result of the chocolate-filled pastry you have baking in the oven. [...]

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Zucchini Pasta

by Sara on July 7, 2011

twirling the zucchini

For me, pasta is more of a delivery vehicle for a favorite sauce, rather than an excitement unto itself. Sure, there are gourmet flavored pastas, which I do enjoy from time to time, but for the most part, I don’t find pasta all that interesting. A few years back, I discovered spaghetti squash and realized [...]

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