Winter

Homemade Oreos and the Super Bowl

by Sara on February 7, 2011

oreo close-up

For a few weeks now, I’ve had a craving for Oreos. I thought about buying some, but I remembered seeing a recipe for the homemade version, and with the Super Bowl coming up, I thought, why not make them for the game? I could make them a day ahead, leaving gameday for things that had [...]

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Orange Cranberry Pound Cake

by Sara on January 18, 2011

orange cranberry pound cake

Sometimes I conduct food experiments. I’m not referring to cooking or baking, but more of what I eat. Yesterday was going to be such an experiment, but halfway through the day, I changed my mind. Now and again, I dial back my carb intake for a few days, as my own little detox. It’s very [...]

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Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

by Sara on January 13, 2011

pumpkin doughnut muffin

Wow. Holy moly, are these good. I first spied this recipe in the November issue of Everyday Food when they had a section dedicated to pumpkin. However, I’d already made a pan of these pumpkin bars, and quite frankly, we were all pumpkined-out. I had no choice but to wait, which now, I kind of [...]

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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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