The Miracle Boule: The Best Homemade Bread Ever

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 The sparse and lonely crumbs left on the cutting board would have to agree with my husband who says, “this is the best bread you’ve ever made”. I agree with him too. They devoured it. It took me twenty-four hours of waiting and it was gone within an hour once it was ready. I can’t […]

Peanut Sesame Noodles: Featuring Summer Squash

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  This is one of those dishes.  It’s one of those obvious template recipes, where you can add whatever your favorite vegetables are or whatever is in season at the moment.  It’s similar to a salad, but bulkier and more interesting.   I don’t make many Asian dishes, so the optional use of linguini fini […]

Six Cheese Tomato and Chard Pizza

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I have a (not so) secret obsession with pizza. Is that wrong?  I don’t really think so, but it is my personal gateway to flat out food nerd.  I’m ok with that though.   I wanted a really good pizza.   The only problem with that is that I live here. Which is beautiful, but […]

“Chocolate Awesomes”


It has rained for four days in a row!  Granted, my tomato plants are happy the heat wave has ended, but we’re stuck indoors and the kids and I are a bit bored.  We did crafts, we did board games, we even cleaned (sorta-kinda), but it was short-lived.   So, what else to do but bake […]

Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes


In case you didn’t notice the blistering heat indices afflicting our lovely nation, let me tell ya… it’s been really hot outside.   That means I don’t use the oven much, but when I do bake, I do it in the morning before the sun starts tormenting my feeble air conditioning. Grilling season is in […]

Black Bean and Veggie Burritos

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Ok, Confession time: I haven’t been out of the house without my children since I turned thirty.   Well, really since Max was born.   He’s now two years old.   I went out for a couple of hours once to try to enjoy myself, but, I worried the entire time and ran back home […]