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New York Times Original Plum (or any other fruit) Torte

New York Times Original Plum (or any other fruit) Torte

As I mentioned we’ve had a few birthdays around here lately. Birthdays always involve lots of cooking and baking of new recipes and old recipes. This one here is apparently an old recipe that is new to me. I needed a simple cake to serve […]

Brownie Garden for Spring or Easter

Brownie Garden for Spring or Easter

I fell in love with these sweet little garden brownie bites from the moment I came across them on Party Pinching. How cute are they? Start with your favorite brownie recipe, brownie cupcake recipe, boxed brownie mix, or Entenmann’s Little Brownie Bites. Top each with […]

Barn Birthday Cake

  This post has been in my draft folder for a year! Not sure why it never published! Better late than never ūüėČ For our little girl’s second birthday we hosted an apple picking party at a farm. I was excited for the opportunity to […]

Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad

Ina Garten has been my favorite celebrity chef for a while now. There is such¬†tranquility about her. I admire how she relies on solid ingredients and lets the food speak for itself. She creates hearty, satisfying, and delicious¬†meals and she entertains with such ease. Her […]

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Folks, before you read this recipe I need you to promise me you will not look at the nutritional info on this one. This is one of those “holiday indulgences” where you savor every bite and don’t think twice. It is rich +¬†creamy + salty […]


The very generous folks from POM Wonderful sent me several bottles of POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice.¬† They¬†also sent a very informative fact sheet containing¬†some interesting information¬†about pomegranate juice and the health benefits of¬†drinking it.¬† Here are a¬†couple of points that I found particularly interesting: […]

Thai Lettuce Wraps

¬†This is a perfect “make Sunday and serve Monday and Tuesday” meal!¬† The flavors deepen as the turkey marinates so a couple of days in the fridge actually boosts the flavor.¬† The textures of the meat, vegetables, and nuts make these wraps satisfying to the […]

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