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I have fallen madly in love. With a blogger. Her name is Allie Brosh from Hyperbole and a Half. I love her. But mine is a tragic kind of love because I’m already happily married and I don’t think I’ll ever even actually meet her. But I love her. A lot.

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I’m not sure if people who have never lived in New York City really get coffee cake. Maybe I’m biased, and therefore totally wrong. But there is something really special about the coffee cakes I’ve seen there, especially in the ratio of crumb to cake. Maybe Texas knows how to do this too and I […]

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A few years ago Alton Brown did a funny episode of his show, Good Eats, about corn meal. His premise was that he had to explain to someone from South Carolina and someone from Southern Italy (at the same time) that grits and polenta are actually the same thing. In the show, neither were happy […]

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We were away for the weekend recently and when we got home a once over of the fridge revealed a pint of blueberries in the back on the top shelf. They were caught in that unfortunate point of decay where they were still perfectly edible, yet they had lost the lustrous plumpness of their prime […]

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Fried Banana

My kids are crazy. If the 20 minute long tantrum that began for no fathomable reason and ends for no fathomable reason, with a rapid shift from crying to hysterical giggling isn’t proof enough, then the following story should prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt.

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Passover is over now so everyone can return to using chametz (the grains forbidden during Passover). Now that everyone can use AP flour again we get to find a fun way of using up that leftover charoset.

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I had wanted to call these Faux-reos but didn’t because they if I billed them as homemade Oreos I was afraid you all would take me at my word and they aren’t really the same. These cookies are less cloyingly sweet and have a darker richer chocolate taste. But the name’s darn clever, isn’t it?

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If you have kids then you know that no matter how adventuresome they can be there will always be days when they are tired or grouchy or just plain finicky and macaroni and cheese is the only thing that will make them happy. Which is fine. I’ve been known to fall back on the old […]

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I was making a marinated London Broil recently and decided that I was just going to go old school and serve baked potatoes. But then after I got home with them I couldn’t bear the thought of serving something so plain. I know, I’m a pain in the tush when it comes to serving “boring” […]

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Ok, so I admit that I was holding out on you… I made these a while ago. Was I afraid you’d get bored if I did another post so soon on these butter cookies that are so ridiculously good and versatile? Yes. But aren’t they worthy of another blog post? Yes. Does one tire of […]

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