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Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie Slice

When I was a kid, I liked to dip fresh strawberries into a little bit of sugar before I ate them. When they were still damp from being washed, the sugar clung perfectly to the berries and having a little bit of sugar made not-quite-perfect berries taste amazing. I didn’t use a lot, just enough to kiss the berries. I would eat the strawberries that ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Lemonade and limeade are refreshing drinks, not just because they’re served cold, but because of the zestiness of the citrus fruits. This zestiness carries over into other dishes, so it’s no surprise that Culinary in the Country dubbed these Coconut-Lime Bars with Hazelnut Shortbread Crust as being refreshing. The bright lime flavor really stands out against the sweet coconut and nutty crunch of a shortbread ... Read More »

Threadcakes Cake Contest 2009!

Scream Cake

If you’re not familiar with Threadless,  you might want to head on over and check out their site. The t-shirt company started small and became a runaway hit by using user-submitted designs for their clothing. The community is huge and new designs are usually voted in by them. They’re a creative crowd. The designs range from pieces that look like classical works of art (or ... Read More »

Bug Pancake Pan

Bug Mini Pancake Pan

I was out shopping the other day when I came across Nordicware’s new Bug Pancake Pan. The pan was so cute, I almost couldn’t resist taking one home with me. The havy duty pan is nonstick and has silver dollar sized depressions for pancakes in each of seven designs: the dragonfly, snail, butterfly, ladybug, spider, bee, worm and beetle. The bugs are adorable and much ... Read More »

Nutella Souffles

Nutella Souffles

Yogurt can be a great, no fuss base for souffles. This is particularly true of thick Greek-style yogurt, as it provides a lot of body to the base of a souffle recipe. One of my favorite souffles that features yogurt is my Yogurt Cheesecake Souffles, as they have a fluffy texture but a rich cheesecake-like flavor in spite of the fact that they include no ... Read More »

Cooking Club

Cooking Club

A cooking club is just what it sounds like – a group of people who come together to share their love of cooking, eating and food in general. Many people who join cooking clubs have a vested interest in food and are looking to meet other like-minded people. Others choose to join a group to encourage themselves to cook more, or even to get out ... Read More »

Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

Gazpacho is a great hot-weather soup because it uses lots of fresh veggies and is very refreshing. But there are plenty of other cold soups out there than make terrific meals on a hot day, too. Another favorite of mine is Vichyssoise, or Potato Leek Soup. This soup is very simple to make and uses only a few ingredients. It tastes quite light and silky, ... Read More »

Smokey Blue Cheese Cornbread

Smokey Blue Cheese Cornbread

Blue cheese is one of those things that either you love or you hate. Good quality blue cheeses have a strong flavor, to say the least. Smoked blue cheese has an even stronger flavor still, with the tanginess of the cheese and the strong, smokey flavor that I associate with barbecue. I have had a package of smoked blue cheese sitting in my fridge for ... Read More »

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