Category Archives: Recipes

Valentine’s Day Butter Cookies

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What better way to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you than by baking them a big batch of heart shaped cookies? Ok, there are some things that could be considered better – money, cars, twice as many cookies – but you must admit that fresh cookies are high up on the list. And this is one gorgeous batch of cookies, if ... Read More »

Yogurt Cake

 I knew it was only a matter of time before I got tagged. And I agree that this is a great way to get friendly with blogging buddies. Of course, I couldn’t do this without baking a little something to go along with it, so I tried a yogurt cake once more. It worked! And it was delicious. I adapted this from a recipe for ... Read More »

Sfogliatine con Crema di Mascarpone

This month’s Sugar High Friday theme was puff pastry, hosted by Clement at A La Cuisine!. I have to admit that it put me in a bit of a tight spot. When I am looking to make something sweet, I tend to shy away from things that seem to be already put together (read: puff pastry, I’m just trying to phrase it nicely). To me, ... Read More »

Oven-Fried Zucchini Sticks

I remember that when I was about 7, I couldn’t imagine how my parents could eat onion rings and fried zucchini sticks when we went out to steakhouses. And it certainly wasn’t because I was considering the artery-clogging qualities of those foods. To me, they were vegetables, no matter what form they took! Suffice to say, it did not take me long to love both ... Read More »

Orange Cranberry Bread

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Orange Cranberry Bread is one of my go-to quick breads that I make several times every year. I make it for myself, for my family, for gifts and for no good reason at all, just to share with friends. It is quick, easy and really outstanding as far as flavor goes. I first started making it when I was little – very little – using ... Read More »

Nicole’s Best Meatloaf

I don’t usually eat a lot of meat. This is not because I don’t like meat – I really do! The reason I don’t eat a whole lot is that various dishes are often only just adequate and that just isn’t good enough for me. When meat is bad, it’s inedible or not worth it. When meat is good, though, it’s really good. Maybe it ... Read More »

Sunday Brunch: Buttermilk Pancakes

Another lovely Sunday brunch. Pancakes are always a good option for breakfast. It only takes a few minutes to whip up the batter and a few more before they’re done. I love baked goods, too – muffins, scones, etc – but prefer not to have the wait for them to be ready early in the morning. I like to eat breakfast first thing and am ... Read More »

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