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Neil and the boys got me a few fun things for Christmas: The book and ice pop molds were on my wish list, but still, they’ll never convince me that they weren’t selfishly-motivated with these purchases. It reminds me of the year I got Neil an answering machine because I wanted one. Or the year [...]continue reading "Punch Pops"
I just put a batch of hooks in the oven to cure, and I figured I would take this opportunity to share with you something else I recently put in the oven that is not polymer clay, but actual honest-to-goodness edible food. This time of year, there is always a little bit of buzz in [...]continue reading "Pumpkin (or Banana Maple) Muffins"
Today is Neil’s birthday. After the summer he’s had, I wanted to do it up big for his birthday. I think I’m pretty good at providing a festive atmosphere and well-loved gifts for the boys’ birthdays, but Neil’s birthday has never really been as successful for me. Maybe it’s because we don’t usually have a [...]continue reading "And Many More: a heart-healthy birthday cake"
One of the things that was waiting for me upon our return from the Boston area last Thursday was a book I had requested from the library: People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn’s Coolest Pop Shop Nearly all of the recipes in this book follow a formula: fresh [...]continue reading "Watermelon Cucumber Slushies"
I’ve been in such a cooking rut lately. Once upon a time, I used to make actual meals that did not involve defrosting frozen stuff. I recently decided to blame my poor kitchen performance on the state of my recipe collection. It may not really be the reason, but it was there and I needed [...]continue reading "Chicken and Pasta in Ginger Sauce"
I first saw this on Pinterest with no source given. I found it repulsive in a can’t-avert-my-eyes kind of way, and so I google image searched my way to the original. I showed it to the one person in this house (other than me) who likes both pasta and hot dogs, and he was all [...]continue reading "Spaghetti Dogs"
Libby saw this salad in my Flickr photostream last week and requested the recipe, and since it’s been entirely too long around here, recipe-wise, I am gladly typing it up and sharing it right now. I found this salad years ago in one of my old favorite books, Vineyard Seasons by Susan Branch (used copies [...]continue reading "Pine Nut Salad"
It all started with a bag of apple “seconds,” a willing assistant, and a photo op. Eamonn was helping me break in our new apple peeler/corer/slicer, and I (of course) had the camera out for the occasion. “Let’s make a video,” said he, and before long we found ourselves embarking on a multi-part Flufy Makes [...]continue reading "Make-Ahead Apple Pie"
I recently took my coffeemaker off of the counter top and regained about a square foot of space. In my kitchen, that’s a big deal. It’s not that I’ve given up coffee – I still have my morning cup most days – it’s just that I’ve found a new way to make that cup, and [...]continue reading "Cold-Press Coffee, or, How I Reclaimed Some Precious Counter Space"
I originally posted about these slushy, delicious fruity drinks back in 2007. Since then, I’ve made a few tiny changes (and taken some much nicer pictures, if we’re being honest here) and thought it was worth an update. We make these smoothies every year when the weather turns hot. They’re like Summer in a Cup! [...]continue reading "Strawberry-Lemonade Smoothies 2.0"