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Gluten free and the holidays

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

This is my first holiday season being gluten free.  Most of the time I have no problem eating gluten free, I love so many foods that are naturally GF that I don’t really have to think about it most of the time. And I’ve adjusted my shopping habits where necessary – GF pasta for the […]

Seven Things: How to make yourself a birthday cake

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

I don’t often make cake. Cupcakes by the dozens, but rarely cake.  And to be honest, the cakes I’ve made in the past have been ho-hum. There was a pretty awesome sweet and salty chocolate caramel cake, but the actual cake was nothing to write home about. All the additions were amazing, but the cake was […]

Seven Things: to cook with all the wonderful late summer fruits and veggies

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Fiance and I have a half farm share this year, which means that every 2 weeks we get to pick up a box of veggies from a local (about an hour and a half away) farm.  Having such fresh produce has been wonderful.  Every other friday I excitedly wait for the list of veggies we’ll […]

winter vacation

Friday, December 17th, 2010

If ever I doubt that school is worth while, please remind me about winter break. Seriously, 3 weeks with nothing to do but enjoy family, friends and holiday goodies? Right up my alley. I’m starting the baking tonight, because I head back to Minnesota bright and early in the morning, and will be making it […]

enjoying the autumn colors

Friday, October 29th, 2010

A couple weekends ago, one of my besties came out for a mini autumn vacay. Let me tell you, Michigan is so beautiful during the fall.  The only thing that would make it a more picturesque season is if there were a couple thousand lakes around. Boyfriend’s uncles accused me of being a huanted house […]

Cream Puffs

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

On Friday I was inspired, and baked up these bad boys Cut in half and stuffed with whipped cream and mixed berries: Piped with whipped cream:

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

After going through the pictures on my camera that I had yet to upload to the computer and realizing that they were nearly all of food, I’ve made the new year’s resolution to take more photos of people. But in the mean time, here are some of the things I’ve been cooking up. Back in […]

Cold Air Warm Kitchen or Long Time Fan, First Time Canner

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Way back towards the beginning of October, when early frost warnings were threatening, I decided to try my hand at canning the lovely harvested veggies that I had sitting around in piles to big to hope to be eaten in time. All I did was hot process, the pressure process is still a bit intimidating […]

Put it in your pocket

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

We kinda love middle eastern food around here, and as I dabble with turning my family into make it yourself foodies, we’ve taken to making our own from scratch. Actually, the whole bit of this project started when shopping at the coop. There was plenty of pita, but a packet of four ran for over […]