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and now for something completely different… coconut curry shrimp!

I know, right? Now what you’d expect to find on a blog about simple sweets, huh? But I also eat real food you know. And I cook it. So check out this 15 minute (yes, it takes 15 minutes to whip up) coconut curry shrimp dinner over at Tablespoon.   Feel free to share (nicely)! […]



from the archives: Thanksgiving plan from beginning to end

I always cook Thanksgiving, because I love the challenge. Well, more like because I don’t feel like traveling anywhere. Every year I get better at it, which makes sense because I started pretty low on the “Thanksgiving cooking ability” scale. To organize myself last year, since I had a lot more guests than I’ll have […]



Thanksgiving roundup from the archives

Geez. These holidays are passing us by with frightening speed, aren’t they? Did you have a scary Halloween? My oldest went as a “Haunted Butterfly.” You see, this summer, she saw a pair of butterfly wings in a museum. She desperately wanted them, but they cost $20. I made a deal. I would buy the […]



cinnamon maple pumpkin seeds with crunch

  First, Happy Halloween! Second, my apologies for a lack of how-to photographs. You see, I didn’t think these would be all that great. We carved our pumpkin yesterday and had all these seeds. And I figured I might as well bake them. And I didn’t even measure anything. And then they go and turn […]



attack of the mummy fruit

See? Not all of Halloween has to be about chocolate and candy. Sweet, sweet, delicious chocolate and candy. Fruit can dress up, too, into these bone-chilling, terrifying, straight-from-the-tomb mummies. Really, very scary. Ugh. Those dang googly-eyes are way too cute to be scary.   Geez Louise though, if you’re going to dress up the kids’ […]