Treat of the Week

Valentine Apple Pie

February 14, 2012
Valentine Apple Pie

For those of you who played our little game yesterday, the answer is APPLE PIE.  Yes, I know apple pie is not a traditional Valentine’s Day treat, but it could be.  If it had hearts.  So let’s make apple pie with hearts. 1 recipe double pie crust (No, pre-made crust won’t do.  If you...
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Holiday Recipes: Cranberry Orange Bread

December 1, 2011

2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup oil (canola or coconut) 1 egg 2 cups cranberries, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped Preheat oven to 375º   Combine flour through salt and set aside.  In a large bowl, combine OJ through egg. ...
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Coconut Cream Cake

June 10, 2011

So, I figured I wouldn’t leave you in the dark about what I was eating the other day.  I had the pleasure of creating a birthday cake for a friend, and while my cake decorating results were less than stellar, everybody loved the cake.  And I am sharing the recipe with you. 2 cups...
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I Just Don’t Want to Stop

June 6, 2011

I hold the knife in my hand. Take it easy. Carefully, I push the knife forward and down. Exercise some self-control. At first there is some resistance, and then the knife cuts through easily. Just a little cut. One more cut, and then I slowly lift the piece out, still a bit cool from...
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Frosted Coconut “Cupcakes”

April 13, 2011

Yeah, I know that I said my life is about more than just food, and that’s still true (although by the way I’ve been eating you wouldn’t know it), but last week really did a number on me.  And what’s the best cure for a case of the blues?  A pity party.  With cupcakes,...
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Pumpkin Breakfast Bars

February 8, 2011
Pumpkin Breakfast Bars

I sort of went overboard on the canned pumpkin right before the holidays and still have a bunch in my makeshift pantry, so I thought I’d put it to good use.  With Valentine’s Day approaching and an unpredictable amount of candy on the horizon, I didn’t want to make anything too sweet, so I...
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I’ll Be Shaving My Legs

February 4, 2011

Are you getting pumped up for the Superbowl?  I could care less.  I have never been a football fan.   There’s just too much meat involved, in all ways imaginable. This Sunday, I’ll be busy shopping.  Or shaving my legs.  Okay, so neither of those is very likely to happen.  But I will be...
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Holiday Recipes: Butter Cookies

November 12, 2010
Holiday Recipes: Butter Cookies

There are sugar cookies.  And then there are good sugar cookies.  And then there are butter cookies.  Need I go on?  I made these for Halloween, but they are an anytime cookie- just change the decorations.  Oh, and yes, everyone loves them, adults and kids alike.  This recipe is for you, Alex. 1/2 pound...
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Holiday Recipes: Pumpkin Mini Muffins

November 9, 2010
Holiday Recipes: Pumpkin Mini Muffins

I made these mini muffins for Hayden’s 3rd birthday party, which was at 10 am.  Everybody devoured them, Hayden included (yes, even after he had two pieces of cake).  These sweet, wholesome muffins make a great breakfast or brunch treat, especially during the holidays.  Make a batch and wrap them in gift bags for...
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Poppy Seed Cake

October 8, 2010
Poppy Seed Cake

I’ve received some requests for a poppy seed cake recipe, so here it is.  Growing up, the only poppy seed cake we ever had was made with boxed pudding and cake mix.  I don’t cook that way, so this one is au naturale- only the good stuff.  It’s delicious for brunch, afternoon snack, just...
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It’s Wine-Thirty

September 18, 2010
It’s Wine-Thirty

I won’t even begin to bore you with the details of my long Saturday, except to say that H was pushing limits, didn’t take a nap, and we are both grumpy.  Oh, and S is out of town with The Guys.  Here’s what I want.  Right now.  With fancy pizza. The Prisoner 2008 California...
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Blueberry Pumpkin Bundt Cake

July 23, 2010
Blueberry Pumpkin Bundt Cake

With fresh blueberries in season, this is a great way to incorporate an already delicious fruit into a tasty treat. With two cups of berries and a cup of pumpkin, this cake is packed with super-food nutrients. 3 cups flour 4 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground...
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Summertime Series: Less-Guilt Chocolate Chip Cookies

July 4, 2010
Summertime Series: Less-Guilt Chocolate Chip Cookies

For those who are looking for an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert for today’s feast, here is your recipe.  And the best part?  These cookies are made without butter and egg yolks, making them a great choice for those watching their cholesterol intake. 2 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 4 tbs...
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Summertime Series: Tropical Smoothie Pops

June 24, 2010
Summertime Series: Tropical Smoothie Pops

Los Angeles hit 80° yesterday (mid-westerners and beyond, please don’t hate me- our real heat has yet to come), so it was a good day for an afternoon popsicle.  These fruit smoothie pops would satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth, and they are good for you, too! 1 ripe banana 1 cup mango chunks 1/2 cup...
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