Monthly Archives: December 2011

comfort & joy: delicious food over the holidays

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Christmas Day is officially over and everyone is now gearing up for the New Year’s Eve count down. Did you have an enjoyable Christmas? What was the highlight of your holidays? Mine was baking sweets to share with family and … Continue reading

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southern comfort: chicken stew and biscuits

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This past weekend as I was puttering around the kitchen trying to decide what to bake, I came to an epiphany of sorts. “Jo” I said to myself (in my head of course) “you always bake sweet things, why don’t … Continue reading

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i like butter: almond butter tartlets

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It’s true! I do like butter and I’m not shy about saying it. I’ve tried margarine and vegan margarine in baking but nothing compares to the creamy richness of butter. The smell of a freshly opened block of butter brings … Continue reading

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mrs. dash: rigatoni with sausage

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As much as I enjoy spending time cooking in the kitchen, there are times when I’d rather not make a huge mess and instead grab some take-out. It’s true…I do indulge in take-out on occasion and then regret it when … Continue reading

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it’s all about the chocolate: banana muffins with chocolate chips and walnuts

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When it comes to muffins, I can’t say that I go crazy over them. I don’t buy them at coffee shops and if I were at a buffet brunch I’d pass them up for something else like pancakes or waffles. … Continue reading

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