I’m on a lobster roll.  Pun intended!  Sorry…

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Hellooooooooooooo Cape Cod!

Or, in the case of these two lobsters, good-bye Cape Cod.  Sucks to be a crustacean around here!

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Did you miss me?  It’s been a while since my last post.  A combination of events worked together to, at first, slow me down and then to knock me down—both literally and figuratively!

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When I saw the recipe for these oh-so-cute Cadbury cream egg cookie cups, it suddenly occurred to me that I had never actually had a Cadbury cream egg.  Because my mother had never put any in my Easter basket, I wasn’t familiar with them and, consequently, never bought any to put in my own children’s Easter baskets.

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Biscotti Cake

April 13, 2014

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Like many of today’s kids, I ate my share of chocolate bunnies and chocolate Easter eggs when I was younger—and lord knows I’m a chocoholic to this day.  Having said that, when I think about what desserts to make for Easter, strange as it may seem, chocolate is not on the list.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

March 30, 2014

Raise your hand if you buy those packets of premade taco seasoning mix.  OK, you can put your hand down now; and you won’t ever have to raise it again as long as you swear to make your own taco seasoning mix from now on.

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A Very Special Retirement Party

March 25, 2014
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After 35 years of working for corporate America with some years off for good behavior when my children were little, I am now a free woman and reveling in life as a retiree.  And to clear up any misconception, the previously mentioned “good behavior” was on my part, not necessarily the children’s!

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Espresso Shortbread Cookies with Irish Whiskey Glaze

March 16, 2014

Yesterday the City of Chicago held its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.  Part of the yearly festivities includes dyeing the Chicago River green which is quite a sight to see!

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Pistachio and Chocolate Cake

March 9, 2014
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It’s that time of year when people become enamored of all things green.  For food bloggers that means a green dessert is in order.

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Broiled Steelhead Trout with Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic

March 2, 2014

  Can you tell the difference between salmon and steelhead trout by just looking at them?  Well, I discovered that I obviously can’t since I came home from the supermarket yesterday with a package of steelhead trout when I thought I had bought salmon.

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