Roast Chicken Braised in Milk

February 9, 2014

The weather continues to be cold with snow mounting ever higher here in Chicago.  The weathermen have been referring to the city as “Chiberia.”  It’s been a good time to stay indoors and cook comfort food.

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Ginger Garlic Salmon with Cabbage Salad

February 4, 2014

Every now and then a recipe comes along where you know from the first bite that you will be making it forever after.  This is absolutely one of those recipes—wow, is it ever fabulous!

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Oreo Football Helmet Cookie Balls

January 31, 2014

With the New England Patriots out of the running, it’s hard to get excited about the Super Bowl.  Unless I care who wins, the appeal just isn’t there.  I’ll tell you what is appealing, though—these little helmet-shaped Oreo cookie balls!

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Kale-Spinach Smoothie

January 26, 2014

January is almost over, and I have yet to post the obligatory healthy green smoothie recipe.  Bad blogger!  Hopefully, some of you are still following your New Year’s resolutions.

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My Top Favorites of 2013 – Round 2

January 19, 2014
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As promised, here are my top ten favorites of 2013 (in no particular order) which were new to the blog but which are old family favorites.  Some are probably older than a few of you readers!  As you look down the list, you may think that a few of the recipes appear ordinary or somewhat [...]

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My Top Favorites of 2013 – Round 1

January 12, 2014
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  Last week, I posted the top ten recipes on my site as viewed by my readers in 2013.  Some of the recipes were actually posted in 2013 but remain quite popular and are viewed regularly by people new to the site.  My copycat recipes for the Levain Bakery quartet of cookies fall into this [...]

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2013 Top Ten Favorites

January 5, 2014
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It’s time for the annual review of readers’ favorite recipes in 2013.  Four out of the ten top picks are my copycat recipes for New York City’s Levain Bakery cookies.  All four are outrageously good–one bite, and you, too, will join the fan club.  Throw in Pepparkakor and half the top ten picks are cookies.  [...]

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Custard Eggnog

December 29, 2013

There doesn’t seem to be any in-between when it comes to eggnog.  You either love it or hate it.  At our house, we like it so much that I made three batches of two different recipes over the last week.

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Cranberry Bliss Bars – A Starbucks Clone

December 24, 2013

If you are a fan of Cranberry Bliss Bars, the seasonal Starbucks offering, here’s a little Christmas gift from me to you.  It’s a copycat recipe that’s better than the original!

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Holiday Eggnog

December 22, 2013
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‘Tis the season…to drink eggnog!

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