Archive | 2006

I’m not dead, I swear

Tulum, a Mayan ruin located south of Playa Del Carmen. Things have been pretty slow around here lately — just kind of hanging out and enjoying the post-Christmas quiet. They’ll continue to be quiet on the blog until mid-January or so, as Shane and I heading to Playa Del Carmen in a few days. To […]

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‘Tis the Season for Tasty Gifts!

We have been a lucky family this week. First, my Uncle Anthony and (Aunt) Teresa sent us an annual Christmas ham from Heavenly Hams. It’s Christmas dinner every year, and we love it! Then, my Aunt Linda and Uncle Matt sent a Mrs. Field’s Cookie Basket. The chocolate chip cookies disappeared rather quickly… Next, an […]

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Les Petite Madeleines

Ready for their date with a cup of tea. Sadie’s class is exploring the world again, and this week, it was her group’s turn to present on France. Her portion of the presentation was on food — can you imagine a better topic for France? Being in third grade, however, she didn’t focus on coq […]

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Butter and Jam Thumbprints

Fresh out of the oven. Buttery and sweet, these are lovely holiday cookies. The best part, however, is the dollop of jam in the middle. Next time, I’ll make bigger thumbprints to fit in more jam! Butter and Jam Thumbprints 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 3/4 cup […]

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Retro Recipe Challenge #5: Boozy Holiday Round Up!

On the Eighteenth of December, Teresa of Vintage Style Files sent to the RRC a Cornish Hens Plymouth entree! On the Eighteenth of December, Emily from Appetitive Behavior sent to the RRC, a Scarlett O’Hara drink! On the Eighteenth of December, Haalo from Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once sent to the RRC, a Singapore […]

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Brown Sugar Chex Mix

‘Tis the season to be a lazy — no, let’s use a better term — efficient cook. With kids jingle-belling, and everyone telling you to be of good cheer, there really isn’t much time to do any cooking other than roasting those marshmallows. But there’s always a need for last-minute gift, and making them in […]

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RRC#5 Deadline Today

If you’ve got a retro recipe that shouldn’t be near an open flame, today’s the last day to send it in! Shoot an email with your blog link to RetroRecipeChallengeATgmailDOTcom by tonight at 11:59pm EST. Full details and resources can still be found here. Cheers!

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Peppermint Cacao Cocktail

Well, it’s not a retro drink recipe, but it’s a lovely little cocktail, chock-full of holiday cheer. Plus, what’s more festive than a drink served in a martini glass? For a prettier (but just as tasty) drink, use white creme de cacao. Peppermint Cacao cocktail ¼ oz (1 ½ tsp) peppermint schnapps½ oz (1 Tbsp) […]

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Little Help?

#1: Sadie’s class is exploring the countries of the world, and I’ve been called upon to make a French recipe for her third grade class. I’m looking for something that won’t chain me to the kitchen (it’s due next Wednesday – a mere FIVE days before Christmas) and will appeal to the palates of 8 […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Rich in cocoa flavor, these lovely Christmas cookies arepunctuated by crunchy bits of mint. I didn’t add the crushed candies to the batter, thinking it would be too much but I regret that decision. An additional minty snap would have added a nice counterpoint to the chewiness of the chocolate cookie. A note: I chilled […]

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