Archive | July, 2006

Blueberry Lemon Bread Pudding

Armed with a loaf of stale bakery bread and a pint of beautiful blueberries that weren’t getting any younger, I came up with a recipe for Blueberry Bread Pudding. Really – I came up with it! It’s my creation! When I enrolled in my first cooking class five years ago, my ultimate goal was to […]

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Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Summer Fruit Salsa

Photo courtesy of CookingLight.com. Our good friends Ken and Andrea invited us to dinner last night. We had grilled shrimp with a fruit salsa; Andrea had found the recipe in the June issue of Cooking Light. (Lis, I thought of you!) Andrea and I did the prep work — basically lots of chopping — and […]

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Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Lemon blueberry bundt, with fresh bluberries and lemon zest tucked in the center. Last Friday, Carolyn invited a slew of people over for a hot dog cookout (really a weenie roast – so retro!). Armed with portable chairs, we sat in her backyard and ate, overlooking her chickens, ducks, and the wheat (?) field beyond […]

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Update: Closin’ Cookies

It KILLED me not to mention this in the original Closin’ Cookies post, but I did not on the advice of our realtors. I think now, however, I can safely reveal the story: We put the house up for sale on a Friday night. The next day – Saturday – we had two parties look […]

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Retro Recipe Challenge #2 Round-Up

I think we have a dream spread here, folks. There is nary a healthy dish in sight. We are laden with sugar, fat, salt — just the way people ate before they knew about cholesterol. So get out your prescription for Lipitor and dig in. The lovely AliCat from Peanut Butter Cake with Peanut Butter […]

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Slacker’s Shepherd Pie

Sometimes, you want something good to eat but can’t muster the energy to do much of anything (much less photograph it for a blog entry). Hence, Slacker’s Shepherd Pie. Assemble, bake, and eat while laying on the couch, watching a stupid movie. Shepherd Pie (from Real Simple magazine)1 1/2 pounds ground turkey1 1.2-ounce package chicken […]

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RRC#2 Submission: Lime Honey Dressing

So appealing, don’t you think? The recipe for Lime Honey Dressing comes from the 1957 edition of Helen Corbitt’s Cookbook. Corbitt was the director of restaurants at the “famous” Neiman-Marcus store in Dallas. Here’s a partial description from the bookflap: This Yankee-born authority on food is a truly creative cook and superlative party-giver. Earl Winston […]

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Net Neutrality Update

From Tim Karr, SavetheInternet.com: Dear SavetheInternet.com blogger, Net neutrality supporters are gearing up against a Senate vote on Sen. Ted “The Internet is a Series of Tubes” Stevens‘ telecommunications bill (S 2686). This bad bill fails to protect Net Neutrality. To preserve Internet freedom, we need to be sure that this bill gets overhauled or […]

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RRC#2 Deadline TODAY at 11:59pm EST

You know those PBS fundraising drives the stations run twice a year? The hosts get increasingly desperate towards the end of the drive. They get pushy and sweaty and start offering totebags. Especially when their goal is $5,000,000 and they’ve raised about $500. I feel their pain. This carnival has been up for a month […]

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Back from NY

Breakfast on the run (balanced on my leg) from Amy’s Bread. It’s been quite a week. We visited the Empire State Building, American Girl Place, Build-a-Bear, Cole Haan, Toys R Us, the Liberty Science Center (sailing past the Statue of Liberty on the way), the NY Hall of Science, the old World’s Fair grounds, Coney […]

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