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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

If there’s someone in your life who loves the (irresistible?) combination of peanut butter and chocolate, might I suggest you forgo the traditional Valentines’s Day wine and box of chocolates and make these for your beloved instead? The chocolate cake recipe is a “KAF Gauranteed” from King Arthur Flour. It offers a balanced chocolate flavor […]

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Schwartzwald Schnitzel with Carmelized Onions

One of our favorite local restaurants is Rheinblick German Restaurant, serving up all manners of hearty, German fare.  Knockwurst, spaetzel, gluhwein, rouladen — they’re all ready to be eaten! Our favorite by far, however, is schnitzel.  Thin slices of pork (or veal) breaded and fried in butter are served with squeeze of lemon — mmm, oh […]

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chocolate banana oatmeal

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

It’s a New Year and everyone, including (especially?) me,  feels compelled to eat a little better. So it’s especially nice to do so when it doesn’t *taste* healthy. This recipe is adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie’s Five-Minute Chocolate Oatmeal. You won’t believe how rich and decadent oatmeal (of all things!) tastes — it’s like warm […]

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Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni & Cheese

Photo courtesy of Wegmans.com I don’t know what exactly it is about macaroni & cheese but it is deliciously comforting. This recipe fits that bill and, if you use a “super pasta” it’s even a tiny bit healthy! Macaroni & Cheese (adapted from the original recipe) 14.5 oz short cut pasta (elbows, ziti, etc.), cooked […]

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Cinnamon Walnut Banana Bread

I know June isn’t synonymous with banana bread but, as I reached to grab some sherbet from the freezer last night, several bananas-on-ice stared back at me, asking, “When are you going to use us up?” Well, fine: ask and ye shall receive. I’ve baked this recipe before, with fantastic results, but I wanted to […]

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream

A fast post here: as part of my “thank you for helping out with the website” I was asked to make “vanilla cupcakes with sort of spring-looking frosting” so I baked up Smitten Kitchen’s vanilla cake recipe, topped with a lime buttercream. The results: mmmm. The cake is moist and tender and the frosting has […]

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Southern Biscuits

Southern Biscuits

Life is so much busier than it used to be. I apologize if this comes across as whining — I don’t mean it to, I’m just trying to re-adjust. My working at Geneseo as Web Communications Manager is the first time in almost a decade that I’ve had a 9 to 5 job (well, 8 […]

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Beef & Irish Draught Stew

Alas, no picture for this as we — and 15 other friends — gobbled this up too quickly. Also, it’s hard to photograph stew in an attractive fashion; I mean, have you tried recently? It comes out looking, literally, like a hot mess. Looks aside, I can assure you it’s a delicious stew that tastes […]

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Chewy Chocolate Drop Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Drop Cookies

Well, Happy New Year, everybody! Sure, it’s only a month and a half late, and three and a half months since my last blog post, but who’s counting? Where have I been? I started a new job about six months ago (has it been that long? Holy crap.) in which I am mistress of all […]

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Coconut Macaroons and Confections of a Master Baker

Coconut Macaroons and Confections of a Master Baker

A few weeks ago, Stephanie to participate in The Edible Word for Confections of a (Closet) Master Baker by Gesine Bullock-Prado. The rules were to “pick a dish that she mentions in the book or an ingredient that she talks about. Find a recipe or create a recipe for that dish, pastry or ingredient, and […]

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