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Brown Hound Bistro

Dining Review: Brown Hound Bistro

Originally published on June 26, 2013. Summer is in full swing, which is a good excuse to get out of the city. Head south on Route 64, down toward Canandaigua Lake, through Bloomfield, past Bristol Mountain Ski Resort (marvel at the green summer slopes), and stop before you reach Monica’s Pies and downtown Naples. Near […]

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Swan Market Sausage Source: Groupon.com

Dining Review: Swan Market

Parsells Avenue  is part of a residential neighborhood. Children and dogs play behind chain-link fences in shaggy grass, men and women gather to chat on porch stoops, and teenage men bicycle bare-chested down the street, their wheels gliding past a broken bottle or two. It’s not where you’d expect to get a taste and feel […]

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deep-dish-cookie-pie

Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pie (Healthy!)

When you’re craving something sweet, chocolately, rich and gooey — but aren’t quite ready to spend A) hours in the kitchen or B) thousands of calories, give this recipe from Chocolate-Covered Katie a try. It really hits the “Dear God, I need something decadent” spot. Bonus: since it’s made with chickpeas (yes, chickpeas; no, you […]

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schnitzel

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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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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