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Pumpkin Gingerbread

November 28th, 2009|Food Mood|

Oh wow. Totally ignore those pumpkin bars I wrote about a few days ago. I mean, they are OK.... but this, this is amazing. Pumpkin Gingerbread. It's a quickbread loaf and it is totally scrumptious. You don't even need butter on it, at least not when it is freshly cooled. So if you have a [...]

Pumpkin Squares

November 24th, 2009|Food Mood|

OK, three cans of pumpkin and three cans of evaporated milk from the depths of the cupboard. Plus a can of pumpkin pie filling (stupid mistake at the grocery store) and another tiny can of evaporated milk. And then there are those three cans of condensed milk to deal with too. One thing at a [...]

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Chicken and White Bean Chili

November 23rd, 2009|Food Mood|

Do you ever look at your cupboards and realize that, for the most part, you live out of the first few inches? It gets scary to dig deeper because you never know what you will find. Long forgotten ingredients for something you thought you'd make, then forgot about, then lost the recipe for... I knew [...]

Pancakes….but in a can?

November 8th, 2009|Food Mood, Worth Watching|

Pancakes. Comfort food. Even the word sounds comforting. Memories of weekend breakfasts at Granny and Grandad's farm, at Grandma and Grandpa's orchard, at our cabin, and at home too of course. Pancakes are awesome, easy, nourishing. Pancakes...cakes made in a pan. How can this "not" be a good thing? Sure, I can see the argument [...]

Tinned Fish Casserole

October 29th, 2009|Food Mood|

Ever had one of those days when you wished you hadn't picked up the phone? I just did. I received some bad news, news I'd been expecting for about 6 months, but hoped wouldn't come. There is a reason I call myself an optimistic pessimist. I hope for the best, but I always expect the [...]

Muffin Mistake

October 27th, 2009|Food Mood|

And that's a wrap! I tried another batch of muffins today and screwed up when i was reading my scribbles and revisions...and in doing so, I think I actually nailed them! I had changed my recipe to half buttermilk and half sour cream...but I messed up and added too much buttermilk... so then I just [...]

Muffins…Round…. I Lost Track

October 1st, 2009|Food Mood|

After a few more tries and some resounding failures I've come back a few steps and tried again. I've added a bit of sour cream this time to try and find that "tang". I also bought a few more muffins from the bakery since it had been some time since I've had a comparison. After [...]

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The Continuing Saga of the Search for the Perfect Cottage Cheese Muffin

September 17th, 2009|Food Mood|

Darn, I thought I had it. I thought that dry curd cottage cheese might be the missing ingredient. And after they cooled down they were great. Soft nuggets of cottage cheese. They just needed a bit more flour to thicken them up and I thought I was there. Unfortunately, after they sat for a day, [...]

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Blueberry Crumb Bars

September 14th, 2009|Food Mood|

Mmmmm, blueberries.... except that after awhile there always seems to be too many in the fridge Particularly when I'm alone for a week while Kirk is out of town. So what to do with three cups of blueberries that are perfectly ripe but I just can't eat them all? Blueberry crumb bars! That's what! Mmmmm.... [...]

Damn F$$#@!!ng Muffins!

September 11th, 2009|Food Mood|

OK, round five in the muffin challenge. I actually got a lot closer this time. I tried baking them in a popover pan instead of a muffin time to get the shape that they have at Solly's. When they came out of the oven I wasn't happy because they seemed too light and airy. Oddly [...]

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