Monthly Archives: February 2010

Pleasing the Persnickity Pup

Lest you think that we eat tons of good food around here while Merry has to make do with kibble, let me assure you – he eats pretty well. In fact, Mr. Picky has been known to drive his mom crazy by rejecting even carefully-crafted meals. Cori mixes a wide variety of scraps and dollops […]

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Farmer’s Market Chowder

Last weekend, Cary and I went to a nearby Farmer’s Market. During a gentle drizzle, we strolled between stands selling bright yellow flowers, dark green vegetables, and various forms of ethnic street food. We picked up one of these. A few of these. And these beauties. I simmered them all together with a few other […]

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Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Just in case you were wondering what kind of cupcakes were lurking under those ladybugs… Topped with whipped cream, a smear of nutella, or nutella whipped cream, these peanut butter cupcakes were pretty fantastic. And even though cupcakes aren’t really my favorite dessert, they’re so much better when you can bite off ladybug heads while […]

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Edible Chocolate Decorations

Cupcakes aren’t my favorite dessert, but they are pretty cute when topped with edible chocolate ladybugs. Here’s how to make them, or chocolate ponies, dinosaurs, unicorns, soccer balls or whatever suits your fancy. (Method from The Whimsical Bakehouse Cookbook, with further inspiration from the butterfly cupcakes at Annie’s Eats.) Step 1: Find a template. If […]

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Moroccan-Spiced Lamb Shanks

Valentine’s Day is pretty much a food-centric holiday. From candy hearts to candlelit dinners for two, it seems that wooing your honey with, well, honey – or other tasty ingredients – is a requisite part of the day. Unfortunately, all too often eating out on Valentine’s Day means fighting every other happy couple in the […]

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