Monthly Archives: February 2012

Pimento cheese (hold the mayo)

Is there really such a thing as an Oscars party? I ask because every website I visit seems to have guides upon guides for hosting your own Oscars party, for food that fits various Oscar party themes, and for DYI … Continue reading

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Roasted apples and parsnips

Are you sugared out? Too many conversation hearts? A few too many bon bons? More than a socially acceptable amount of Jell-O-based cake? Me neither. But sometimes it’s good to step away from the granulated sugar and high-fructose corn syrup … Continue reading

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Dance with somebody

Because this was my favorite song in elementary school (I’m surprised I didn’t wear the tape out)… Because I never really liked “I will always love you” (sorry Dolly) and I am really sick of hearing it now… And because … Continue reading

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Valentine’s stained glass cake

Crank up the heat, turn off your humidifier, put on your cowboy boots and turquoise bolo tie and stick a cheese crisp in the toaster oven. It’s Arizona’s 100th birthday! I really wanted to make a prickly pear margarita pie … Continue reading

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Heart tarts

Back in August, Meagan of Scarletta Bakes made some really cool avocado pop tarts. And while I never really liked Pop Tarts that much when I was little (shocking, right? Especially since my brother liked them), they did grow on … Continue reading

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Quick and spicy chocolate mousse

Well, I couldn’t very well give you a big list of Valentine’s recipes and not include at least one chocolate item. But after the macarons, I figured you didn’t want something else super involved. So this is not traditional chocolate … Continue reading

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Strawberries and champagne macarons

I may not be very traditional when it comes to Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like strawberries and champagne every once in a while. And strawberries and champagne in cookie form? Even better. I’ve actually made these … Continue reading

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Raspberry cupcakes with blood orange buttercream

I don’t like sappy romantic comedies. I’m not into greeting cards. I don’t want a heart-shaped box of chocolates. I think giving someone red roses on Valentine’s Day is a cop-out (I’ll take peonies or tulips, thanks). The fact that … Continue reading

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Beer macaroni and cheese

I spent almost the entire weekend cooking. See, I have party-control issues. Especially Super-Bowl-party-control issues. Basically I get overly excited that people are coming over and I want to try out lots of different recipes, and I want everything to … Continue reading

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Potato chip cookies

OK, OK. I get it. You don’t really care about salads and quinoa and beans. That was evident when I took a bunch of cookies outside for my neighbors. Sara, (of Sassy Suppers), was clearly thrilled. “You’re baking again!” she … Continue reading

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