Pumpkin Scones

October 27, 2011
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So I really love the Pumpkin Scones that are available this time of year at Starbucks – I do not however like the impact they have on my wallet.  A few bucks every time I pick up an afternoon coffee really starts to add up!  This year I set out to find a Pumpkin Scone […]

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Cinnamon Bun French Toast and Turkey Sausage

August 25, 2011
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Ok so I am combining two ’30-while-30′ dishes into one post because that’s how we enjoyed them.  I think this actually makes a really good breakfast combination – the sweetness of the french toast can be a little overwhelming, but with the spicy sausage by its side it was just about perfect.  I fell in […]

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Eggs Benedict

August 21, 2011

Eggs benedict has been a favorite breakfast item of mine for years, but it always seemed way too complicated to make at home.  In case you have never tried this out at your local breakfast stop, Eggs benedict consists of canadian bacon and poached eggs atop an english muffin, topped with hollandaise sauce.  To some extent, it is a challenge - […]

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Peach Ginger Preserves

August 18, 2011

So until I took on this 30-while-30 post, I had never canned anything.  I was rather intimidated by the whole process, mostly because I didn’t understand how it worked.  However, making preserves was enough of an impetus for me to figure it out.  I will caveat this with you absolutely do NOT have to can […]

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Raspberry Kuchen

June 9, 2011

My husband and I recently took a trip to Kennebunkport, Maine for our anniversary.  It was our first time staying at a bed & breakfast in the US (although we had been to some in Ireland) and we had an absolutely amazing time – it was the off season so the town was quiet as […]

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Homemade Chocolate Walnut Spread – (wal)nutella

February 26, 2011

I almost never buy Nutella and here’s why: if we have some in our pantry, it’s gone within 2 or 3 days.  I absolutely love the chocolatey, nutty flavors and enjoy it on everything from bagels to fruit.  It’s a sure way to ruin any healthy eating kick I start.  Lately, however, I’ve really been […]

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January 20, 2011

This year for Christmas, I got a fantastic cookbook for any Harry Potter-phile who knows their way around the kitchen - The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook.  It’s got plenty of great recipes for the treats found on the Hogwarts Express, dishes prepared in the kitchen by house elves, and all kinds of other tasty bites popular ‘across […]

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Pumpkin Pancakes

November 15, 2010
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Between September and January, pumpkin puree does not last long in my house.  Here in New England, we’ve been fortunate enough to miss the canned pumpkin shortage that has plagued parts of the country for the past two baking seasons.  Last year, I was so concerned that we’d encounter a shortage that I bought multiple […]

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Baked Berry Oatmeal

September 9, 2010

Oats have been getting lots of press lately – one of those super foods, lowers your cholesterol, they say.  Well, I don’t know whether the health benefits live up to the hype – but this baked oatmeal recipe sure does.  I really didn’t know what to expect the first time I tried baked oatmeal – […]

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Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

June 26, 2010

This recipe was initially tried out of necessity, after I decided to make pancakes one morning – but was fresh out of the boxed mix!  So, I went a-googling and found this recipe for which I happened to have all the ingredients, and decided to give it a whirl.  Talk about easy – made me […]

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