Chocolate Mousse

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Don’t let the simplicity of this picture fool you. This is one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. It’s rich and creamy and light and completely delicious.  Chocolate, butter, eggs, sugar and cream – 5 ingredients that come together to create a decadent dessert that’s...

French Baguettes

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For my French Dinner Party, I knew I needed some authentic tasting French bread. I have a very simple French bread recipe that I tend to fall back on, but for this occasion, I knew I needed something a little more “real.” Enter King Arthur...

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: French Dinner Party

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Ever since watching the movie Julie and Julia, I’ve wanted to make the signature dish from the movie – Boeuf Bourguignon. My parents were visiting from Pennsylvania this weekend, and when Foodbuzz chose me as one of the bloggers to participate in their 24,...

Spicy Italian Meatballs

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I have to confess something. My grandmother is Italian and I grew up eating both her and my mom’s homemade meatballs on a regular basis. I love them, and so does the rest of the family. However, I’m going to go ahead and say...

Monster Cookies

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My college cafeteria served some pretty bad food. Almost inedible at times. But the one thing they did right was desserts. I don’t know how, but they seriously made some amazing desserts. The one that really stood out in my mind was Monster Cookies....

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

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I love to make bread. Something about it just seems so rustic and charming. I like kneading the dough (although I think I prefer watching my KitchenAid do it), I like watching the yeast bubble and foam, I like watching the bread rise, and...

Giant Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I work as a computer programmer at a law firm . A few months ago one of the attorneys that I work with actually published his own cookbook! It’s very professional and full of simple...

Crepes (for breakfast or dessert)

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I have to thank Jessica at How Sweet It Is for this wonderful idea. She made some ice cream filled crepes on her blog that looked incredible! As soon as I saw her pictures, I knew I wanted crepes for breakfast on Saturday morning....

Oatmeal Brown Bread

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This is my mother-in-law’s signature recipe. And today is her birthday. What better day to feature this delicious recipe on my blog? The whole family loves this bread. For every holiday, family gathering, etc, it is specifically requested that she make it. It’s not...

Onion and Pepper Smothered Round Steak

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Once, a long time ago, my parents gave me a round steak. I, having no idea what a round steak was, stuck it in the freezer for months and months. Then, last week, after being inspired by the Williams Sonoma class on searing and...