Month: March 2012


Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes

SPRING!  We’ve been enjoying the most glorious springtime.  It’s hard to believe we escaped winter unscathed by snow. What I especially love about this time of year is making fun and delightful treats with my children.  My kids always clamor to make cupcakes.  With a bake sale coming up at church on Sunday, I decided

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Quick Chickpea Curry with Homemade Falafel

Anybody out there love Indian food like I do?  I could live on the stuff.  Honestly.  I first discovered it when we lived in Atlanta – ah, the vast culinary adventures we had back then – and have loved it ever since.  So, for our Meatless Monday this week, I made a flavorful chickpea curry

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Oat Bran Applesauce Muffins

Muffins.  How I love them! I picked up some Hodgson Mill Oat Bran at the store some time ago and, in my quest for a healthy muffin, made this recipe from the back of the box.  Talk about a perfect snack when you’re on the go!  These muffins are hearty and filling, packed with protein

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Whole Wheat Waffles

It’s fun to celebrate food holidays when you have children.  In fact, sometimes it just makes for a good excuse to have breakfast for dinner.  Like yesterday, which happened to be International Waffle Day.  Whew, thank goodness I was off the hook for dinner… I just whipped up a batch of waffles!  I really wanted

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Classic Apple Pie

I guess you could say I have summer on the brain with all this hot weather we’ve been having. And nothing reminds me more of summertime than a delicious apple pie!  So, here’s a great recipe from my mom that I hope you’ll enjoy – it’s my personal favorite. Apple Pie 6-8 tart apples, peeled,

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Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

It’s National Oatmeal Cookie Day!  Here’s a great recipe I found on an Ocean Spray Craisins magazine ad.  These cookies are easy to make and delicious too. Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies 2/3 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2

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Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

My sister is getting married!!! The wedding is on St. Patrick’s Day and she asked me if I would like to make Irish Soda Bread for the reception.  Of course, I said YES – I love baking bread and to make it for my sister’s wedding makes it all the more special. So, I set

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Black Bean Burgers

As promised, here’s that black bean burger recipe, also from Everyday Food magazine.  Can you tell it’s one of my favorite magazines? Black Bean Burgers (March 2012 issue, Everyday Food) 2 1/2 cups cooked black beans, drained 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped 3/4 cup dried breadcrumbs 1

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Cuban Black Beans

This recipe comes from the latest issue of  Everyday Food magazine, which I finally had the chance to read while I was waiting in the doctor’s office last Friday.  After trying to get over a sinus infection for 10 days, I gave in.  I had fought the good fight.  So, I went to the doctor,

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