Month: May 2012

Birthday Carrot Cake

Last Monday was my hubby’s birthday, and his all-time favorite is carrot cake.  I used this wonderful recipe by browneyedbaker, which is an original Dorie Greenspan recipe with the addition of cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe adapted from Dorie Greenspan by browneyedbaker) 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking

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Herbed Ricotta Souffle

I saw a picture of this souffle in Whole Living magazine and just knew I had to make it.  Yes, indeed.  Here are the reasons why: #1 It’s French!  Need I say more? #2 We love eggs around here.  Hard-boiled, poached, scrambled…anyway you can fix ’em, we’ll eat ’em. #3 I had just picked up some

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Fudgy Cream Cheese Brownies

It seems I was in the mood for chocolate yesterday.  So, here is a delicious brownie recipe that is better for you than most – it’s from Weight Watchers.  With ribbons of cream cheese swirled throughout, you will find that not only are these brownies scrumptious, but they are also surprisingly simple to make! Fudgy

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Spicy Thai Grilled Chicken Salad

Here’s another favorite recipe from the cooking class I took many moons ago.  I wish I could remember our instructor’s name, so I could give him proper credit!  Anyways, this is a wonderful springtime salad, bursting with flavor and perfect for eating outside on the patio. Spicy Thai Grilled Chicken Salad Chicken 1 1/4 lb

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Strawberry Ricotta Scones

I am a scone fanatic, so when I saw this recipe over on Two Peas & Their Pod a while back I just knew I had to try it.  I absolutely LOVE this website…the photography is beautiful and I haven’t seen a recipe yet that I don’t want to try.  Take a look for yourself

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Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Things have been busy lately, so I was thrilled to have some down time in the kitchen today to bake something fun.  It had to be something I didn’t need to run out to the store and buy extra ingredients for, because I really hadn’t planned ahead.  I wanted to try out a recipe from

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Grandma’s Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Last week we were gifted with some fresh rhubarb, and all I could think about was a strawberry-rhubarb pie.  I looked through my extensive collection of cookbooks and surprisingly could not find a single recipe!  There was rhubarb cobbler and rhubarb pie, but no strawberry-rhubarb pie.  So, after a quick search on the internet –

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