Cinnamon Swirl Peach Upside-Down Cake

October 4, 2010
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I originally intended to make these as mini-cakes in a muffin pan, but with the Holidays coming up I thought a space saving table-top centerpiece presentation would be more ideal.  Peach season here in California starts to wind down in October-November,  so I thought I would experiment and include this recipe in my Early Autumn […]

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Autumn LOVE

September 22, 2010
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Photo: The Huffington Post This photo sums up everything I’m feeling today:  LOVE.  New patterns, inspired recipes, rain boots, apple cider, pumpkin cookies, coffee ice cream… ah, Autumn.  I’m so glad to see you.  It’s been too long!

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Belle Ruffle Gloves

September 12, 2010
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Neo-Victorian inspired ruffled fingerless gloves. Each glove features three buttons and a delicate bell ruffle. FREE Download PDF Trouble viewing the PDF? Click here: Page 1 / Page 2 / Page 3 French Translation by Minainverse is here. YARN Approx. 165 yds light worsted weight wool (Shown in Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash [100% superwash wool; […]

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Homemade Candied Ginger

July 21, 2010
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There are many ways to make delicious and spicy candied or crystallized ginger and I do believe I’ve tried them all.  It is a simple process: cook ginger, sweeten ginger, let ginger dry, coat ginger in sugar. The most important thing I discovered in my experiments is that the only real mistake you can make […]

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Chocolate Mustache Lollipops

June 14, 2010
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These fun sweets are easy to make and take just minutes to prepare.  If melting real chocolate into your mold, your lollipops will need to be stored cold and served chilled, right out of the freezer. You might want to consider using candy melts or read about tempering chocolate if room temperature storage is important […]

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Roasted Garlic & Cheese Pierogies

June 2, 2010
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Pierogies are amazing little Eastern European dumplings traditionally filled with a savory potato or cabbage filling.  They are delicious, they are addicting, and they are a heck of a lot of fun to make. Pierogi night was always my favorite growing up at home.  Next time I visit you, mom, I’ll repay the favor with […]

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Ginger Lime Iced Green Tea

May 31, 2010
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The ginger flavor in this tea recipe is very subtle.  For a spicy ginger-loving kick, grate a piece of ginger root with a fine lemon zester instead of slicing it.  So refreshing! You will need: 4 green tea bags 4 cups water 2 Tablespoons honey 2 fresh ginger root slices 4 fresh lime slices Fresh […]

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Red, White & Blue Scones

May 31, 2010
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Nigella Lawson’s amazingly delicious Lily’s Scones topped with sweetened whipped cream and fresh berries.  Life is good when you can eat like this for breakfast.

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Early Summer Iced Tea

May 29, 2010
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It’s HOT today (as you can tell by the state of my ice cubes) so I made some yummy refreshing black tea! You will need: 4 English Breakfast tea bags 4 cups water 2 Tablespoons honey 2 lemon slices Fresh mint Serves 4. 1.  Bring tea bags and 2 cups water to a boil.  Turn […]

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Lemon Curd & Raspberry Jam Tarts

May 19, 2010
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A variation of  Homemade Pop-Tarts, this recipe uses pie crust from scratch and incorporates two flavors that were truly meant to be together:  lemon and raspberry.  I made these round using my measuring cup (you can also use a pint glass) but feel free to get out the clever cookie cutters and have fun! Thanks […]

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