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ten grain yogurt quick bread

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  I thought about my friend Sonali’s awesome Greek yogurt cookbook today as I played with whole grain bread flour and yogurt in my kitchen. It’s called “The Greek Yogurt Diet,” and it will be available for purchase on April 29th! She kindly asked me to contribute several of my recipes containing greek yogurt and…

scenes from the past couple weeks

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curious kittens taking baking lessons… flaky sweet rolls for a cozy breakfast on a snowy morning… and French press Rose Espresso from my friends Dan and Judy over at Coffee on the Porch in Camden Maine (thanks, friends!)… sleepy kittens and comfy quilts… a delicious out to lunch date of char grilled strip steak and…

{#CaptainsTable} fizzy spiced rum mojitos

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For The Captain’s Table Challenge, I decided to go with a classic… Mojitos are my favorite rum drink. Your supermarket should carry a wide variety of fresh herbs, including mint, so now it’s possible to enjoy this fresh, festive libation any time of year. Adjust sugar to your personal sweetness preference. In the past I…

muesli bread

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I always feel like the end of January is rounding the corner into “almost spring.” I realize this is a bit overly optimistic and definitely not realistic, as Gracie hasn’t been to school today, and tomorrow school has been called off too. It’s crazy cold out there, and there’s not a sign of spring to…

scenes from the last couple weeks

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sugary snow-frosted boots, yards and rooftops ~ mildly flavored and chilled eldreflower water for a late afternoon tea party with friends ~ pine needles and the last remnants of the Christmas season ~ a lovely new pinto grigio, dinner at Chipotle, hard pear cider, hummus & munchables, limoncello cake, carrot cake and Earl Grey while…

scenes from the last couple weeks

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I have to say, the weeks surrounding the holidays and the new year were challenging for me. I wasn’t feeling well and ended up in the doctor’s office two days before Christmas. I had blood work done and even a chest x-ray and had to take an antibiotic for the first time in about 5…

hot buttered rum truffles {#CaptainsTable}

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I am so excited to share my recipe for The Captain’s Table Challenge! Are you ready for this? I created a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffle inspired by the classic Christmas drink, hot buttered rum. It’s always been a favorite in our house. When cold Minnesota winters are covering the landscape in snow, it’s nice to have…

milk punch {#CaptainsTable}

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The Holidays are in full swing and I’ve been having so much fun creating recipes for the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Captain’s Table Challenge! This is my cocktail entry for the “Holiday” round. Milk Punch is traditionally served on New Year’s Eve, but it makes a beautiful offering at Christmas time too. I’ve made this…