LOVE AND CHOCOLATE

how do i love thee?

Is there a better way to spend an evening with one’s paramour than renting Capturing the Friedmans and baking brownie hearts? That’s love, folks. Posted by jessica at February 7, 2004 1:15 AM

ODE TO THE KUMQUAT

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Yippee! My favorite fruit is back in stock at the Co-op! Kumquats are extremely sour little citrus fruits with sweet skins. Kumquats are healthy: just a few contain your daily intake of vitamins C and A. Kumquats are tasty: I like kumquats as they are, but some people fancy them candied. Ooh, here’s a recipe for Candied … Read more

BEST MULTI-PURPOSE GRANOLA, EVER!

GRANOLA

My friend (who, like me is also a rabid Martha Stewart fan) whipped up a batch of the domestic diva’s “Low-Fat Granola” using the recipe on her Web site. She was good enough to give me a sample, and I must say it gets a rave review from me. Not too nutty, not too sweet — just … Read more

TOASTY BARLEY NIBBLES W/ DILL & VEGGIES

TOASTY BARLEY NIBBLES W DILL & VEGGIES

When it’s cold out if you’re like me you usually want to eat meals that are hearty and yummy for your tummy. For some this means a bowl of something all soup-like or meat-based, but for me it means whipping up a batch of Toasty Barley Nibbles w/ Dill & Veggies. The chef-work is not all … Read more

CHOCOLATE ALMOND TOFFEE BARK

CHOCOLATE ALMOND TOFFEE BARK

The phrase “hard crack phase” makes me think of… a. 1991 through 1993, then rehab b. my time in Catholic school c. walnuts d. two or more of the above According to my sister, “hard crack phase” is a candy-making term used to describe somewhere around 300 degrees. Certs me. I was just looking everywhere … Read more

TUNA CASSEROLE

TUNA CASSEROLE

AKA: Mom Sandi’s Impossible Without Processed Canned Goods Tuna Casserole My favorite comfort food in the world (like many others suggested by folks I know – Kraft macaroni & cheese, nachos with ‘nacho cheese,’ etc.) would be impossible without food processing techniques that may frighten you. I’ve thought about attempting to make this recipe using … Read more

SIMPLE CEASAR SALAD

CEASAR SALAD

I think this recipe originated with my Aunt Eileen, and our family’s been enjoying it for many years. To be a Caesar salad, one must have oil, lemon, garlic, egg, and parmesan, so this is just about as basic as they come and it reminds you why people love Ceasar salad. You can add chicken … Read more

SUGAR & SALT BODY SCRUBS

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Aren’t they cute? I love these scrubs in the shower. They are all-natural, just about totally eliminate the need for moisturizer, and smell dreamy! SUGAR SCRUBS You can use any variation of essential oils that pleases you.  My favorite combination contains lemon, grapefruit, lemongrass, orange, bergamot, and peppermint.  Be careful when you use citrus oils, … Read more