A Sweetheart’s Treat

I’ve got Valentine’s Day on the brain.  It’s the next big holiday that we have to look forward to.  At least, the next big one that we can have fun with when it comes to food and decorating.  Thinking about Valentine’s Day made me think of chocolate.  And thinking of chocolate made me think of […]

Holland Has Cookies!

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Today, one of my cute nephews stopped by my house and stayed for awhile.  We baked some cookies together, and shared the recipe at Remodelaholic.   Over at Remodelaholic, Cassity is sharing 12 days of cookie recipes.  Click the image below if you’d like to learn more about the plain yet astonishingly delicious little cookies […]

Rustic Mango Raspberry Tart

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I have discovered rustic food.  ”Rustic” is a lovely word to describe food.  Per Webster’s dictionary, it applies to things coming from the rural countryside.  Rustic food is supposed to look as if it was made by hand and look a little unpolished.  It’s just the way I’d describe my pastries, anyway, so learning how […]

S’more Holland

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There are some days when I really, really enjoy my freelance jobs.  The day I got to research s’more treats was one of them.  Cassity from Remodelaholic uses my help to research some of her posts.  This week, she needed help finding the 25 best s’more inspired recipes on the web, and I was more […]

Summertime Meal Planning

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For the next few weeks, we’ll be jumping from crazy to crazy and back again to crazy as we get through the packing process, the cross-country roadtrip, two weeks crammed in a single bedroom corporate apartment, and finally unpacking inside our new home. Needless to say, I’ll be giving myself a total pass on cooking, for […]

A Treat for Mom: Raspberry Cream

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Looking for a fun Mother’s Day brunch idea?  This is one of my favorite breakfast/brunch treats, chocolate crepes.  You can view recipes and tips for making crepes–and my favorite buttermilk syrup–here. Today I want to share a simple variation of chocolate crepes. The combination of fresh berries and chocolate is one of my favorites.  And […]

Indulgent Breakfast: Brown Sugar Muffins

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Have you ever tasted something on vacation that was heavenly, and then you return home to discover that all your vacation memories are flavored with the deliciousness of that something?  And when the lovely vacation you had seems soooo over–piles of laundry overflowing, to-do list a mile long, cranky kids–you begin to feel that if […]

Healthy Dining Review: Noodles & Company

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So, when it comes to picking up a quick meal made by someone else, I’m totally over every place with a drive through window.  Now that my kids are older and I can count on them to be have in a fairly civilized manner within the walls of a restaurant, I steer us towards food […]

International Food Fun: Shrimp Tikka Masala

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It’s time for another addition of International Food Fun! By the end of last summer, I was in a really deep rut when it came to meal planning.  I was cooking the same old stuff that I knew the majority of the family would eat, and it was getting boring.  I challenged myself to try […]

Chocolate Crepes with Buttermilk Syrup

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Are you planning an Easter brunch this year?  Here’s one of my family’s favorite breakfast treats. Few things are better together than chocolate and berries.  One of the only things that can improve upon that combination is a drizzle of rich, creamy buttermilk sauce.  The base of this decadent brunch treat is the crepes.  Don’t […]