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Hot “Chocolate” for the lactose intolerant

I lied.  This drink I concocted doesn’t remotely resemble chocolate, except maybe in color.  And I really do not like it when people try to tell me carob is anything like chocolate, because it ain’t even on the same planet. However, I made this drink this weekend just to see what it would taste like, […]


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Which kind of brownie lover are you?

I really don’t like brownie mixes from boxes.  They all have that same “from the box” aftertaste, which to me is a dead giveaway that the brownies are not homemade.  Brownies are not hard to make, but I concede, finding a great recipe is a matter of trial and error. And then there’s the question […]



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Rachael Ray and Yum-o! Fight Childhood Hunger in the Classroom with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign Author and Daytime Host Rachael Ray Partners with Anti-Hunger Organization to Help Kids Get Access to School Breakfast NEW YORK (Jan. 17, 2012) – To help combat hunger in the classroom, Rachael Ray and her Yum-o!® organization […]


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It’s like Pea Soup out there!

I never liked Pea Soup, but that’s because I never tasted Pea Soup.  The very thought of it reminded me of that famous scene from The Exorcist or my alleged unintentional reenactment of it when I was about 6 years old.  Or you’d hear people talk about the fog like it’s Pea Soup.  So one […]


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Ro-tatouille

Today I woke up inspired to get a little cooking done before I left for work so I wouldn’t have to come home once again famished and eat everything in site.  I had a small eggplant sitting on my counter that was in danger of going bad as it started to show signs of softness […]



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Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread, gingerbread men, gingerbread cookies, gingerbread houses, ginger cookies….I was all ginger – confused yesterday when trying to decide what to bake with my kids.  All I knew for certain was that I wanted my home to fill with winter spice scents like cinnamon and cloves.  I really did not want to make another cake […]



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Blueberry Pie-simply delicious

Blueberry Pie is so easy, yet it seems to please everyone when done right, and to do so is not so difficult.  It definitely took me several tries and experiments before I settled on a recipe I consider a winner.  Here’s what I do: Ingredients 2 frozen 9-inch pie crusts (I prefer Oronoque Orchards Homestyle […]