Paprika Cauliflower Soup All at once delicious and satisfying, this surprisingly easy soup packs big flavor.  Tender florets of cauliflower share the paprika flavored broth with other vegetables.  [click to continue…]

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Stars and Moon Cookies

Shorter days, less time it seems, yes?

Halloween’s almost here, and if you haven’t already, get into the spirit of the fun day without a lot of hassle.  Put away that bag of Snickers and make these easy cut-out sugar cookies sandwiched between a cinnamony-filling or melted chocolate chips.  [click to continue…]

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Coffee Toffee Bars aka Double JoltsThese Coffee Toffee Bars are almost magical.  They can help you get through some of life’s most important times.  They’ll keep you focused in that slow-moving warm meeting with the boss.  They’ll keep you wide-eyed awake during those [click to continue…]

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Cantonese Lo MeinPersistent over several decades, instant ramen noodles reconstituted in hot water continue to be a part of college experience in the states.  The noodles comprise so much of a student’s diet that it could be considered a food group on its own.   The sealed foil packet accompanying the dehydrated brick of instant noodles holds the [click to continue…]

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Pork Stew with Stout

How you ever observed that romances and stews evolve similarly?

Romances:  1) flirt heavily at party/jogging/bar;  2) meet clubbing/trail walk/wine tasting with some friends;  3) frequent texts, calls, surprises;  4) he doesn’t text, she wants to call, he gives her attention, she [click to continue…]

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Old Fasion Oatmeal Cookies

Take a break.

Pour yourself a mug of coffee or tea or a glass of cold milk.  Grab a couple of these oatmeal cookies and take a breather from the real world.  Bite through the crackly thin icing.  A touch of cinnamon, the gentle vanilla scent, tender crumb with texture… you’re thinking about somewhere else other than where you’re at.  Maybe a couple more cookies before the daydream’s over. [click to continue…]

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