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Sweet Potato Buttermilk Biscuits

One Final Plea: Please take a moment and vote for my Rainbow Cake (entry #8) and help me win a $150 butter gift basket from Kerry Gold. If the contest were based solely on the quantity of butter used, I’d have it in the bag (I mean really, almost 2 1/2 lbs in one cake?...

Thanksgiving Wrap Up and Malt-Beer-Brined Turkey

Another wonderful Thanksgiving, come and gone. Much like last year, we cooked for 11. And also like last year, the 3 of us stuffed ourselves to oblivion. Needless to say we’ll be putting those leftovers to good use over the next few days, er, weeks even. But that’s part of the fun of thanksgiving right?...

Rainbow Cake

I think you all know what this time of year is. Yes, I know it’s Thanksgiving, but more importantly, it’s also Robin’s birthday. My little sister. Who loves cake. And every year she chooses to visit us for her birthday. She could spend her precious Thanksgiving break anywhere, and yet for the past 3 years,...

Italian Adventure Part IV: Finale in Florence

Our trip ended where it started, in Florence. We flew in and out of the tiny airport, which, aside from the delayed luggage (we lived out of our carry-on for 2 days) was much more pleasant than I’m sure some of the larger airports were. Especially at 7am when we left. The Duomo in Florence...

Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Puddings

Sometimes a recipe speaks to you, so loudly it is practically shouting. When you find a recipe like that you have no choice but to drop what you are doing and make the darned thing. And folks, this pudding made quite the ruckus. Out of practicality, we halved the recipe, and it made 4 good...

Italian Adventure Part III: To the Sea

From the country, to the city, to the sea… Our next stop took us to the area known as the Cinque Terre (aka five lands). The Cinque Terre are five villages nestled into the most picturesque coastline you have ever seen. I don’t know, I think the sea cliff towns are giving the hill towns...