Monthly Archives: May 2012

Top Secret Blackberry Smoothie

Even Furby likes it.  The secret ingredient in this delicious smoothie is beet greens.  Beet greens are packed with Vitamin A, folate, and antioxidants.  If you plan to sneak this to your kids, you need a good blender that will … Continue reading

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Mini Rhubarb Cheesecakes

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know I love to make mini versions of things, especially desserts.  It’s my way of pretending that desserts aren’t that bad for me.  If they’re mini then they must be … Continue reading

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Honey Glazed Baby Carrots

These are the first carrots of the season from the farmer’s market.  Tiny, sweet, and tender.  I didn’t even have to peel them.  The glaze brings out the natural sweetness of the carrots.  If you don’t have fresh thyme, dill … Continue reading

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Easy Chili Colorado

My favorite thing to order in a Mexican restaurant is Chili Colorado. Let me give you a little disclaimer: I am not about authentic here.  I did not soak dried chiles and pound them to a paste.  I didn’t char … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cake with Rhubarb Cream

Another tiny little rosebud of a cake.  I am loving my new 6 inch cake pans!  The cakes are so sweet and unassuming.  The whole cake is easily shared among 6-8 people without gigantic slices or tons left over.  I … Continue reading

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Steak and Egg Salad

It’s pretty rare for us to have leftover steak.  Steak is a favorite at our house and the boys will gladly stuff themselves rather than leave any for the next day.  Once in a while, however I am lucky enough … Continue reading

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Marinated Top Sirloin

When you marinate a steak and slice it thin you can get away with a much leaner, less expensive cut of meat.  Also, when you serve steak pre-sliced, people will eat less of it so you don’t need to buy … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Mojito

  I love a seasonal cocktail.  When the weather warms up I tend to go with lighter, sweeter drinks.  I attended a great cocktail party class at Hipcooks Portland last night and learned how to make a perfect mojito.  As … Continue reading

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Steamed Artichokes with Blender Hollandaise

This is a foolproof Hollandaise sauce recipe.  No need to fuss over a saucepan tempering egg yolks.  It’s so easy and so delicious you’ll want to serve it on everything from steamed artichokes and poached eggs, to fish and asparagus. … Continue reading

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English Toffee

I believe homemade gifts are the best kind.  A homemade gift shows that you cared enough to spend your time on it and put a little of yourself into it.  Teacher Appreciation Week is a great excuse for making something … Continue reading

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