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Posted at November 8, 2011 by 0 Comment

Cumin, or DIY ground spices

Okay, seriously, who grinds their own spices? I mean, who that isn’t a famous chef with lots of spare time and a super picky palette? Not me — usually. But it just so happened that this past week we made a ...

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Tomato Soup

I think one of my greatest laments in life is that I married a man who is semi-allergic to tomatoes. Okay, that’s hyperbole – I don’t really have any laments in life. But I do sort of pity Rob, who ...

Posted at November 02, 2011 by 0 Comment
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Boiled Cider (or Cider Syrup)

Confession: I love me some autumn. This is my favorite season… ever. It’s got cool sunshine and low humidity; sweaters, cute jackets and jeans; and oh, the food! Apples and pears, pot roast and soup, tomatoes and squash and pumpkin ...

Posted at October 17, 2011 by 0 Comment
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5 Pear Facts (or, Growing Alien Tree Fruit)

Okay, so we’re working through the slow, slow process of getting settled into the new house. Which is taking FOREVER and keeping me from doing the things I want to ...

Posted at September 16, 2011 by 2 Comments
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Fried Peaches to End State Fair Week

It's our last day of State Fair Week (tear!). And what better way to end than with dessert? Now, I was going to do fried Twinkies. But at the last minute, I changed my mind. Why? Because 1) That required me ...

Posted at August 19, 2011 by 6 Comments
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Homemade Corn Dogs, On a Stick

You ever notice how, from one state to another, there can be drastic vocabulary differences? I'm originally from the awesome state of Minnesota, where, for whatever reason, there are a few things that are just said differently. For example, growing up, ...

Posted at August 18, 2011 by 3 Comments
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Fried Mac and Cheese on a Stick

Okay, friends. I'm posting my STATE FAIR WEEK celebration-makings in a meal-type order. You've probably already seen my DIY Fried Pickles, which of course were the appetizer. (Of course.) So, after you try the pickles and walk around ...

Posted at August 17, 2011 by 4 Comments
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DIY Fried Pickles

It's that time: IOWA STATE FAIR WEEK! Whoot! And to celebrate (well, to celebrate in a way OTHER than actually going to the fair, which I sadly may not have a chance to do this year), I made a veritable litany ...

Posted at August 16, 2011 by 3 Comments
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State Fair Week is Nigh

Dear and Lovely Readers, First, an ...

Posted at August 09, 2011 by 8 Comments
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Uses For Failed Peanut Butter

Remember that peanut butter that I made, that was really more like a thick peanut paste? It didn't go to waste! It works brilliantly well in scotcharoos! (I'm not into chocolate, so these are really just ...

Posted at July 07, 2011 by 1 Comment
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