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Monday Munchies: Truffle Mayonnaise

Have you missed me?  Apologies to our regular readers, but recently we have encountered a strange phenomenon called “reality” and it had to be addressed.  We have a lot of exciting things coming up…Teen Geek is graduating from high school, Word Nerd Teen has been advised to finish her studies early and dance, we are […]

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Monday Munchies: Peter Rabbit Pots

With Easter just around the corner, I thought it a good time to honor my favorite mischievous bunny. These Peter Rabbit Pots will make a cute addition to your table, or drop them in a cellophane bag for a treat to share. The ingredients are simple- one box of angel food cake mix, one box of […]

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Monday Munchies: Lemon Pound Cake

This easy recipe comes from Summer of Secrets by Charlotte Hubbard (see review here).  Set in an Amish bakery/cafe, the story is chock-full of delicious sounding foods and includes actual recipes.  I plan on trying several of the zucchini based recipes in a couple of months when we are up to our ears in the miraculous green vegetable.  […]

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Monday Munchies: Amelia Bedelia’s chocolate “chip” cookies

I used to love Amelia Bedelia.  Who wouldn’t love someone who “dresses the chicken” by sewing him a little tuxedo?  In reality, Amelia would have been fired, possibly even sent to group home for adults unable to care for themselves.  In fiction, she went on dressing chickens, dusting the furniture and drawing the drapes in […]

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Monday Munchies: Grapes of Wrath muffins (encore)

It is Spring Break in this part of the woods, so Word Nerd Teen and I are busy watching a Toddlers & Tiaras marathon studying the classics.  Rather than leave you Munchie-less, we offer an encore presentation of the best literary themed muffin recipe in our repetoire.  Enjoy! Grapes of Wrath Muffins (adapted from here) 2- […]

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