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Summer Vegetable Chowder

I’m completely pumped about my balcony tomato plants.  Finally..finally…they are starting to produceView full post »

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

I spent last Sunday in the local emergency room with a busted-up finger and a huge bruise/scrape on my chin.  I won&#View full post »

Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream Frosting

Going back into my archives, I adapted this old version of a traditional champagne cupcake with champagneView full post »

summer fruit compote

Summer Berry Compote

  Finally.  Finally summer has descended upon Milwaukee after weeks of gloomy, rainy chilliness.  View full post »

Ruby Slipper Smoothies

When I saw this recipe on Cooking Light, I knew I had to make it….for the sole reason that the nameView full post »

Butterscotch Cake Pops

I’m not a party planner by any means.  I love desserts and finger foods.  I think the tone of any party can beView full post »

Cheesy Risotto Cakes with Poached Egg

I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately.  Part of it has to do with the idea that I must start acting likeView full post »

Spinach White Bean Avocado Quinoa “BLT” Wraps

I have recently discovered cycling, and I think it just might be “one of my sports”.  Not a runner, not anView full post »

Pasta and Sausage in Creamy Vodka Tomato Sauce

It’s ironic that I’m posting a pasta recipe when it’s something I’m avoiding at all costs rightView full post »

Garden Vegetable Bagel Melts (and a Giveaway!)

I think some of you have commiserated with me before about small living spaces and over-reactive smoke detectors.  InView full post »

Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Sea Salt

  I had a post pretty much ready to go to show what to do with leftover risotto, but then a little bird toldView full post »

Lemon Spinach Artichoke Risotto

  Suddenly I’m realizing that risotto might be on my list of favorite foods, especially when it comesView full post »

My Ultimate Salad

  Happy Salad Month!  Did you know that May is National Salad Month?  (I didn’t either.)  ButView full post »

Guacamole (A Curvy Carrot Remix)

    You know you’ve been blogging for a while when you realize that every time you see an old photo from aView full post »

Almond Joy Chia Smoothies

Smoothie time. I have recently fallen in love with a chocolate almond milk-it’s like a secret treat in my fridgeView full post »