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Getting Back to Basics Bake Sale and Another Milestone Accomplished! This week was broken up a bit by a four-day weekend for me for Labor Day (which Mark unfortunately had to work), but with Mark away, it gave me an excellent opportunity to “Labor over Labor Day” to bake for my “Monday Bake Sale” (Tuesday this week for obvious reasons…). ...

Seriously…Tastes Just Like Tollhouse…Only Healthier! Sorry for the short hiatus…I’m going to work hard to update with my new recipes and clear out my photo inventory this week in the evenings. The reason for the hiatus was my grandmother-in-law’s death and funeral. We had to fly to Philly this past weekend to celebrate her life and I wanted to celebrate ...

What Would Jesus Eat? (Plus, Happy Easter!) This year we had to celebrate Easter a day early (Mark works today), so we had dinner a day early…This year we tried something different than the old stand-by of ham and potatoes. We love ham and potatoes, but given that we had an afternoon to prepare a nice meal, we decided to ...

Recreating the Lemon Tree (Part 1) The Lemon Tree is our favorite Peruvian restaurant in Houston. Comfortable atmosphere, great people, and as authentic as you can get around (so says my Peruvian colleague)… We love everything about the Lemon Tree, we haven’t gone wrong yet. So, since we both had off today, we decided to work on a Peruvian feast! ...

Including, but not limited to…Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and Blog Anniversary… Well, seems like we were just celebrating the Western New Year, and here we are, Chinese New Year! I never celebrated Chinese New Year. Perhaps it’s because I’m a Caucasian female “true blue” American (we can trace both sides of my family in the US before the Revolution)? ...