Jelly Belly Lollipops!

April 11, 2011
Jelly Belly Lollipops!

I made some Valentine’s Day Lollipops and my nieces loved them. So I decided to make some more lollipops for Easter and instead of flavoring the syrup, I decorated them with Jelly Belly jelly beans, white chocolate, confections and coconut. And they turned out so pretty! I’m starting to become quite comfortable working with candy […]

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Pink Lemonade

April 9, 2011
Pink Lemonade

Well it’s almost that time of year for lounging around and drinking tall, cool beverages in the warm summer sun. Today is such a gorgeous day, I could not wait any longer for my first sip of Lemonade! Lemonade has always been one of my favorite non-caffeine beverages. My Mom made the best lemonade but […]

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Cheddar Cheese Crackers – Gluten v. Gluten-free taste test!

April 4, 2011
Cheddar Cheese Crackers

Crackers are a staple in my house and I serve them many times as a substitute for bread. And Mr. Tastebuds, a brown-bagger from way back, likes to pack some crackers for his late afternoon snack while at work. Generally, I make a batch of crackers or crispy breadsticks every two weeks or so. Cheese […]

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Strawberry Muffin Shortcake

April 1, 2011
Strawberry Muffin Shortcake

Twenty years ago I made muffins almost every week. In fact I made muffins so much it was a standing joke in my family and if I was asked once, I was asked at least 1,000 times “Make any muffins lately?” But I don’t make muffins very often any more and I’ve sort of moved […]

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Chicken Tacos with Guacamole Sauce

March 30, 2011
Chicken Tacos with Guacamole Sauce

I think I have an addiction to tortillas! And it does not matter if they’re flour or corn, I just can’t eat enough of ’em! But this new addiction is closely linked to my new Cuisinart GR-3 Griddler. For lunch I do like something warm, even if I’m just having a sandwich I will toast […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cupcakes

March 27, 2011
Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cupcakes

I’ve been involved with some local political issues and I am so busy. But when I was called upon to stuff envelopes and lick stamps for a huge mailing, I came prepared with some delicious cupcakes! I thought about this recipe very carefully because we have all ages and personality types at our campaign headquarters […]

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Hazelnut Chocolate Brownie Pudding

March 24, 2011
Hazelnut Chocolate Brownie Pudding

Some of you might not know this but my husband is a diabetic and he has to watch his sugar intact very carefully. Most of the photos on my blog are of my plate with my helpings of food. Mr. Tastebuds plate is also very appealing but just a little bit different. For instance if […]

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Sushi!

March 21, 2011
Salmon and Yellowtail Tuna Sushi

Well I finally did it, I made Sushi! And it was so easy, I don’t know why I’ve never made it before. Every few months Mr. Tastebuds and I make a trip to Mitsuwa Market which is a huge Asian grocery store. I love going there because 90% of the time, I have no idea […]

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