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Roof Cake…The Evolution of Baked Goods

I’m back. Not sure for how long, but for the moment anyway, I am back. Like before, I didn’t go anywhere in particular. Just, away. From writing. Which is odd, because I quite enjoy it. In my defense, I’ve been extraordinarily busy for a few years. I moved—twice. I’ve been running my own food business […]

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Four Birthdays and A Funeral

July 28th is a special day in my life….So many birthdays in my family.   My BFF Lance. My cousin Evan. My quasi-cousin Jennifer. And it was supposed to be the day my first born came into the world.  But he had his own ideas, and arrived two weeks early. But most notably, today is […]

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You Eat With Your Eyes First

It isn’t often that I write about my day job.  Not that being a Human Resource professional isn’t interesting—it is. Maybe even TOO interesting at times.  When the moon is full, I deal with so much crazy at work that I just want to go home and bake and write and forget about it. But […]

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The Skeleton in My Closet

  Below is my True Blood season 5 kick off post from 2012. Sunday I’ll share my post from 2013, and Monday look for a post to kick off this, the seventh and last season of the best vampire series ever. EVER. Don’t be surprised if you see funereal dishes show up. I’ll be in […]

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Rainbows, Queens and Fairies…….My Big Gay Blog Post

Since this is the start of Pride Month, and I am an ally, I am replaying this post from last June….   I am not out to offend anyone out there, gay straight or otherwise….I am just asking that we all treat everyone else with dignity and respect, despite our differing views on this (or […]

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The Birds and The Bees of Avocados

Avocados are my favorite fruits. Now, if you are like most people, I know what you’re thinking:  “Avocados aren’t fruit. They can’t be fruit. Fruit is sweet. They must be vegetables, mustn’t they?”  Actually, no. And yes. You see, there are so many theories, opinions, and disciplines involved, that depending on whose viewpoint you are […]

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Shortbread Cookie Cheesecake Tart

    Shortbread Cookie Cheesecake Tart Serves 8-10   Cookie Crust: 2 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup butter, softened Heat oven to 350* Combine all ingredients in a food processor, and pulse until it comes together as ball. Press into bottom and ½ inch up the side of […]

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Pie Are Square, And Other Reasons I Hated Math

A blast from the past, to celebrate Pi Day……..   I was never good at math.  Like most girls, I excelled in verbal acrobatics and science, but math and history were, well, Greek to me.  Not surprising, I guess, since so much of what we know of math was first contemplated, theorized, solved, and proved […]

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Red Wine’s Evil Minions, and The Perils of Vacation Fat

Originally posted on Texana's Kitchen:
I just returned from a week in Texas Wine Country.  Not exactly an exotic getaway, since I live 30 short minutes away, but it’s always nice to get away for a while.  For a few years now, my parents have been renting this great little old ranch house for…

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Friendship, Facebook, and Bread

“Once you label me, you negate me….” —Soren Kierkegaard The above quotes is one of my favorite ever, and I use it often.  Which in a way is pretty funny, because I only know it from having watched Wayne’s World, the movie, repeatedly, and if you don’t take the time to read subtitles, you would […]

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