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Carrot Raisin Salad & Getaway to Laguna Beach

Carrot Raisin Salad & Getaway to Laguna Beach

  You thought I was gone, didn’t you?  Gone as in not writing here any longer.  Not posting recipes, or photos, or recording notes of what I’ve made. I’m sure someone somewhere has deemed such negligence to be a blogging foul and most likely written […]

Oatmeal Cookie Honey Vanilla Ice Cream Manwiches

Oatmeal Cookie Honey Vanilla Ice Cream Manwiches

  You’ve had one of those classic ice cream sandwiches. The rectangular shaped, paper wrapped treats of vanilla ice cream encased in a pair of soft, pock marked chocolate cookies?  The damp wrapper is slowly pulled away, leaving bits of cookie and ice cream stuck […]

Olive Oil Carrot Cake

Olive Oil Carrot Cake

 

I can’t remember the first time I had carrot cake, but I’m sure it wasn’t until I was well into my adult years.  It’s strange now that I think about it because my mother used to make a mean carrot salad.  The basic ingredients aren’t all that different except for the mayonnaise she’d dollop in the huge bowl of grated carrots and raisins before stirring in some sugar, and I’ll bet I can find more than one recipe for carrot cake that calls for mayo, too.  Mind you, this would be much to the complete horror of my husband who steers clear of anything that suggests mayo is an ingredient.

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Salad a la Bittman: No. 14

Salad a la Bittman: No. 14

  I’ve always been someone who enjoys a great salad, so it should be no surprise that I’ve become quite comfortable working my way through Mark Bittman’s 101 Simple Salads for the Season.  The 12-page print out is showing signs of wear with jottings of […]

Maple Oat Apple Crisp

Maple Oat Apple Crisp

              I think one of the nicest aspects of the food blog world is meeting people and having someone take the time to say, “I like your blog.”  It’s not expected even though ultimately, that’s what most of us […]