Monthly Archives: November 2010

Corn and bell pepper mini-muffins

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Making cornbread from scratch isn’t that complicated, but when you have Trader Joe’s cornbread mix on hand, why add extra steps.  It’s ridiculously simple – calling for nothing more than eggs, oil, and milk.  I made it dairy-free by subbing out the milk, but I did use an egg, so it’s not vegan.  ...

Synch the schedule

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Sunday’s commute back down the I-5 was, well, whatever.  It’s done, so there’s not much to say about it.  I had packed many food options for the road since I was convinced it was going to take us 8 hours.  In the end, we arrived by 2 pm. I’m pretty sure I ...

10 years already?

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Saturday night was my 10 year high school reunion.  Wow.  Way to make a girl feel old! I was actually really looking forward to going.  I mean, sure we all have facebook now for optimal photo browsing stalking.  But keeping tabs on your classmates’ latest status updates is very different from reminiscing in person ...

Bowl meals

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Coffee in a bowl.  That’s how you approach the Friday after Thanksgiving.  My breakfast bowl was nearly the same size as my coffee mug.  And since I was home, I used my special bowl from my first trip to Paris in 2000. My name is a ...

Mom’s Thanksgiving recipes

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Everything you could ever want… I mentioned the mashed potato recipe in yesterday’s post and the whipped sweet potatoes suffered a similar fate.  It’s not much of a recipe – it’s pretty much just cooking & mashing with vegetable broth until you get ...