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This is NOT Another Blog About Butter... 
Apr. 21, 2012 1:57 pm 
Updated: Apr. 28, 2012 11:34 am
...SIKE...It IS another blog about butter! MADE YOU LOOK, LOL! :) Anyway, moving on... I have to be completely honest here, my main memory of butter is that growing up we ate A LOT of it (it was the only thing that my mom had in the house)! I remember that my mom had this tan colored plastic Tupperware brand butter dish (anyone remember those???), and it ALWAYS held a stick of room temp. butter just waiting to be slathered on toast or bread or whatever we needed room temp. butter for. I never remember a time that that dish was empty, except for when it was being washed, but even then, it was immediately dried and a fresh stick of butter was places inside. Butter was a main staple in our house and still is to this day...LOVE IT!

On another note that is only slightly related because it includes the use of butter...My Papap (God rest his soul), would make what he liked to call homemade 'buttermilk', which would consist of melting butter and milk together and drinking it, yummy (NOT!). I personally never cared to try that, lol, and yes, we thought it was weird too!

In conclusion, I just want to say that in my opinion (and I know that I'm not the only one that feels this was), there is absolutely NOTHING that compares to the flavor of butter...creamy, slightly sweet, slightly salty, rich and just delicious! This is so cliche, but butter really does make everything better! :)

For my 'Go Bold with Butter' challenge this month I made 3 recipes (all of which can be found at
1. Cinnamon Toast Scones
2. Smoky Spiced Buttered Popcorn
3. Deconstructed Chicken Kiev

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Deconstructed Chicken Kiev
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Smoky Spiced Buttered Popcorn
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Cinnamon Toast Scones
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Apr. 21, 2012 2:15 pm
Love the title! You really made me laugh! GREAT job!
Apr. 21, 2012 4:49 pm
Love the beginning :D I remember those Tupperware butter dishes. My grandma had one. I'm so making those scones tonight! I keep seeing them and they look fabulous!
Apr. 21, 2012 11:43 pm
LOL - very cute lead in....faked me out! Love butter too and I am thrilled to support the butter blogs!
Apr. 22, 2012 4:11 am
Thanks, SHORECOOK, rae and BN! :)
Apr. 22, 2012 4:20 am
Butter is beautiful!!! Like every other wonderful thing in life it is good in moderation. Pythagoras clued us all into that little secret long ago. One tip I live by though: if I am going to add butter to veggies I always do so only to those I plan to serve immediately while they are piping hot. If they are to be served room temp or chilled then (forgive me Christina) there is simply no substitute for extra virgin olive oil!
Apr. 22, 2012 4:24 am
Your title made me look--you win!
Apr. 22, 2012 6:15 am
Christina you are funny, made me look. I wonder why I've been craving hot buttered popcorn lately??? I'll have to check out the smoky spiced popcorn. Great blog, dear.
Apr. 22, 2012 8:32 am
Thanks Vicky, you are right about moderation and I do love evoo in the same manner! :) YAY, Thanks, Bibi! :) Thanks, Sherri, that popcorn was WONDERFUL! :)
Apr. 22, 2012 10:16 am
Lol, Christina! ~ Good title! I had nev er heard of buttermilk, literally. That is so funny. My grandma, always kept her butter in a container at room temp. too.
Apr. 22, 2012 3:08 pm
Thanks, Sarah! Yeah, that was my Paps own creation, lol. :)
Deb C 
Apr. 23, 2012 3:54 am
I never knew you were so sneaky! Your recipes look fabulous and I totally concur with your opinion of butter. :)
Apr. 23, 2012 4:53 am
LOL, Thanks, Deb! :D
Apr. 23, 2012 7:09 am
You definitely got my attention, I only use butter but that picture of the scones drew me in. Just finished baking them and they are perfect. My 11 yr old is a cinnamon/ sugar finatic who loves scones so I can't wait for him to get home from school and try them, thanks!
Apr. 23, 2012 8:28 am
Awesome, Thanks, Missy! :)
Apr. 28, 2012 11:34 am
I don't know what a "sike" is, but you sure psyched me out! I love butter too....
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About Me
Hi Everyone! My name is Christina and I live in Pittsburgh (born and raised here) with my husband, Jim (we have been married for 12 years), my son Gabriel (he is 8), and our twin baby girls born June 22, 2011, Abby and Ally. I love cooking and sharing recipes and have a pretty extensive cookbook/recipe collection. I think my love of cooking comes from my mom and dad. We are definately a family that loves to cook (AND EAT!). I also enjoy watching hockey, LET'S GO PENS!, walking, crocheting and doing crafts. I am looking forward to meeting alot of new people here, and sharing tips and ideas.
My favorite things to cook
EVERYTHING! I love trying new things and we are not a picky family, so anything goes!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Just cook with love and patience. I am 1/2 Italian and 1/2 Lebanese, so we have tons of family traditions.
My cooking triumphs
When I was maybe 12 years old, I had a dinner party for some close neighbors and I made stuffed shrimp, homemade gnocchi with sauce, salad, homemade croissants and creme caramel for dessert. I was so proud of myself. When I cook and I can see the look of enjoyment on the people I am servings faces, that is a triumph all in itself.
My cooking tragedies
None that I can recall, LOL!
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