Something Old Tries Something New! Blog at (5/2011)

Something Old Tries Something New!

May 26, 2011 12:32 pm 
Updated: Dec. 19, 2011 7:26 am
I used to own a coffee shop. I roasted my own coffee beans and baked my own scones and muffins and other tasty goodies. When the recession hit, we sank. How many articles have you read that say the first thing you should do to save money is cut out those $5 coffee drinks? Well if you've read… MORE
Hazelnut Chip Scones
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May 24, 2011 9:42 pm 
Updated: May 26, 2011 6:08 pm
I love that line from Vacation. In fact, I love that whole movie. Christmas Vacation was the only other one in the series that is worth quoting. Although "Big Ben...Parliament" does occasionally get quoted in my house. We love quoting movies and TV shows but Vacation is one of those that… MORE
Vegetarian Spicy Tortilla Soup
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May 18, 2011 10:07 pm 
Updated: Oct. 13, 2011 2:34 pm
When my 7 year old (nope sorry he's 8 now) nephew, asked what I was making for dinner I replied "Eggplant Parmesan." He looked at me with a blank stare and started to turn away when he paused and said "So...eggs grow on plants? I thought they came from chickens." How do you explain to an 8… MORE
Eggplant Parmesan
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"Sweating" the eggplant
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May 1, 2011 12:54 pm 
Updated: May 1, 2011 7:36 pm
Even though today is May Day, I have absolutely no idea what traditional May Day fare would be so I'm getting a jump start on the Cinco de Mayo festivities. So I busted out some old favorite Mexican recipes and I'm looking for some new ones to replace the tired old ones I have in my… MORE
South-of-the-Border Burritos
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About Me
Married to a wonderful man for over 21 years now. He'll eat almost anything as long as it doesn't have peas in it! We have 2 teenage boys who can swoop in and ravage a refrigerator quicker than a pack of hyenas on a carcass! I like simple recipes that deliver an unbelievable product.
My favorite things to cook
Definitely desserts!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday baking with my mom. I still bake WAY to much stuff for the holidays!
My cooking triumphs
Finally making fried chicken that my husband LOVED!
My cooking tragedies
Almost anything with yeast turns out bad if I make it. However, I am determined to conquer my yeasty foe!
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