Quick and Easy Rosemary & Lemon Chicken en Papillote with Potatoes and Warm Spinach Salad

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Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  This is great advice – if you follow it.  I love trying… Read More

Easy Mini Chocolate Crescent Rolls for Two

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Do you love bread? I do! Bread, pastries, donuts, and rolls of just about any kind.  I love the carbs, but sadly, the carbs and their calories don’t love me –especially around my mid-section –so when I find a… Read More

HAUPIA TOPPED MACADAMIA SHORTBREAD CUPS

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Hello.  My name is Bonnie and I’m a chocoholic. It was destined to happen – my mother consumed some form of this delectable treat everyday of her pregnancy with me. My fate was being written with each chocolate… Read More

Lemony Meringues – The Third Time Really is the Charm

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At last! I am happy to write that I have finally made a successful batch of Lemony Meringue Cookies!  Sunday, after wasting over a dozen eggs on batch #2 (sorry, Chicken Little) and washing and re-washing my equipment,… Read More

The Meringue Cookies – My Results of Trial and Error

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Here they are. The odd-shaped, yet tasty, results of my first attempt at making meringue cookies, and since I didn’t use a pastry bag, they are a bit disc-like.  Ok, a lot disc-like.  They certainly aren’t perfect, and I made them… Read More

Meringue Cookies – Trial and Error

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A phrase I hear consistently about hobbies or a craft of some kind is, “it’s a labor of love…” and that is why we do it.  Cooking certainly is a labor of love, but it is also an often… Read More

Vegan Dark Chocolate Rum Cake for Two

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Dark Chocolate – I’m a fan. Cake – I am really a fan. Rum –I am 100 fans cheering in unison. Chocolate Rum Cake? Yes, please!  Since I don’t cook with dairy very often, and my sweetie can’t eat it, I rarely buy boxed cakes,… Read More

Decadent 3 Minute Strawberry Sauce

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A sauce should be as wonderful as the food you top it with.  Think about it – a creamy and lemony butter sauce lathered over beautifully browned chicken breasts; a zesty marinara sauce over arugula pasta; or a… Read More

Dairy-Free Vanilla Cupcakes!

When some people hear the words “dairy-free dessert” they often imagine an overly-dense and boring dessert, and that assumption is perfectly understandable.  For so long, dairy-free foods have indeed been bland, heavy, and sometimes outright inedible, but it… Read More

Strawberry Delights

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Ever have that go-to ingredient for on-the-fly meals? You know, the one thing you can pull out of the fridge or cupboard and immediately make some mouthwatering delicacy to share with friends and family? My go-to of choice for… Read More

My Light and Fluffy Banana Bread

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I love bananas and I love banana bread. What I don’t love is the dense heavy type of banana bread that I find everywhere I go.  Recently, I baked banana bread and saw that I didn’t have the… Read More