Welcome 2010: Top Ten Posts of 2009 (Plus a New Year’s Resolution or Two)


In a few days, another decade comes to a close. Can you remember what happened 10 years ago? The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 10,000 mark for the first time. (This year, we were all happy that it reached that mark again!) It then proceeded to reach 11,000 less than two months later….

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Daring Bakers: Gingerbread House

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When I read the challenge for Daring Bakers this month, I immediately felt that lump rise in my throat. Gingerbread house? Are you kidding me? (No offense to Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemon Pi – it’s a wonderfully festive idea!) It just seemed insurmountable. I’d never made a gingerbread house. And this…

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Last-Minute Christmas Treats – Toffee and Ginger Chip Teff Cookies

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Before you think me a “Grinch”, I thought I better get to it and crank out some Christmas goodies. It’s not that I didn’t have intentions to make these sooner – it was simply that like so many of us this time of year, I was swamped with holiday tasks. But finally, all of the presents are…

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Kids in the Kitchen: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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They were free this time around. Free to choose which meal of the day to prepare. Free to choose what they wished to make. So of course, Brittany immediately chose something with an insane amount of chocolate. As any 11-year-old girl would, I suppose! She wanted to make chocolate pancakes. But not just that. She…

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