Menu Plan Monday: Chicken with Chocolate, Meatballs and Squash Soup

Wow, I had a whole week off from blogging! I did not really plan it intentionally, but after cooking our own Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, November 29th, we had enough leftovers to get through most of last week. Add in a couple nights out (BlogHer Holiday party at Tres Agaves and dinner with friends) and

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Cookie Thursday: Hershey’s Kisses Peanut Butter Blossoms (recipe)

Hersheys Chocolate PB Cookies Be sure to enter the Cuisipro and Vacu Vin Giveaway. A flour sifter would be a great kitchen gadget for this recipe! I am sure you have seen this recipe, it has been in all my cooking magazines over the last 2 months. Today, we finally got around to making them

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Local food at FoodBuzz: Think holiday gifts!

Foodzie Gift Over the last couple of years, since I started participating in the Eat Local Challenge, I have developed an interest in finding food close to home. We subscribe to a vegetable CSA through Two Small Farms, as well as a fruit CSA through Frog Hollow Farms. This weekend at the FoodBuzz Conference, I

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Gadget Review: Bundt Tunnel (recipe: Vanilla Bundt Tunnel Cake with Chocolate Ganache)

In my mind, no party is complete without a Bundt cake. Really. They are that special. And Bundt has a fun kitchen gadget that makes the cakes even that much better. The Nordic Ware Tunnel of Bundt, aka, Bundt Tunnel! The Bundt Tunnel is a handy tool that allows you to bake in a tunnel

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Cookie Thursday: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip

pumpkin-chocolate-chipInspired by a recipe included with a giveaway milk glass from the California Milk Advisory Board (see how I spelled Advisory? It was spelled wrong on all their marketing pieces!), I created a Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookie for this week’s Cookie Thursday. I had a moment of panic when I pulled them out of the

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