Homemade Chocolate Crackers: A Guest Post for A Little Bit of Everything

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  My dear friend, Roxana, of A Little Bit of Everything has been vacationing with her family for the last couple of weeks.  Her friends have happily taken turns “housesitting” and sharing some of their own recipes.  Today, I’m excited to take my turn and be surrounded by sweet, delicious treats and of course to […]



      In case you are wondering where I am, I am in the middle of an adventure.  Having lots of fun–seeing new places and eating very well…too well! Will share with you very soon! 

Ligurian Lemon Cake with Meringue Topping

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  The overall success of this simple cake is but a tiny consolation for one low point the previous night.  It was shaping up to be a fun evening.  We were guests in our friends’ home, enjoying wine with appetizers and anticipating a delicious meal based on the aromas coming from the kitchen.  The evening’s […]

Rum and Citrus Chicken Kabobs with Stir-Fried Barley

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  His story opened with a recounting of childhood stunts that landed him in the town’s police station more often than he can remember.  But his days of being a delinquent end abruptly, replaced by the promise of Olympic glory when he discovers a talent for running.  As a lieutenant in the US Army Air […]

Merry Christmas!

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Fresh Fig and Olive Oil Cake

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  Is anyone out there as happy as I am to see fresh figs at the market?  When I spotted them during my last shopping trip, I quickly grabbed a dozen or so without a recipe in mind.  But this is the beauty of figs–they are so versatile.  They pair well with salty charcuterie as […]

Teaser Thursday


  It’s wonderfully sunny outside and my husband is dragging my arm to enjoy it with him.  After weeks of endless rain, I’d hate to miss out on the warm weather by being indoors.  I think I should oblige! I actually woke up from an early-morning dream that was plagued by a screaming child.  It […]

Online Bake Sale for Japan

Our hearts have been broken by the recent tragedy in Japan but out of terrible events like the earthquake and tsunami, hope emerges by way of people who strive to make a difference.  Sabrina of The Tomato Tart has done a wonderful thing by organizing an online bake sale to raise funds to help Japan.  […]