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Baked eggs

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Project of the day: newfangled comfort food

Its been a really mild winter this year! Which makes those occasional cold and/or wet days feel a little more dreary.

Those days you come home, curl up with a blanket and a cup of tea, and crave something warm and creamy for dinner. Macaroni and cheese, soup, mashed potatoes, pot pie… Everyone has their favorite. But if you’re in the mood for something new, or maybe something simpler, or really just something delicious, you have got to try baked eggs. Read the rest of this entry

And we shall call them squishies, and they shall be ours, and they shall be our squishies!

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Project of the day: succumbing to chocolate cravings

There comes a time when chocolate must be had for dinner. This time was now.

And these did not disappoint! Imagine the fudgiest brownies ever, but fluffy as a cake with a pudding-like center. And thus we dubbed it chocolate squishy.

Think of it this way: you can eat your hershey bar straight out of that care package, or turn it into warm chocolate squishy goodness. Your choice : ) Read the rest of this entry

Not-Bailey’s (and Milkshakes!)

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Project of the day: Home-made Irish Cream

I went out to dinner with the Ninja and his sister, and well, long story short, we decided very spur-of-the-moment to make Irish Cream.

Yeah, that’s just what happens.

Ninja actually stumbled on the recipe a while ago and sent it my way. Its been on my list of things to try ever since.

chocolate syrup :) Read the rest of this entry

Pop-Pop Cheesecake

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Project of the day: Birthday Dessert

Today is brother #4’s 10th birthday and his namesake Pop-Pop’s 68th birthday.

In my family, no excuse for cake escapes cakeless.

Daddy is the official birthday-cake-baker in our house, so he made brother #4 a nice yellow cake with chocolate frosting. But Pop-Pop is on the Atkins and carb-less cakes are not in Daddy’s repertoire.

We used to always just make him sugar free jello, but when everyone else is eating homemade cake, cannoli, cookies, brownies, or pie, I feel bad for Pop-Pop and his jello. So I started experimenting. Making Pop-Pop friendly desserts is always a challenge, because nothing bakes like sugar. I’ve had some pretty interesting results, including a cake that separated and boiled in the oven. A recent success is my Pop-Pop cheesecake. Read the rest of this entry

Cookie Efficiency

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Project of the day: Care package

Brother #7 enjoying a Samoa bar

Sister #2 is off at summer camp (wait, who?). A pretty awesome summer camp, I might add. She’s learning riflery, pottery, archery, mountain biking, tennis, and having a generally sweet time.

All this understandably gets a girl hungry, and I am not one to refuse a request for snacks! So, at mama’s suggestion, we baked cookies. Although, I should mention, the ‘we’ rather quickly became mostly ‘I.’ Mama was very concerned about getting the package to the post office by 5 pm, and the boys were happily playing together, so I baked and sister #6 helped measure.

Cookies are a simple operation. The trick is in the timing, especially with multiple recipes.

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