Category Archives: snacks

Watermelon Tomato Salad

Easy summer salad

I think I am in denial.  I am in denial of the end of summer. I am not ready to accept it’s over, and I’m trying to figure out how to slow everything down. First, I am ignoring all the obvious signs—the fact I need a sweater at night, Juan starting school soon, and people...

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Pumpkin Butter Picnic

Since the weather isn’t frightful and it doesn’t look like we are going to have a white Christmas this year in the Midwest, why not treat your friends and family to a picnic in the park? This simple recipe for pumpkin butter puts you in the holiday spirit and makes a lovely homemade gift. Merry...

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Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread with Jalepeno Honey Butter

Once again, the time that we have to spend away from each other has begun. We all know that we are in the places that we want to be, doing the things we were meant to do. At times, the distance and the sadness of being in different places makes us nostalgic for the way...

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Cappuccinos

The nights are getting colder, the leaves are starting to change color, slowly but surely, and fall produce is filling Findlay Market.  During rainy afternoons, when we should be working diligently on our next design project, all I want to do is wrap a blanket around me and enjoy a homemade cappuccino made by Juan. ...

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Blueberry Scones

The end of summer was quickly approaching.  The sun was setting sooner, and the air was starting to feel cooler.  But we discovered a little blueberry farm not far from Juan’s house, so we went twice to collect as many delicious blue summer jewels as possible before it was too late.  The first bunch was...

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On Making Bread…

Making bread is like making magic. The result is completely incredible. In goes flour, water, salt, and a pinch of yeast and out comes one of the most delicious things invented by man. I’ll be the first to tell you that a good piece of bread is about as good as it gets. Its even...

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Maple Banana Bread & Muffins

We are experts at letting the bananas sit on the counter too long and get brown.  Once there is one brown spot, that poor banana has no hope.  It is headed straight for the freezer.  If the bananas are frozen, let them sit out for a while to defrost. I have been making this maple...

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