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Archive | August, 2010

IFBC 2010, or What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Stepping out of the airport a chilly breeze carries the scent of salt water as well as a delicious shiver of anticipation down my spine. I have arrived in Seattle for the International Food Bloggers Conference and consumption is the only thing on my agenda.  Before me stretches three days of excellent of food, wine, […]

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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I’m something of a brownie junkie. That said, I am very specific about what I want in a good brownie, and I’m sad to admit I am not satisfied with most coffee shop or bakery brownies.  Give me deep, dark, intense, and fudgy brownies and I am a happy woman.  These needs do not change […]

Chocolate Dipped Lime Cardamom Cookies

Monday, August 16, 2010

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When it is hot out I find lime to be most refreshing. Even in cookie form, lime flavored treats seem to taste the best when the temperature outside starts to soar.  We are in the middle of a heat wave in the Dallas area, so I am all about refreshing at the moment.  Since I […]

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Thursday, August 12, 2010

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Sometimes you just need some comfort. Yesterday was not a great day for me.  In fact, it was terrible.  Before I got home I decided that a nice, warm, creamy bowl of soup would fit the bill.  I have been craving mushroom soup for a few weeks, ever since having some rather superb mushroom soup […]

Peach Cream Pie

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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I recently went on a road trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas. One of my road trip rules is to find off-the-beaten-path places to eat.  I prefer to eat where the locals eat, since they often have the most unique, and tastiest, food.   Why eat at a chain place, or, even worse, a fast food window?  […]

Japanese Shortcake Jelly Roll with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Friday, August 6, 2010

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I spend a fair amount of time shopping in Asian markets. I love the fresh produce, meat and fish.  The whole experience is an adventure for me as I discover new ingredients, flavors and snacks.  One of my favorite discoveries are Japanese Cake Rolls.  They are soft sponge cake filled with a delicate layer of […]

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