March 2013

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chocolate bread pudding

chocolate bread pudding

Gerrit’s birthday was this weekend, and normally I would have no interest in bread pudding except that he requested it for his birthday dessert.  He loves it, while I, on the other hand, have never had a bread pudding that made me want to rush home and learn how to make it.  Come to think … more

chocolate mint molten lava cakes

chocolate mint molten lava cakes

Right now it is tax season.  I have taken so many trips to the post office, that the other day when I went to buy more odd groupings of stamps, the woman at the counter looked at me and said, “Didn’t we already do this?”  The other week, I had a dream in spreadsheets.  Like … more

garlic and rosemary marinated flank steak

garlic and rosemary marinated flank steak

My parents have this beautiful backyard.  Like really really beautiful.  When I was in high school my dad and brother tore down one of the awful porches that was attached to the back of their house, with the intention of rebuilding it.  When I was in college, my parents finally decided to pay someone to … more

oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies

oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies

So I doubt you have noticed this at all, but there is not a chocolate chip cookie recipe in the recipe archives.  Sure, there are monster cookies with chocolate chips and M&Ms and just about everything else you find in any other cookie.  There are chocolate confetti icebox cookies, which are buttery slice and bake … more

bacon wrapped duck

bacon wrapped duck

Back when I was in middle school, my dad started duck hunting regularly.  Duck season (from sometime in December to sometime in January) became a regular part of our lives, with my dad and brother often waking up at 3:00 a.m. on cold winter mornings to go out hunting.  And as a result, duck became … more