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Oven Roasted Beef

Today’s recipe comes from Laurie Colwin’s first cooking memoir. I love Laurie Colwin. Her writing is beautiful, emotional, and shows good humor. She wrote fiction throughout the 70s and 80s, and died at the age of 54 in 1992. I’ve read some of her fiction, but my favorites are her two cooking books: part memoirs, part recipes. They will probably be featured heavily in this blog!

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Chocolate Muffins

Ahh, simple. We’re all fans of “instant” recipes that taste amazing. Something you can whip up quickly but still has a wow factor. This is definitely one of those, courtesy of a B&B where Hubs and I stayed near Hershey, Pennsylvania, while my parents kindly kept the kids for a few so we could have a nice getaway.

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Maple-Walnut Bars

Quick, easy, and oh so yummy! I have been flipping through Taste of Home magazines since I was a kid. The recipes seemed to paint a picture of a wholesome, rural, simple life, possibly with well-behaved chickens pecking around and a gently-worn but not-entirely-decrepit red barn as a backdrop.

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Everybody's Favorite Peasant Bread

Who doesn’t love a good loaf of fresh-baked homemade bread? This recipe comes from The Hay Day Country Market Cookbook, which we picked up at a Cracker Barrel years ago. It’s very much a “farm stand” cookbook, with recipes heavily focused on produce. The recipes also seem to lean just slightly more complicated than I Read More

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Full of surprises. This kid sure has given us a bunch already! First, we didn’t know we were expecting until I was 15 weeks along – over a third of the way done. No symptoms beyond being tired, and um, with a growing and active toddler, that was life! I’d taken a pregnancy test in Read More