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Oatmeal cream pies

Oatmeal cream pies

(makes 9 pies, 18 total cookies)


These are incredibly delicious and a bit heartier than what you buy at the store. While you can substitute out the cookies for any oatmeal cookie recipe and you can replace the filling with fluff if you prefer, I recommend giving it a go as listed here, but I love them and get nothing but rave reviews on them.  Once you get the hang of it, you can add additional flavoring to the filling if you want.  I’ve had good luck with adding powdered ginger. 🙂

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Butter Roasted Turmeric Mushrooms

So the website that had Connor’s favorite mushrooms died (and now oddly redirects to “Disney Recipes” webpage).  So I’m putting this up so I can find it again in the future. Continue reading

Thanksgiving: too much food style

So Thanksgiving was just a small family thing, so over course I cooked for like 20. Here’s a list of what I made, with just links to food I made without changing the recipe. Continue reading

Homemade honeycomb candy

So England is not often known as the land of yummy food, but they do have some tasty tasty candy.  One of the things I found there are these delicious things:


And, as of yet, I have not been able to convince any UK friends to send me large quantities of them.  However, I have finally found a work around to that: Homemade honeycomb candy.  Oddly, this candy doesn’t involve any honey, but it is still quite tasty.

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What? 4 Desserts per meal is wrong?

This weekend was Labor Day and this year, we went to the beach and then had some families over for some grilling and hanging out.  The beach did not go quite as intended (Sand fleas and rain?  Really?  Still fun though.), but the grilling was nice.  However, I did get mocked for having 4 desserts with only 1 main course, but it was 1 dessert per family… That’s sane, right?  We made asian-ish steak tip/kebabs (others provided yummy sausages and zucchini and fruit salad), and then had berry fool, strawberry citrus ginger sorbet, key lime popsicles, and blubbery crumble with vanilla ice cream for dessert.  Recipes below!

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Corn salad

My youngest is a bean freak.  He loves anything with beans, and the more beans the better, and in my quest to find more foods with beans in them I came across this corn salad, and I have to say, it was very tasty.  And Connor approves!


Corn Salad with Black Beans and Tomatoes

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Ok it’s been awhile, between the baby and work, everything just got crazy. But I want to start getting stuff back up here, so I’m going to begin with something short and simple. See nutella is yummy, so I bought some at Costco. So now I have a lot of nutella. One good thing about this, I also have a great and easy recipe for crepes! Now if only I could keep bananas in the house with two kids…

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