The first shout out goes to all my ‘Loser friends at the Mequon Sendik’s … BIGGEST LOSER, of course! The participants at the Mequon store won the Sendik’s Biggest Loser challenge. Woot, woot! This recipe is for all of you Losers everywhere – keep it up! Mequon girls (ahem, you know who you are), don’t go celebrating over slices of cheesecake — make some of these muffins instead — you won’t believe they’re light. They’re rich and chocolatey and I have my kids fooled into thinking they’re cupcakes.
Roses are red
And your mom is a peach
I think you should make her
This nice spinach quiche!
I made this over the weekend. It was awesome. You should make one too. ‘Cause even when you’re eating light, sometimes a girl’s gotta have cake for breakfast.
National Pancake Day is just around the corner. As in tomorrow. And since I care deeply about how you celebrate this sacred occasion(*), I’m here to encourage you to think outside the Bisquick box and get in touch with your fancy side. Tonight, after the homework has been accomplished, the tears have been dried (kidding, there’s no crying in homework!), and your kiddos are off entertaining themselves with the good old xBox360, take a few quick minutes to blend up a batch of crepe batter.
Disclaimer: Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Bread is a highly addictive and habit forming substance, whose aroma and consumption may cause intense feelings of comfort, warmth, and coziness. HCSB may result in a strong urge to purchase flour, sugar, and butter in bulk. Users who over-indulge in HCSB may experience profoundly disastrous kitchens, dishpan hands, and a wardrobe made entirely of lycra and spandex.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I’m on my third batch in six days. I can’t seem to keep enough butter in the house, and I’m scouting six-slot toasters online.
Here’s a cheerful quote from an unknown author – something for us all to ponder as this little food blog kicks off 2011:
“People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and New Years, but they really should be worried about what they eat between New Years and Christmas.”
Thanksgiving Day is a marathon, friends. Not a sprint. You’ll want to keep this in mind as you fuel yourself throughout next Thursday. You’ll need your strength and endurance. Because if your family is anything like my husband’s, it’s bound to be a long, activity filled day. There will be tons (TONS!) of leaves to rake and hikes to take. Hands of cards and board games to play. Football on tv. And of course, catching up with relatives. We must maintain our energy. We must have SUSTENANCE!
As I’ve mentioned here once (or maybe fifty times) before, I have a soft spot in my heart for all things pumpkin. And even though I’m not crazy about sweet stuff for breakfast, I would gladly eat these pancakes any morning of the da’burn week! They’re easy! They’re economical! And they are downright scrump-dilly-icious.
The muggy, buggy days of summer are here this week, and I’m doing my best to enjoy them while they last. Not the buggy part so much. They’re pretty awful and bug spray is disgusting stuff. The mugginess however, adds tons of delightfully (cough) unruly curls to my hair, an effect that can really only be achieved in the stickiest of summer months, or the steam shower at LeClub.
The new issue of Food & Wine arrived in my mailbox on Friday afternoon – the best new chefs in America (according to F & W) are all featured on the cover. As usual, I tore the issue apart within the first three hours of its arrival, and dog-eared the pages that contained the recipes I wanted to try…and there are many ‘must try’ dishes in the current issue.
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