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Pavlova with Starwberries and Mint ©Rhonda Adkins 2013

Pavlova with Strawberries and Mint

Would you believe that I’m sitting outside, drinking coffee and typing this post?  To me this feels so luxurious.  This is how, in my little mind, I imagine a writer’s life.  The perfect writer’s life, where you could put pen to paper (or type) anywhere when inspiration hits. I have always thought writers to have […]

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No-Bake Nutella and Pretzel Cookies

I cannot count how many times my mom would make no-bake cookies while I was growing up.  I remember that she thought they were the most amazing ‘cookie’ ever.  Quick, easy, sweet, chocolately and of course no oven required.  Last minute bake sale no problem, last minute party no problem, last minute guests no problem.  […]

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cherry, Maraschino, chocolate, candy, Holiday, Valentine's Day, kid friendly, food, recipe

Cherry Cordials

I’m teaching a cooking class this month, the theme is “Breakfast in Bed”, obviously geared towards Valentine’s Day.  The menu plan is; Stuffed French Toast, Glazed Grapefruit, Sunrise Champagne Cocktail, and Chocolate covered cherries and/or strawberries (naturally I’ll be sharing the recipes). I was sitting on the fence about chocolate covered cherries or strawberries, when […]

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Pistachio, Italian, Ice Cream, food, recipe, tips

Pistachio Semifreddo – two ways

Here I go again, non-main line posting.  This time of year food blogs and sites, newspapers and magazines are filling their pages with healthier recipes.  Who doesn’t want to lose weight?  And the New Year is the perfect opportunity to reset, especially with all the holiday treats consumed, given away or ditched. And I’m posting […]

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Italian, Orange, olive oil, cake, dessert, sweet, tips, food, photo, recipe, photography

Candied Orange Olive Oil Cake

Today is the close of 2012 and with the New Year all the hopes and wishes of doing things a wee bit better than the previous year. Today, no reflective post, no top 10 of 2012 anything.  Just wishing you all the bestest and sharing a crazy sweet lil’ post for you. Crazy good, crazy, […]

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Christmas, chocolate, mint, nuts, marshmallows, fudge, rocky road

5-Minute Fudge

Not a one, not a single Christmas treat have I posted.  This year my men are on these high protein low carb diets.  McGyver for health reasons and the Baby boy because of Rugby (strict orders from his coach).  I decided not to bake cookies or anything too tempting, gotta show my support (and I […]

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