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Fennel-Crusted Pork Loin with Potatoes and Pears

Fennel-Crusted Pork Loin with Potatoes and Pears

I first made Fennel-Crusted Pork with Potatoes and Pears 7 years ago, as #362 of my 365 recipes that I made that year. Alex had gotten our friends to give me recipes for a birthday several years prior (best present ever!), and our friend Allison […]

White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

I first made these White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread cookies as my 279th recipe of 2010. For some reason, it’s taken me years to get around to making them again. Perhaps I forgot about them among all my recipes for brownies and rich bar cookies. And that’s […]

A 2018 #cook90 Recap

A 2018 #cook90 Recap

January has been over for five days now. I’ve basically congratulated myself by going out to eat a few times now. And I’m overdue for an update. Doing #cook90 was a fun challenge. It got me to meal plan, which I hadn’t really before. What […]

Best Cocoa Brownies

Best Cocoa Brownies

Happy National Dark Chocolate Day! One day during my first year of food blogging, I complained to my friends online that I wanted brownies. My friend Emily shared this delicious brownie recipe with me. I loved it. I wanted to originally title this post “OMG: Brownies,” […]

A Fourth 2018 #cook90 Update

A Fourth 2018 #cook90 Update

I’ve made my final #cook90 meal plan, and I’ve updated my meal list for January. Technically I only have to cook through Wednesday, but I’m in the groove so I went ahead and made it for the full week. Last week’s meal plan was fine. […]

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

I’ve made St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake on this site more than once. But honestly, what’s one more recipe? In fact, this is the best recipe that I’ve tried yet. This recipe baked how it was supposed to, without being overdone, on the first try.

A Third 2018 #cook90 Update

A Third 2018 #cook90 Update

The last week of cooking has been fine. I’ve updated what we ate here (and it’s also listed below), but here’s a link to what I’d planned to make. I had to adjust my entire meal plan because I was so busy on Monday. I’m glad […]

Easy French Bread

Easy French Bread

Every time I make homemade bread, I ask myself, “Why don’t I make bread all the time?” The main reason is that I shouldn’t eat bread all the time. But I bemoan that every time I make this French Bread. It’s just so incredibly easy.

A Second 2018 #cook90 Update

A Second 2018 #cook90 Update

My second full #cook90 week went fine. Here’s my whole meal plan, which I’m updating as I go, and my previous week’s meal plan. And below is what I ended up making. What did I like about the last week? I made a few things that […]

A First 2018 #cook90 update

A First 2018 #cook90 update

The first week of #cook90 has gone well enough. I didn’t quite stick to my menu (which isn’t surprising to me), but I did make meals/eat leftovers as I was supposed to. I took my first day off on Sunday for lunch, because Alex was […]