Chocolate Mint Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day

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I guess no news is good news when it comes to hip x-rays. Technically, the no news was that the x-ray looked normal, which means the bone and the hardware are fine. I spent a very painful half hour with my foam roller this evening and everything’s feeling a […]

Grasshopper Brownie Bites

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This is a new twist on a recipe I posted before. We normally make these as squares, but this year I wanted to try something new, so I baked the brownies in a mini cupcake pan, piped the mint frosting, and drizzled the chocolate over the top. My family […]

Zucchini Salad with lemon and mint

So, I made it back from New Zealand…finally. The plane got struck by lightning and the customs line at LAX was ENDLESS, but I’m happy to be back to summer! (That’s not to say I didn’t love New Zealand…I did, and I highly recommend you go there). After so […]

Tempeh Salad Rolls

I’ve blogged about rolls a lot like these before, but it was back when ten people read my blog (and most of them were in my family). These are an updated vegan version, without the noodles inside because I think they’re a lot better (not to mention easier to […]

Summer Orzo Salad

Mike and I may not be ready for kids yet, but we just brought 3 precious living things into our home: a Thai chili plant, a basil plant, and a mint plant. These three fabulous additions live in terra cotta pots on a ledge in front of our living […]

Fresh Garbanzo Salad

We may have opposite political leanings and a preference for totally different movies (I just can’t do sci fi), but I know I married the right guy. Not only will he wake up at 5 AM to go running with me, but he gets just as excited about ethnic […]

Tabouli

I used to have a fairly major parsley aversion. Too much of it (which usually amounted to anything over about 1/4 tsp) would completely ruin a dish for me. I think it was mostly a mental hang-up though, because I’ve been known to polish off loads of tabouli in […]

Candy Cane Fudge

It’s not uncommon for my sister and me to have pre-Christmas baking marathons where we churn out a dozen or more different kinds of Christmas cookies for family, friends and neighbors. This year, though, she’s in New Zealand, and I just moved back to California a week ago, so […]

Matteson Squares

Here it is: the holy grail of Christmas cookies. ¬†Fudgy brownies topped with a layer of mint buttercream and a hard chocolate shell on top. For as long as I can remember, these have been everyone’s favorite. ¬†When my mom’s family gets together, these cookies are in high demand and […]

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