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If you recall I picked some strawberries and I promised to do many things with them.  Well I have made good on my promise.  As you can see this is homemade strawberry jam.  I made a classic version and a Thai Spiced Strawberry Jam.

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I made a cheesecake all by myself.  Let me just say it again, I made a cheesecake.  Who ever said I wasn’t a baker?  Apparently, it is my new calling!  For Valentine’s Day my wonderful husband cooked me up this fantastic feast .  In turn I made him a surprise cheesecake.

It is true, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!

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Who thought I would ever become a baker?

I have never been good at reading recipes–it might have something to do with having a touch of dyscalculia, which means I switch around numbers when I read them and is a real, not made-up, condition for which I have never been official diagnosed.  But this inability to follow recipes has impaired my baking skills.  Once I made meatloaf with at least double the bread crumbs because of this lack of reading and my parents dubbed it meat stuffing.  That mostly summarizes my baking experiences even if you do not count meatloaf as baking.  But lately my methods have been to try out this baking thing because things cannot go too wrong if its full of sugar and flour.  Within about two weeks I made two batches of zucchini flaxseed muffins and it turned out to be fabulous. (more…)

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I had not made ice cream since I was a child when the  process involved salt, ice, and a hand crank.  Homemade ice cream technology has come a long way since then.  Now a few girlfriends can make it in one afternoon and then sit back and relax before enjoying delicious delicious ice cream.  Luckily, one of my friends owns this fancy new ice cream technology and it comes as a Kitchen Aid attachment.  This is probably the only time I have been really jealous of a Kitchen Aid.

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Most people probably have a favorite pancake recipe but I thought I should share mine.  When I was a child my father use to say enjoy that big piece of candy for breakfast when ever I ordered pancakes at a restaurants.  I still enjoy these sweet morning treats but now I try to add fruit to at least appear to be healthy.  Anyways, we should all enjoy a breakfast that makes you want to take a nap immediately after consuming it especially on lazy weekends.  (more…)

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