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Kale & Brussel Sprout Caesar Salad with Spiced Garbanzo Beans

I'm warming up to Caesar salads. I've never been a huge fan, partly because I was a bit anchovy averse, and because the dressing is often so caloric. Somewhere I read that a Caesar with big yummy croutons, creamy dressing, and shaved cheese is just as unhealthy as eating a burger. For me, that's all...
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Baked Beans with Crispy Bacon Lattice Top

It's really difficult to take a beautiful photo of baked beans. In this case, a photo is not worth 1,000 words. Lowly old beans weren't born to be the belle of the ball. When mixed with dark liquids and baked until sticky and syrupy, they become a brown, lumpy slop. Even topped with a decorative cri...
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Butterscotch & Chocolate Chip Cookies

My extended family had a serious debate last weekend. In the end, we agreed that there is no more alluring aroma than that of cookies baking. Almost any cookie in the oven emits a heavenly scent. But this batch, presumably due to the addition of butterscotch chips, was elevated to a new transcendent...
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Homemade Play-Doh

Cooped up with a sick toddler, an exhausted Mommy and 100 degree heat.  Homemade Play-doh to the rescue!  A few hours of giggling and much...