Whole Wheat Pancakes

Happy Fat Tuesday, Paczki Day, Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, as it’s called here in the UK.  Whatever you call it, whether you celebrate it or not, it’s a good excuse for pancake dinner.    You’ll see that pancakes from scratch are quite simple.  From the photos you can see I get my daughters involved in making the batter, though they usually call…

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Frittata

I can’t believe I watched the whole thing!!!!  Stayed up til the bitter end of the Super Bowl (or “The American Football Super Bowl” as referred to here), including post-game.  In the UK.  Till 3:30am.  Being a bit bleary-eyed and sleep-deprived (we didn’t have the post-Super Bowl snow day that most of the US mid-west and east coast got), coupled with…

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Maple Pecan Scones

Scones and I have a lukewarm relationship.  When they are warm, flaky, buttery, tender inside and with a bit of crunch outside they are a perfect food to wake up to.  But often they can be hard as hockey pucks, with a similar taste.  In the States scones come in an assortment of flavors – chocolate chip, raspberry, blueberry, lemon poppy seed –…

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Potato and Zucchini Latkes

Tonight we light the candles and celebrate the first night of Chanukah.  Chanukah is an eight-day Jewish celebration of a miracle when oil that was only supposed to provide light in the temple for one day lasted for eight days.  So fried foods are consumed during Chanukah, in honor of that oil, and latkes are one of the most popular of those fried…

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Blueberry Crumb Bars

I’ve been blogging for nearly two months and haven’t posted anything sweet!!  Oh, the shame.  I’ll start with one of my ultimate go-to desserts – Blueberry Crumb Bars. I found this recipe two years ago when I organized bake sales for my girls’ school.  Every other month I’d bake up a storm, and bully my friends into doing the same.  After a while I…

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