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The people have spoken, and the people like dessert. From seven food teasers in Random Acts of Blogness, the S’mores Tarts emerged victorious. My first thought was: “I have to…make those? Again?” But for you, I’ll fire them up. Just give me a few days – I have to make marshmallows, write a story, get [...]

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Here’s what they don’t tell you about blogging: it’s random. Crazy random. Unless you have a mission¬† – you wish to share model railroad layouts, or describe one cloud shape per day – blogging is ebb and flow. What to say, what to cook – and why? One answer came from What Would Katharine Hepburn [...]

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Josie was supposed to be scooping blondie batter out of a glass bowl and into a waiting pan. She handled my blue spatula like a lazy rake, pushing batter forward, up and out one glop at a time. I clasped hands and tried patience, but the spatula dripped and she moved on to licking her [...]

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A few years back I joined forces with a restaurant-owning friend – I was brought in to run the kitchen and whip the slacker staff – and lazy menu – into shape. Now, if you are a chef, baker, lottery winner or have ever held a spatula or even eyed a whisk, and are approached [...]

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Historically, only a chosen few have great ideas that come to fruition.¬† A nameless few had the same idea, but left it hanging on the tree. Has this happened to you? It’s happened to me – and more than once. Think of it this way: some people have a date with destiny. I catch destiny [...]

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