Japanese Milk Bread
Jul22

Japanese Milk Bread

Last November my husband and I spent the week of Thanksgiving in Tokyo. The first few days we were there Mr. Shenanigans had to work, so I took the opportunity to visit different neighborhoods in Tokyo, tasting different foods and soaking up the culture. Once his work obligations were complete we moved into a little apartment in the quietly hip neighborhood of Shimokitawaza. First thing I did after we dropped our bags was head over to...

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Cheesy Roast Beef Pie Bites
Dec31

Cheesy Roast Beef Pie Bites

Another year draws to a close. 2013 was a big year for me in many ways. Lots of life changing events. The most important of these was in February when I lost my beautiful, and always inspiring, Aunt Ruby. I still can’t really believe she is gone. If you know me at all you know she was a source of inspiration to me. A real treasure. She was a strong, smart, spunky lady who had a ready smile, a warm heart, and baked a killer pecan...

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Sep17

Cinnamon Apple Pecan Bread

I am a deeply impatient person. When I set my sights on something I want it as quickly as possible. And, if that goal happens to be one I have set for myself nothing less than perfection will do. This compulsion can be a good thing – I am driven and proactive. However, when things go wrong, my impatience and drive can lead me to some very dark places. I tend to be pretty hard on myself if a recipe I am testing takes more than...

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Aug13

Pimento Beer Cheese Pie Bites

Do you prefer sweet or savory? It has been a little while since I posted something savory. As much as I love sweets, I love savory more! When I was little I used to love savory appetizers and bite-sized treats – especially if they feature cheese! My mother used to make cheese crackers during the holidays that I would start anticipating from the moment the Thanksgiving turkey hit the oven. When I would go out to brunch with my...

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Jul12

Peach Pecan Bread Pudding

Summer is in full swing, and to me that means parties! Well, kids, this blog post is part of a party – a virtual pot-luck – sponsored by Lucky Leaf! You remember them, right? They sent me to Camp Blogaway* earlier this year. While I was at camp I asked a few other talented bloggers to create some fun recipes perfect for summer picnics and pot-lucks all using Lucky Leaf Premium Pie Fillings. If you want to see the other...

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May16

Chocolate Chip Brown Sugar Rolls

Bad days often equal the best ideas. When I am having a not-so-awesome day I tend to escape into food fantasy. My happy place is a fully loaded kitchen with an unlimited supply of butter, bacon, and chocolate – and an open bar. Anyway, on one of my recent no-so-awesome days I retreated to my inner test-kitchen and decided I wanted to combine cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookies, with a little cream cheese tossed in for good...

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