Archive for June, 2009

Are those shiny red orbs taunting you from the windowsill?   (I know you’d never put them in then  fridge, right)?  Well, you’re in luck.  Here’s the perfect snack to enjoy them at the height of their summer sweetness.

Please, go eat this.






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sprinkle donut

Photo via Talk with the Preacher

Today is National Donut Day! Admittedly, I’ve never been a huge fan (except for Entenmann’s cake and Boston Creme donuts). But if you like the confections, today’s your day. You can get a free donut at many of the national chains.

Washingtonian Magazine has all the details.

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You know those nights when you stumble home after a long day’s work, wearily open the fridge, and nearly cry from exhaustion and lack of inspiration? The nights you’d call for takeout, but feel embarassed because the person taking orders can recognize your voice? Those cereal-for-dinner nights?


I’ve had a few of those lately.  My husband and I pulled off our DIY wedding a couple weeks ago and have been slowly recovering.  Mostly by refusing to do much of anything aside from gorge ourselves on wedding cake (more on that later).  Apologies for the blogging hiatus.

I’m not entirely back up to speed, but tonight I dipped a toe back in the cooking water with a one-pot dish that was on the table in under 40 minutes.  It’s amazing how a few fresh ingredients can transform ho hum packaged rice mix into a savory, delicious meal. The results are worth the little bit of effort.  No claims as to the authenticity of this jambalaya, but it sure beats General Tso’s when you’re worn out.



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