Monthly Archives: May 2010

S’mores Brownies

For my family, Memorial Day  has always meant camping.  I cannot remember a time when we didn’t spend the first official day of summer at our lake property with friends and family, relishing in the day off from work and school and looking forward to the summer ahead.

Times have changed a bit.  Instead of camping, now we’re probably doing what’s considered “glamping”, if even that.  There’s a lovely house where we used to pitch our tents and later, found shelter in a camp trailer.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Home Cooking + Recipes | Comments: 7

Spinach Feta Pop-in-Your-Mouths

You know you’re onto something when your typically smart-ass brother walks in the door and says, “What smells good?”

I wish I could tell you how they smelled…but I can’t smell anything.  My senses are disabled.   I’m sick.   With what, I don’t know.  But when I’m sick, I cook…for other people.  I can’t taste a darn thing either.

And yes, I named these.  Can you tell?

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Home Cooking + Recipes | Comments: 21

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

When’s the last time you had a good French dip sandwich?  For me, it’s been years.   The signature of this sandwich is that  crunchy bread made soggy after being dipped into flavorful broth.  As a kid, I never really liked the soggy-factor.  After making it myself, I see now the flavor it adds and it’s not to be missed.

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On Peanut Butter Cookies and Self-Education


As I have mentioned before, I’m trying to learn how to do food photography and food styling. I’ve been reading tons of books, online guides and going to photography and styling classes and conferences.

It’s been a great diversion from the normal everyday goings-on in my life to be able to take something that I created, arrange it, see it through the lens of a camera and capture that image. This process is therapeutic, in a way, because it forces me to take time out of my day and focus on this one thing that I’m doing, right in the moment.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Home Cooking + Recipes | Comments: 4

Tacoma, bring on “The Carts”

I love living in Tacoma.  I really do.  It’s a unique city with diverse people, activities and adventures to be had.

But what the heck is up with our lack of downtown life on the weekends (and during the rest of the week)  and the pathetic homogeneous offerings of food around here?  Yes, I know that is a blanket statement, but I’m going to make it.

This week I was thrilled to see an article in The News Tribune about Tacoma governing bodies becoming more flexible with allowing food vendors, food carts and other delectable street-side temptations.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Leftovers | Comments: 5
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