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Happy New Year and a Marbled Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

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2012.

What a year it has been.

A year of new friends, careers began, hope and a renewed thankfulness for health, family and love.
I’ve never been the New Year resolution type. I’m in more of a constant state of self-improvement. You know, a work in progress. Though, of late, I have found it incredibly satisfying to focus less on myself, and more on improving the lives of those around me. My family, community, and friends.

If I have a goal for 2013, it’s to continue this journey of living as much for others as I do myself.

The more people I meet and the longer I’m here on this earth, I see the evidence of each person, individually, having their own unique gift to give to the world. Sure, it can be a trite saying, but it does seem to ring true. The choice, however, is whether or not to tap into these special things about us. Passions and skills should be nurtured, protected and expressed.

After all, it can be quite fun to see someone blossom into their own. Seeing a friend find her passion, and putting her all into it. Watching my love accomplish his dream and become a positive figure in a sea of negative influences. A family member standing up for what’s right and fighting for what he believes in.

These are the joys all around me. Read More »

Apple Cranberry Muffins

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When life gives you 30 pounds of apples, you…

…think of all the apple dishes you can and get to baking, cooking and eating.

My friend Dr. Rob was in town this weekend, and he picked gobs of apples off of his parents’ apple trees. That’s how I came into the apple treasure trove of the century.

I now have big plans for these little beauties. In fact, I feel like since I’ve inherited them, my whole life has revolved around them. See, you can’t just have 30 pounds of apples sitting on your counter and ignore them. No, I will not waste, thee, apples. Read More »

Magical Rice Krispie Treats and Will Bake for Food 2011

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When I decided to participate in Will Bake for Food, a food blogger bake sale for charity, I immediately thought of bringing the most fun, whimsical treat in my repertoire.

In Tacoma, we have a fabulous bakery called Corina Bakery.  Every so often, they make these amped-up Rice Krispie treats that are a fruity twist on the classic ones. My husband loves them, and this last year, I went to buy him one for his birthday.  Alas, they hadn’t made any that day.  Determined not to disappoint, I recreated them at home.

Yes, they are a sugar bomb.

But who can resist sprinkles and colorful candy?  Kids and adults alike can’t keep their hands off of them.

Will Bake for Food was yesterday, and these were my most popular sellers by far. Read More »