Archives for September 2012

Biscoff {Speculoos} Biscotti for Cold Autumn Days

The classic seasonings and brown sugar flavors of Biscoff speculoos cookies are baked inside biscotti and begging to be dipped into your favorite seasonal latte. I’m sitting on the counter swinging my bare feet, the floor two feet away. It’s summer, and I’m in shorts, my legs sticking to the counter when I shift my […]

Biscoff Biscotti

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 4 tablespoons butter, softened 2 eggs Preheat your oven to 350º F. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, […]

Homemade Pear Italian Sodas with Cardamom Cream

Make your own homemade Italian soda with fresh pear syrup and top it all off with cardamom cream. My house is full. There are four small bodies that fill it daily with their voices, loud and fun, quiet and contemplative. They fill it with their clothes, hastily thrown in the corner, discarded in the middle […]

Homemade Pear Italian Soda Syrup

3 ripe pears, sliced 2 cups water 2 cups sugar soda water For the Cardamom Cream: 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom Place the pears, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it boils, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes to […]

Magimix 14-Cup Food Processor Giveaway and Back-to-School Basics

Going through the Eat Well, Spend Less basics of back-to-school ideas for staying sane as we head into the school year, and I’m giving away a Magimix 14-Cup Food Processor with the Juice Extractor and Smoothie Attachment to make it that much easier! Stuff. Stuff gets in the way of the things I want to […]

A Back-to-School Eat Well, Spend Less: ABC Ideas for Your Lunchbox

Looking for inspiration on what to pack in your kids’ lunchboxes as they head back to school? Here are a few fun lunchbox ideas to get you through the year (or at least the first half of it) in this month’s Eat Well, Spend Less series. I pull the white cotton sheet over my head […]

A Labor Day Giveaway: Mixed Grill Skewers Recipe

A quick and easy garlic chicken mixed grill shish kebab recipe and a giveaway for an Everyday Grillin’ Prize Pack with cast iron skewers from Bush’s Beans. So, this is it. Summer has come to a close. Tomorrow the world will change and start spinning in the opposite direction, replacing long days at home with […]