The gourmet gummy bear. Sometimes I find myself craving something sweet. and chewy. and specifically candy. Now of course I don’t indulge (or have) this craving on a daily basis but when it strikes again I sure know what I’m having. This is a candy I can feel ok about eating and while it would be a stretch to call it healthy I appreciate the simple, straight-forward ingredients, the boost of antioxidants and the fun, grown-up flavors. If you see these, buy.


apple bread pudding with brandy sauce

Another food from the South. Grits? Bread Pudding? What’s next, greens? This recipe and inspiration came from the cooking class I took in New Orleans. The great thing about bread pudding is that: a) you don’t have to follow directions exactly like baking but it will still turn out b) you can easily make it

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confessions of an artificial treat

I love funfetti cake. There. I said it out-loud and it’s now in the internet forever. I have literally loved the Funfetti fake-ness forever! Every year my Mom would ask what dessert I wanted for my Birthday and there was a long stretch of the funfetti. Sorry Mom, I’m sure you were dying to make

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restaurant: Fuji Ya

I. love. sushi. If I could, I would be fine eating it every day for the rest of my life.  And while I am patiently waiting for someone to start making the sushi with brown rice in Minneapolis I guess I will just suffer through it for the time being  I guess it still has

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adventures in baking

Since we all know that I’m not much of a baker, I’ve decided that I can no longer use that as an excuse and I’m going to start baking! (At least once a month) Part of the problem that I usually run into is that I always try to make substitutions or make it healthier.

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in my cupboard: coconut milk ice cream

I actually got to know the freezer-guy at my co-op over this ice cream.  That’s how much I requested it, asked if it was there yet and I’m sure generally just drove him crazy. But let me tell you, it was worth it.  It’s now at a lot of Whole Foods, co-ops and even the

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