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July – reader request month!

July 1, 2010

Can you believe how fast this year is racing by?  What’s up with that??  Suddenly, it’s July.  The good news is, that means it’s reader request month!  I’m a little scared, and a lot excited about this experiment!  I’m putting my reputation (ha!) in your hands, so don’t do me wrong!  So, how does it work? Read the rest of this entry ?

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call to action!

June 15, 2010

Greetings, my little muffinheads!  I’ll be heading out shortly on a much-needed vacation, so the oven will be quiet for the next week or so.  While I’m gone, I’m assigning homework.  No, don’t run away.  Keep reading, it’ll be fine, I promise. Read the rest of this entry ?

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argh

June 12, 2010

Hello dear readers.  I haven’t forgotten about you, just having some technical difficulties with chocolate pound cake.  Not sure if I’m going to try it a third time, or move on to the next experiment.  More to come.

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June – a little bit of this, a little bit of that

June 2, 2010

I’ve had a hard time trying to decide on a theme for June.  There are just so many things I want to try, I can’t seem to lock into one category (note to self:  see introductory statement, that’s been the problem all along).  Anyway.  This evening I was straightening up the pile of cookbooks on the dining room table, and saw that several of them actually belong to a coworker of mrslovey.  C loves to go to flea markets, tag sales, estate sales, and antique shops, looking for old cookbooks, especially ones put together by the community.  She had scored a few recently, and sent them over for me to poke through.

Bingo!, I said as I organized the pile.  A theme, but still some variation!  June will feature recipes from community and/or fundraiser cookbooks.  You know the ones, put together by local civic groups, churches, really anyone trying to raise money or build community or both.  A common feature seems to be the black plastic spiral binding that holds them all together.

Be warned, fair readers, this may not be pretty.  I haven’t pre-tested any of these.  I have a feeling they’ll either be awesome or awful.  I will try to avoid anything with crushed pineapple, but otherwise I’ll mostly be flipping to a page and seeing what it holds.  Coworkers in both offices, I’m apologizing in advance, but if I have to suffer for this blog, then so do you.

Oh by the way, C, looks like you won’t be seeing your books until the beginning of July.

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May – Handhelds

May 3, 2010

Sorry for the delay of the theme announcement this month.  I know you’ve all been holding your collective breath just waiting to see what’s next in the line-up.  Now that I’ve savored my birthday weekend, I’m ready to turn the oven back on!  May will be devoted to handhelds.  I’m going to take a liberal interpretation of that term, so while you may see items that could also fall into other categories, if you’re meant to pick it up in your hand to eat it, there’s a chance you could see it posted this month.

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April – Cookies

April 1, 2010

After the brow-furrowing concentration of yeast breads, it’s time for something a little less serious, a little more whimsical.  Cookies are fun, lighthearted, and fast*.  They don’t require much planning ahead, and they’re easy to share with others.  I look forward to going a little cookie crazy this month.  I already have several ideas, but if you have any requests or suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

*except for when they’re annoying, complicated, and take forever.  You’ll know it when I post it.

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March – Yeast breads (part 1?)

March 1, 2010

March will be the first of hopefully several months throughout the year to feature yeast breads.  There are so many that I want to try, but unlike brownies or quick breads, it’s a lot harder to make 5 different things in one day.  Okay, so maybe *you* can do it, but I’m still new enough with them that I would rather just focus on one at a time.  Plus, they take a lot longer.  So be patient, stay tuned, and we’ll figure this out together.