King Arthur Flour Mixed Flour and Cornmeal Tortillas

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  Yesterday morning, while studiously avoiding anything resembling housework by noodling around on the computer, I saw that Michelle, over at Thursday Night Smackdown, was having a “First Thursday Smackdown” event.  The rules?  Simply make something you’ve never made from your collection of cookbooks or magazines.  Righto!  I was up for a challenge.  I broke out…

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Cornbread Salad – Part 1

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As part of my wanderings through the internet world of food, I came across a site that hosts a monthly cooking challenge: http://weekendcookbookchallenge.blogspot.com/.   Every month a new challenge is issued around a certain theme—either a particular chef, a certain kind of food, etc. I believe the goal is to either use a cookbook you…

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Ze-bra-vo cake!

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  I was feeling mighty sorry for myself yesterday after a much anticipated trip to my old home turf, Michigan, fell victim to the astronomical gas prices.  After moping around I decided to do something constructive and distract myself.  Did I do what a self-respecting hausfrau should?  Did I clean the cupboards, scrub the floors,…

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Roasted Crickets

…That is what my kids told me yesterday when asking whether I could help them roast crickets and then dip them in chocolate.  That is what I get for allowing them to read books about survival skills.    I have 9 crickets chilling, literally, in my fridge in preparation to roast them.  Mmm hmm.  I…

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(And she smacks her forehead!)

Aidan, age 8, and Ty, age 6,  came flying through the door while I was preparing tonight’s deja food masterpiece.  Aidan, tightly grasping two cups with the open ends pushed together yelled, “Ty just had the BEST idea for dessert tonight, Mom.  Tell her Ty!”   At this point I expected them to show me some wild…

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Scots Bannock

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Leif was really looking forward to dinner Wednesday night.  He loves ham (“the pink meat”), garlic bubble bread and homemade pasta.  But he adores ice cream and anything that goes with it.  I had planned this meal to please him particularly.    ” But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be…

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