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Pizza: If at first you don’t succeed…

We have Tom’s twin brother and his wife and a few good friends coming to dinner this week, so we were discussing menu options. I’d already prepared a double batch of Nutty Parmesan Shortbreads (May 5, 2011 post) dough. Tom … Continue reading

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Rising to new heights

The girls are hanging at doggie camp for the night. We’re still holding out hope for a trip to New England later this summer. Our wonderful pups have separation issues, so we’re introducing them to the joys of canine sleepovers. … Continue reading

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Carla’s cookies, savory style

I received a fabulous gift on Friday. I am eternally grateful to the generous person who sent me a savory cookie sampler from Alchemy by Carla Hall. Okay, I confess: I did it. I bought the sampler and had it … Continue reading

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Is it spring yet?

It’s May first in Wisconsin, and once again it’s freezing. My garden is empty and forlorn, lonely for the plants that can’t go in until this crazy cold goes away for good. We decided to pretend it was a nice … Continue reading

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Risotto: day three; dogs: day five

Dogs first: The girls are settling in nicely. Cleo’s taken over the new bed and dish we bought for Libby; Libby’s appropriated all the rawhides. Both are fine with this arrangement. Libby has already learned that dogs are required to sit … Continue reading

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New puppy! Oh, and some awesome peppers.

Last May we adopted a five-month-old beagle mix and named her Cleo. She had been born in a shelter, and was labeled “special needs” for her debilitating shyness: she was frightened by everything except other dogs. Nearly a year later, … Continue reading

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