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May 2016

Dinner, Lunch

Chicken Fajita Skewers

Not a great Memorial Day weekend here in Greater Boston, weather-wise. Saturday was brutally hot but then Sunday overcast and cold. Nevertheless, I needed to eat and I had all the ingredients for these lovely kebabs, and I was just itching to use the grill on Saturday. Wrapped them in a tortilla to serve, but could also just serve with a side of rice and beans. Also, I had leftovers, which I diced up fairly small added a bit of mayo and guacamole, and it made a lovely chicken salad for dinner last night.
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Cookies, Sweet Snacks

Strawberry Rhubarb Linzer Flower Cookies

So tis the season for spring fruit and veg so I had a hankering to make something with strawberries and rhubarb. Yes, again. So I figured why not try cookies in this equation, so here they are. Made the filling from scratch too, because it is hard to find commercially made strawberry-rhubarb jam/butter. Sweet and tart all sandwiched between a lovely vanilla sugar cookie.
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Cookies, Sweet Snacks

Homemade Peanut Butter “Oreos”

I guess technically I should call these “Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies” as not to upset the Nabisco Corporation, but you know … they are homemade oreos (wink wink). Anyway, I’ve had the Oreo Jingle going through my head for some inexplicable reason for a week now. Strange how the brain works, eh? So, I was enticed to make these here peanut butter versions of the classic oreo. Using the Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa makes them even more oreo-like (even though I guess I normally wouldn’t use Hershey’s cocoa powder for baking). At any rate, great for packing in a lunch box for the kiddos towards the end of the school year or for camp this summer. Make all the other kids jealous.
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Breakfast/Brunch, Sweet Snacks

Maple Walnut Apple Muffins

I’ve got visitors staying with me tonight and I thought I would be all “Bed and Breakfast-y” and make some muffins in case anyone is hungry in the morning. They were a bit of a flop, mainly because I think that my baking powder is getting old, so not a lot of rise to them — remember to buy fresh leavers, folks! They do taste great though, so nothing wrong with the recipe, just a chemical malfunction on my software.
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Sweet Snacks

Tart Cherry Rhubarb Strudel

Inspired by a recent visit to Austria, I thought I would make a strudel… with some spring / early summer flavors to boot. I was actually a little concerned that the tart cherries and rhubarb — which is tart as well — would be a little much, but it turned out quite nice. Perfect for an afternoon cuppa.
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