Happy Birthday Cake to Me

Today is my birthday, yeah me, and yeah, my mom.  Mom, thanks for bringing me into this world. Growing up, I often made my own birthday cake. My mom encouraged my brother and I to cook, but mainly I enjoyed the process of creating birthday treats myself.  Back then, birthday cake came from a box,…

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Sort of Like, an Antipasto Plate

As an hor d’oeuvre, for lunch or snack, I love to put together a plateful of finger foods.  It is completely satisfying to eat with my fingers; it is primal, instinctual, easy, and I find joy in licking my fingers after an especially delicious bite.  So why not eat this way more often, slow down…

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Chicken Wings

I was shopping at my local natural grocery store the other day. To my surprise, rather than the slot that is usually filled with plain old chicken breasts, is filled with my favorite football season treat, chicken drumettes. Chicken breast is great for adding quick protein to any meal, but for real flavor, juiciness, and…

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