Pumpkin Twinkies for Halloween

October 30th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Cakes, Recipes

pumpkin twinkies

Well, a little good news for me and for the blog: my sweet tooth has returned! It was truly disconcerting not craving sweets for a while (although I’m sure my doctor was happy), but I found myself wanting dessert again in the last few weeks, just in time for Halloween! Actually, I have a dentist’s appointment on the 31st – I’m awaiting some comments about the futility of trying to scrape sugar off patients’ teeth when they’re just going to eat a bunch of candy later in the day.


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The Dalmatian Coast and Dog Treats

November 8th, 2011 · 15 Comments · Cookies, Personal, Recipes, Travel

split waterfront clouds

Almost finished with my travelogue from summer – thanks for still tuning in! Our next to last stop on our Mediterranean tour was the town of Split, Croatia. I’ll be honest, in the midst of researching Italy and Greece, Croatia slipped off our plate and we arrived with no idea of what to expect. We discovered an absolutely gorgeous seaside town with fascinating ruins and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. I learned that Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, which frames the eastern edge of the Adriatic sea, has been a desirable vacation spot for centuries, due its sunny weather and picturesque landscapes. We arrived on a particularly stunning day, a perfect postcard of cloud-strewn sky and turquoise waters.


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