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GLUTEN-FREE MAPLE-BACON DOUGHNUTS

Doughnuts. The mere mention of doughnuts and my knees grow weak; glazed, frittered, cream-filled, jelly-filled, cinnamon dusted, powder sugar dusted, nut-topped, plain, fried or baked, I’ll admit to being an equal opportunity eater of all things doughnuts. 

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52 sundays; may 11, 2014

“Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” —Barbara Kingsolver

To my own mother and all the women in my life – from our pond to yours, Happy Mother’s Day!

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52 sundays; december 25, 2011

While Mr. & Mrs. Smith Bites are spending time with their family and enjoying their gifts, we get to play in the aftermath…one of our favorite times of the year.
“Meowy” Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

– The Smith Bites Cats

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SCARPETTA'S SPAGHETTI

Sometimes you just crave a plate of spaghetti (well at least I do) and now that Christmas is over, the house is empty of guests, our studio is closed for the rest of the week (WHOOPEE!  sorry, I digress . . .) AND Jaden over at Steamy Kitchen posted this recipe . . . well, I just had to make it.  And boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!!!

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PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKES

This past summer, we vacationed in Michigan with our Cincinnati family – all artists in their own right:  Randy, an architectural engineer who designs museums all over the world, Elaine, owner of a graphics design company and sketches beautifully, Avery, a senior this year (OK – I need a moment to catch my breath because how did that happen – wasn’t she just 5???) an extremely talented writer and poet who has won a host of awards and 14-year-old Lydia (another ‘OMG – how did that happen?!’ moment), an incredible talent in paint, sketching, charcoals – you name it, the girl can create it – she too, has won her share of awards.   The ‘Nati’ family loves to cook and eat which makes them super good company and me a very happy camper!  And did I mention that they all know a thing or two about cameras?  They took some really lovely pictures of the food we enjoyed.