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These are a few places we went to that don’t merit a post of their own. –McDonalds. Pathetic, I know, but pretty much every hotel has one in their food court, and they charge regular McDonalds prices (including their dollar menu). Most other food court choices are overpriced and don’t seem much better.  Some McDonalds […]

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A “cheese” cake

This is a picture of my 10th birthday cake. The photograph is pretty bad, but the cake was beautiful, and very original. I don’t remember how I ended up requesting a cake in the shape of Swiss cheese (though I loved Gruyere as a kid), but I know I enjoyed it. Both my kids have […]

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Don’t have chives, use green onions!

I knew that all the time I wasted in craigslist had to be good for something. Today I found out that the green part of green onions make a good substitute for chives. Apparently many restaurants use them as a matter of course (and still call them chives). I never have chives around, but often […]

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Spider Cake

Mike saw the idea for a spider cake in a Family Fun magazine and immediately wanted us to make one for Halloween. I’ve learned my lesson about actually baking cake, so we figured we’d buy one premade and then assemble it. That turned out to be harder than we previously thought. They had no plain […]

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