Author Archives: Marilyn

BEST Pressure Cooker or Instapot Pinto Beans

Click here to view recipe. I love beans, as a side dish and as a main course.  I am not in love with beans out of a can and try my best to start from dried. That said, I do … Continue reading

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Peachy Lemon Pound Cake

Click here to view recipe. Worry not – I’m back to my Corona baking! This week, I chose this recipe for two reasons.  #1: it makes two loaves of dessert or breakfast bread and #2: during our video chat the … Continue reading

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Wild Rice Salad with Apricots and Herbs

Click here to view recipe. Just so you don’t think I am only baking during this pandemic…I am sharing a concoction I have made twice in the last two weeks.  I’m finding that these days, I like to have room … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Raspberry Ricotta Scones

Click here to view recipe. **The draft of this blog post was edited (and improved!) by my oldest grandson and culinary student, Isaiah Max Kopelovich. Here is yet another scone and baking recipe my sister Kay bragged about on our … Continue reading

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Blueberry Muffins

Click here to view recipe. Fasten your seatbelts, because here comes a post for Blueberry Muffins published by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen, and I hardly changed a thing.  I am not one who likes to follow a recipe to … Continue reading

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Kefir Coffee Cake

Click here to view recipe. I need another coffee cake recipe like I need a hole in my head. However, if you read my last post,  you have learned by now that my need to bake every day has become … Continue reading

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Huge Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Click here to view recipe. I came home on a “rescue” flight from Guatemala in late May, just as the president was locking down the country.  Truly locking it down – as in no one was allowed to be outside … Continue reading

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Anti-COVID Soup

I’m writing this on March 17 from Antigua Guatemala. My husband and I are down here and were scheduled to return home to Seattle at the end of March.  Seattle, as you know, is like 9/11 Ground Zero with respect … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake – Again!

When my granddaughter speaks, I listen. She – and everyone else in my family if I’m being honest – tells me that my carrot cake is better than any other.  So I figured I’d remind you all about this amazing recipe. … Continue reading

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Not Your Grandma’s Tuna Noodle Casserole

This post was originally published over three years ago! It’s so comforting – such an oldy-AND-a-goody – that I couldn’t resist posting it again. Some days – nothing can beat the food mom used to make. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~  Click here to … Continue reading

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