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Would the World Be a Better Place If More People Baked Bread?

Nearly ten years ago, researchers from the University of Southern Brittany published a study in the Journal of Social Psychology that found the aroma of fresh baked bread made people...
August 25, 2021
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How to Not Burn Chocolate Chip Pancakes (Because Burnt Pancakes Are the Worst)

There are few greater disappointments at breakfast than looking forward to chocolate chip pancakes only to have them turn out burned and undercooked. Let me start off by saying I'm...
July 31, 2021
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When Your Fridge Is Too Small but You Can’t Fit a Bigger One in Your Kitchen

I'm always running out of fridge space but my kitchen is too small to fit a bigger refrigerator. I'm constantly throwing out spoiled food and entertaining is a nightmare. Sound...
July 28, 2021
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Easy to Make Real Chocolate Frosting (No Cocoa Powder Please)

Recipe first, tidbits second. Enjoy! This Recipe’s Roots We have a lot of summer birthdays around here. And name days which are an even bigger deal than birthdays if you’re...
July 24, 2021
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Why Do We Eat Cake on Our Birthdays? Why Not Something Better Like Brownies?

I don’t like cake. I don’t like cake so much I requested a brownie tower for my birthday last year instead. (Which my lovely Aunt Carol delivered on, candles and...
July 24, 2021
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Energize Hot Summer Days With This Refreshing Coral Citrus Sparkler

Refreshingly light while packed with flavor, this sparkling citrus medley is the perfect addition to any hot summer day. Enjoy it alongside breakfast for a blast of vitamin C or...
July 14, 2021
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5 Ingredient Sweet Green Breakfast Smoothie

With only five ingredients this ultra creamy smoothie is easy to whip up for breakfast even on busy days. The banana and almond milk add sweetness while the Greek yogurt...
June 2, 2021
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5 Ways to Immediately Improve Produce Quality No Matter Your Budget

Just as much as us humans are what we eat, recipes are the ingredients they’re made of. Sad ingredients make for sad food. No award winning recipe in the world...
February 3, 2021

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Why Hello There!

I’m Carol. That’s me on the left in the blue shirt. You probably can’t tell but I’m laughing hysterically. I do that a lot.

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"Carol's food is creative, tasty, and nutritious. We'd never had moussaka before but we cleaned our plates and went back for seconds."

Fond Food Memory

Iceland, 2017

Before we knew it was a no-no, my husband and I ordered puffin at a restaurant in Reykjavik, Iceland. It was a red meat and surprisingly tender (though I think the tenderness was due to to the chef’s skill because I’ve since read the meat can be gamey). Imagine a cow exclusively fed seafood and you’ll get an idea of the flavor. I wouldn’t order it again because you know, morals, but I will say puffins are even more delicious than they are cute.