Harry & David You Have My Heart

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My Grammi sends us a box of Harry & David pears every once in a while for the holidays. Way to go Grammi!! These things are SO soft and juicy, I kid you not, I “Mmmm” after every single bite. And in a rare moment of craving salad this afternoon, I turned to the pears! What we have here is a classic and absurdly delicious holiday salad: mixed greens, toasted walnuts, succulent as $&:@ pears, pomegranate, goat cheese aaaaaand homemade honey mustard dressing. YUM

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I usually reserve salad eating for warmer weather but this was delish! Side of potato leak soup by mom? Couldn’t get any better. Stay tuned for my honey mustard dressing in a later post.

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Banana Coffee Cake with Heath Streusel FAIL #1

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Ok so I know what you’re thinking… this looks amaaaazing. Well, that’s because it was… 5 months ago when I made it! Look at that perfect crumbly streusel topping. Uggghh, I am drooling just thinking about it. And lets recap, whyyy can’t I have it again? Because I lost the sacred recipe!

#$%*S)(#*$!

What I got the next time I tried…

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Dont get me wrong, this tasted good. Real good. But it just wasn’t the same. The streusel turned into some sort of molten hot lava disastrophe, and the cake (although moist and flavorful) was just not that same fluffy-dream-treat-texture. ¬†ūüė¶

The good news is, I wrote this recipe down.  So with any luck, I can bring it back to the epic heights of my first try, uhmmm, 14 more tries later?

New Years Resolution

Ok, so after an almost year long hiatus, I’ve decided to make some real life moves. ¬†Back to the blog she goes! ¬†Today I considered making my (world famous) banana coffee cake with heath streusel topping… and then I couldn’t find the recipe I used online. ¬†Nooooooooo! Noooooo… ooooo!! ¬†

Lesson learned.  17 Lessons ago.

“Why not just write things down?” you ask. ¬†No answer. ¬†And so on the 18th day, there was a new years resolution.

My mom returned from Geneva this summer with a beautiful hand bound book for me that I have deigned Kathryn’s Kreative Kook Book… or something like that. ¬†And I have resolved to write every recipe that means anything to anyone (or maybe just me) in it! ¬†Woohoo! ¬†And just to be sure I don’t lose THAT book and cry for years and years to come, all the best recipes will go up here. ¬†At last. ¬†Where they belong. ¬†So stay tuned, and please don’t be discouraged by my absence. ¬†I always keep my New Years Resolutions. ¬†Starting now. ¬†