Archive for June 2014

Sundays with Sparky: Baked Crab Rangoon

Sundays with Sparky: Baked Crab Rangoon
Crab Rangoon are one of those quirky American recipes that we file under “exotic.”  I’m sure that was the intent of the infamous Trader Vic’s, where the recipe seems to have originated. They claimed the appetizer was based on a Burmese recipe (hence the name Rangoon, really Yangon – a former capitol of Myanmar, whose... Read more »

The Wayback Machine: Slightly Faster Boston Baked Beans

The Wayback Machine: Slightly Faster Boston Baked Beans
As I’m sure I’ve said before, sometimes a recipe will pop up in the most unexpected possible place!  Sparky – who has an insatiable sweet tooth – had asked if I would teach him to make Baked Beans from scratch, and so I trolled the internet in search of acceptably healthy recipes.  I happened upon... Read more »

Don't forget - you saw them here first!

Don't forget - you saw them here first!
We’ve been big fans of Piccolo Theatre for many a year, and now they’ve gone and found a way to work Crudmuffins into a fundraiser! Buy early and often – help a camper out! Enjoy!    
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Sundays With Sparky: Easy Custard and Fruit Tart

Sundays With Sparky: Easy Custard and Fruit Tart
I have to admit, I get more than a little annoyed at the plethora of recipes across the internet claiming to be “one-ingredient,” or “two-ingredient” where one or both of the ingredients is some kind of mix with a bunch of stuff in it. So I won’t make that claim for this custard, even though... Read more »

Summer Wednesday Hiatus

Hi, Quips fans!  Just a short note to let you know that we’ll be taking a hiatus from our Wednesday posts for the summer.  Stay tuned for Sundays with Sparky, which will keep going on indefinitely (or until Sparky refuses to cook with me )

The Wayback Machine: Apple Cinnamon Rolls

The Wayback Machine: Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Everyone in our family loves wonderful, gooey (and bad for you) pull-apart cinnamon rolls, and I thought adding apple to the mix would make them even better. In the interests of our health, however, I thought I would find a recipe that was slightly better for us than running down to the Cinnabon.  Cooking Light... Read more »
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The Food Desert Project - Roasted Chickpeas with Homemade "Za'atar"

The Food Desert Project - Roasted Chickpeas with Homemade "Za'atar"
Sometimes, you just really need a simple recipe that doesn’t take that much time and energy but really delivers on flavor.  I’ve found all kinds of roasted-til-crunchy foods really appeal to Sparky: it’s the only way I can get him to eat kale or beets.  While we have no trouble eating chickpeas in our household,... Read more »