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Glazed Lemon “Brownies”

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on April 7th, 2015 under Recipes Tags: , , , ,  •  11 Comments

I hope you had a lovely Easter! I was in charge of dessert for our celebration, so I made lemon brownies. They aren’t brown, so they should actually be called lemon “yellowies” but whatever. They were easy to make and tasted like spring. The recipe is below! If you were a lemon would you rather […]

A Few Favorite Dinner Recipes

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on February 17th, 2015 under Recipes Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  6 Comments

Does anybody else have recipe hoarding issues? I’ve been trying at least 1 or 2 new recipes a week since I got married eight years ago. (I know, I’m so freakin’ domestic.) I’m never quite satisfied with my basic collection of tried and true dishes, so I just keep searching for something tastier, easier, healthier, […]

Homemade Blackberry Wine

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on September 11th, 2014 under Recipes Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  22 Comments

I made blackberry wine! It took two months to get it ready to bottle. Two months of sanitizing things, smashing berries, measuring sugar levels with a hydrometer, watching yeast bubble, stirring, adding mysterious ingredients, siphoning, and wondering if I was doing everything right. It was all very science-y. I bottled my wine earlier this week, and […]

Pie Crust from Scratch

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on August 28th, 2014 under Recipes Tags: , , ,  •  8 Comments

Today I made my rhubarb pie recipe, and for the first time I made pie crust from scratch. I’ll admit it was kind of a pain in the butt, but it tasted much better than the store bought pie crusts I normally use! This is what Oliver looks like when he is scheming. Flaky Butter […]

Cookbook: Fresh & Fast Vegetarian

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on July 25th, 2014 under Recipes Tags: , , ,  •  6 Comments

Usually when I flip through a cookbook there are only a handful of recipes that seem appealing to me, but I added Fresh & Fast Vegetarian by Marie Simmons to my collection a while back, and it has gradually become my most used cookbook. Almost all the recipes sound delicious, so it’s hard to decide which […]


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