Author Archives: Mercedes Porter

Magical chocolate malt cookies

You know I love all things sweet.  And I am not going to share something with you that does not taste wonderful.  But these cookies are truly special. Ice cream is not my first dessert choice (don’t get me wrong, … Continue reading

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Nectarine berry galette after a fresh catch

My dad recently returned from a fishing trip in Alaska.   Last weekend we were at the family lake cabin again and got to indulge in his fresh catches.  While dinner was being made, I was thinking about dessert (you know … Continue reading

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Summer cocktails: Peach Sangria and Raspberry Mojitos

Summer not only has me craving fresh fruit in my desserts, but also in my cocktails.  I was given an idea for a drink with fruit in it at that 30th birthday party that I was telling you about a … Continue reading

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Broders’ Pasta Bar (i.e. my absolute favorite)

Oh Broders’, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways… I love that you are the perfect date spot I love your intimate patio that focuses on small plates (many of them grilled) and great wine I love … Continue reading

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Have you met my friend?

This is my friend kale.  Have you met?  If not, may I propose an introduction? Kale and I were introduced at my friend Emily’s pre-Thanksgiving party.  Emily and her fiancé host this party every year and, it is just what it … Continue reading

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“Mom, can you ask her for that recipe please?”

I have mentioned before that my mom was always baking when I was younger.  There was always a cookie jar or freezer full of yummy treats.  As a result of this I didn’t have many processed snacks (thanks mom 🙂 … Continue reading

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Fish tacos with homemade salsa

I love Mexican food, but I do not always enjoy how I feel after eating it.  Don’t get me wrong, I love enchiladas smothered in cheese and an authentic sauce once in awhile.  But I’m often so miserably full when … Continue reading

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