Lovely Lemon Cookies

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 25, 2013

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There’s really a special place in my heart for a good lemon cookie. That, I know, comes from stocking the giant jars of lemon knot cookies that used to adorn the counter at Starbucks. The little $0.69 treats smelled strongly of lemon, had a delightful cake-like texture, and a crispy sugar glaze. I may have […]


Super-Duper Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 20, 2013

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As I write this, I’m glued to the live blogs and twitter feeds of the happenings in the Boston area, truly thankful for the brave men and women who searched tirelessly for the suspects in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings. My thoughts have been sent back east all week, occupying much of my school day, […]


Deep Dish Cherry Crumb Pie

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 10, 2013

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The very first time we celebrated a birthday here on the blog, it was Adam’s 31st way back in 2009. You can view the horrendous photographs on that post, but I won’t subject you to them here and now. All the sentiments are the same, and I remain truly grateful that Adam was born 35 […]


Buttermilk Drop Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 8, 2013

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There is one thing that Adam requests for me to make for his birthday breakfast year after year. Biscuits and gravy. Growing up in the north suburbs of Chicago, I can count on one hand, ok two fingers, the number of times I had tasted biscuits and gravy before meeting Adam. He’s quite a connoisseur […]


Truly Awesome Coconut Cake

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 1, 2013

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As long as I can remember, we’ve celebrated Easter at Eo’s house. For the first many years of my life, Eo’s house was actually a gorgeous apartment not far from where I live now, and “celebrating Easter” meant a few things to me, but most specifically plastic grass in a basket that I dug through […]