Author Archives: maryaquino

About maryaquino

Food, rock and roll and greyhound lover

Apple of my eye

I quote the bible of all cookbooks to me…The New Doubleday Cookbook…frequently. Last night, after a wonderful lunch with friends, I went grocery shopping and had it in my head that I wanted to make another pie, but not strawberry … Continue reading

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An Interesting End

So, I did wind up making the pie after a long wild day at work. I did something unusual. My plan was to make a struesel topping. I even broke out the trusty Doubleday cookbook to be sure I had … Continue reading

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Whip it up

Yesterday I bought local rhubarb and local strawberries. I had every intention ​of making a pie last night but alas…I didn’t.  I was reading one of the two books I’ve got going right now and had a wild desire to … Continue reading

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Berry Sweet

My first attempt at food photo blogging. Yes, I am on it right now. So, I bought my third batch of berries for the spring. It seems that the true measure of spring having sprung is when you walk into … Continue reading

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Hot Child in the City

It’s probably no great surprise to my frequent readers that I have a pretty crappy body image. I know all the lines…. it’s not what is outside but what is inside….your weight should not define you….TV and magazine images are … Continue reading

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New camera and blogging

I keep thinking about how I can possibly work in a weekly blog using pictures I take. Several friends…and a few TV personalities (The Pioneer Woman)…blog regularly. I have always wanted to do it regularly…blog, that is. And I typically … Continue reading

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Lobstah Mac & Cheese

I may have done this recipe before but just bear with me.  My mac & cheese is pretty darn good. But add lobster to any recipe (maybe not chocolate cake) and it’s way better. By the bye…you can likely sub … Continue reading

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Pita is Not Scary

So, I’ve tried making pita before and they turned out great.No special recipe…just googled “pita bread recipe” and used a Bobby Flay recipe that I found. The first attempt was white pita…organic all around and it came out great. This … Continue reading

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In My Own Little Corner of the World

I like to say that I am often accused of being Pollyanna because I try to see the positive side of everything.  In the past 18 months, I’ve found it hard to see positives in our world, for WHATEVER reason. … Continue reading

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I Got My Wish

My husband frequently tells me, and everyone else that he has loved me for 40 years, and that I am the girl he always dreamed of. So… I met Jim in 1976. We sat next to each other in band. … Continue reading

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