Author Archives: aecsarah

About aecsarah

I've been working in marketing for architects, interior designers, engineers and contractors since 1997. Before that I did stints as a university professor and a radio documentary producer. In my spare time I'm a foodie and craft-ie.

Madcap Meatballs


Of late my sweetheart is working long, crazy hours and trying to eat healthy to boot, so I tend to spend most Sunday afternoons listening to NPR and cooking up something that we can take to work with us.  It … Continue reading

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Tropical Love Bites


Baking at the holidays is a bit of a compulsion of mine.  My extended family members have come to expect a box of homemade treats every Christmas/New Year’s week and I’m happy to oblige.  This year I tried my hand … Continue reading

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Potato Chop


The first time one of my husband’s best high school friends came to visit from overseas, my husband said, “We have to go get some Potato Chop. They’re his favorite.”   It’s the perfect thing for me to make because … Continue reading

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January Soup


As is true of many food lovers who don’t spend as much time in sneakers as in slippers, my New Year’s resolution usually involves a pledge to eat lighter, healthier fare than I have been indulging in since Thanksgiving.  The … Continue reading

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Lovely lamb bites


A hobby is a marvelous thing.  Just as cooking is one of mine, raising lambs is a side gig for one of my colleagues.  She raises them lovingly, feeds them organically, and mostly sells them for wool and breeding, but … Continue reading

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Hala dolly!


Just as many of my husband’s Middle Eastern cooking traditions have infiltrated my Midwestern family, some of my Midwestern baking traditions have circulated through my husband’s family. While I was visiting my sister-in-law recently, she asked me for a recipe … Continue reading

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Healthier Holiday Treats


A couple of years ago I had the good fortune to spend the holidays in Dubai with my extended family. Although probably my favorite thing about that visit was being able to get a suntan at the pool on Christmas … Continue reading

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