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I am a 30 something single mom from D.C. who likes to cook, hike, play games, make cards and watch movies. I tend to love making stews, one-pot meals, desserts for breakfast and breakfast for dinner!

About Bruce

I'm 11 years old, love food and my mom says I need practice writing! I am a Star Wars loving, circia 1940's comic book collecting math nerd who plays electric guitar. I play Halo Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops II with my friends and am in the 6th grade.

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Unfortunately, due to health reasons, I have been unable to keep up with my site, including the Random Recipe Roundup.  I thank everyone who has joined in every week, I loved reading everyone’s recipes every week!!!  And picking a fave was always a tough decision.

I haven’t been doing much new cooking lately – so I’m still up in the air as to what I am going to do with mymixingspoon.  My hosting is up in a month and I will decide then.  Until then, should I happen to venture back into the kitchen to experiment again – I will still post my recipe!  :-)

Thanks again – love all of you!  xoxo

Random Recipe Roundup Linkie Party #41

Zannie from My Mixing Spoon and Wendy from My Plate of Crumbs have joined together to bring you this weekly linkie party!

Join us in linking up your recipes – any recipe you’d like to share! I can’t wait to see what you link up! So gather your links and let’s have fun!

Introducing your co-hosts:

Random Recipe Roundup Linkie Party

Random Recipe Roundup Rules:

  1. Link up to 5 recipes from your page.
  2. Place the badge below on your linked post, sidebar or linkie party page.
  3. Please link up only recipe posts.
  4. In order to be featured, please like all of your co-hosts and be sure to place the badge as mentioned above.
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Check out last week’s host favorites featured below:

Zannie’s Host Favorite:

A Chick Who Can Cook’s Meatball Parm

Wendy’s Host Favorite:

Yesterfood’s Sweet and Spicy Orange Glazed Salmon


Random Recipe Roundup Linkie Party #40

Zannie from My Mixing Spoon and Wendy from My Plate of Crumbs have joined together to bring you this weekly linkie party!

Join us in linking up your recipes – any recipe you’d like to share! I can’t wait to see what you link up! So gather your links and let’s have fun!

Introducing your co-hosts:

Random Recipe Roundup Linkie Party

Random Recipe Roundup Rules:

  1. Link up to 5 recipes from your page.
  2. Place the badge below on your linked post, sidebar or linkie party page.
  3. Please link up only recipe posts.
  4. In order to be featured, please like all of your co-hosts and be sure to place the badge as mentioned above.
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Check out last week’s host favorites featured below:

Zannie and Wendy’s Host Favorite:

Lou Lou Girls Fresh Strawberry Lemonade


Random Recipe Roundup Linkie Party #39

Zannie from My Mixing Spoon and Wendy from My Plate of Crumbs have joined together to bring you this weekly linkie party!

Join us in linking up your recipes – any recipe you’d like to share! I can’t wait to see what you link up! So gather your links and let’s have fun!

Introducing your co-hosts:

Random Recipe Roundup Linkie Party

Random Recipe Roundup Rules:

  1. Link up to 5 recipes from your page.
  2. Place the badge below on your linked post, sidebar or linkie party page.
  3. Please link up only recipe posts.
  4. In order to be featured, please like all of your co-hosts and be sure to place the badge as mentioned above.
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Check out last week’s host favorites featured below:

Zannie’s Host Favorite:

A Chick Who Can Cook’s Copycat Reese’s Egg

Wendy’s Host Favorite:

Kitchen Dreaming’s Shamrock Whoopie Pies


Random Recipe Roundup Linkie Party #38

Zannie from My Mixing Spoon and Wendy from My Plate of Crumbs have joined together to bring you this weekly linkie party!

Join us in linking up your recipes – any recipe you’d like to share! I can’t wait to see what you link up! So gather your links and let’s have fun!

Introducing your co-hosts:

Random Recipe Roundup Linkie Party

Random Recipe Roundup Rules:

  1. Link up to 5 recipes from your page.
  2. Place the badge below on your linked post, sidebar or linkie party page.
  3. Please link up only recipe posts.
  4. In order to be featured, please like all of your co-hosts and be sure to place the badge as mentioned above.
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Check out last week’s host favorites featured below:

Zannie’s Host Favorite:

Yesterfood’s Old Fashioned Lemon Cupcakes

Wendy’s Host Favorite:

Lou Lou Girl’s Kid Friendly Spaghetti Squash Pizza


Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

Happy Snow Day!

Bruce and I woke up in the mood for something chocolatey!  And so we bring you our Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins.  Yumma.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • ½ cup raw sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line 12 cup muffin tin with muffin liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, including the chocolate chips.
  3. Toss all of the ingredients until mixed well and all of the chocolate chips are coated (this will prevent them from sinking to the bottom).
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and mix just until incorporated (do not over mix – batter will be very wet).
  5. Fill each cup ¾ full with batter and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before taking them out of the muffin pan.

 

Random Recipe Roundup Linkie Party #37

Zannie from My Mixing Spoon and Wendy from My Plate of Crumbs have joined together to bring you this weekly linkie party!

Today is my *wait for it* ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!!  To celebrate, I am bringing my very first post to share – my Chocolate Chip Scones.

Join us in linking up your recipes – any recipe you’d like to share! I can’t wait to see what you link up! So gather your links and let’s have fun!

Introducing your co-hosts:

Random Recipe Roundup Linkie Party

Random Recipe Roundup Rules:

  1. Link up to 5 recipes from your page.
  2. Place the badge below on your linked post, sidebar or linkie party page.
  3. Please link up only recipe posts.
  4. In order to be featured, please like all of your co-hosts and be sure to place the badge as mentioned above.
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Check out last week’s host favorites featured below:

Zannie’s Host Favorite:

Mommy on Demand’s 30 Minute Rolls

Wendy’s Host Favorite:

My turn for Us’s Hummingbird Cake


Random Recipe Roundup Linkie Party #36

Zannie from My Mixing Spoon and Wendy from My Plate of Crumbs have joined together to bring you this weekly linkie party!

Join us in linking up your recipes – any recipe you’d like to share! I can’t wait to see what you link up! So gather your links and let’s have fun!

Introducing your co-hosts:

Random Recipe Roundup Linkie Party

Random Recipe Roundup Rules:

  1. Link up to 5 recipes from your page.
  2. Place the badge below on your linked post, sidebar or linkie party page.
  3. Please link up only recipe posts.
  4. In order to be featured, please like all of your co-hosts and be sure to place the badge as mentioned above.
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Check out last week’s host favorites featured below:

Zannie’s Host Favorite:

Yesterfood’s Chocolate Layer Cake

Wendy’s Host Favorite:

My Mixing Spoon’s Foccacia

Focaccia


Focaccia

Focaccia are Italian flat breads seasoned with olive oil, salt and herbs.  Even though I am Italian, I never had focaccia growing up.  The first focaccia that I ever had was pre-made from Whole Foods and it was mushy and gross.  I just assumed I didn’t like focaccia – until I had real, fresh focaccia.

Fresh focaccia is bready in the inside and crisp on the outside.  Because it is coated with olive oil and cooked in a very hot oven, the crust almost becomes deep fried.  YUM.

Focaccia – as with most breads, takes time.  It sounds like a lot, but I make my breads throughout the day while doing other things.  Fresh bread is worth it!

Focaccia

Focaccia
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 cup warmer than lukewarm water (give or take depending on humidity in air)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2¼ teaspoons yeast (or one packet)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Sea salt for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons of herb of choice (I used rosemary dipping herbs)
Instructions
  1. If your yeast is not instant yeast, proof yeast by placing it in half of the water with half of the sugar. (If you have instant yeast, skip to step 2).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients (including flavored herbs) and stir in half of the water.
  3. Continue to add water and mix until the dough is soft and elastic. (Not too sticky, not too dry).
  4. Coat a clean mixing bowl with olive oil and place the ball of dough into the bowl, coating the top of the dough with oil as well.
  5. Cover with saran wrap and allow to rise for at lest 45 minutes, up to 12 hours. (mine sat for 4 hours).
  6. When the dough has doubled in size, knead the dough a few times, and divide in half.
  7. Coat two 8 inch cake pans (round or square) or one small jelly roll pan or baking sheet with edges with olive oil. (I used two round 8″ cake pans).
  8. Place the two halves into each of the cake pans and spread the dough edge to edge with your finger tips. It’s ok if you tear the dough a little and leave a lot of indentations. (Focaccia is supposed to be “bumpy”). I found that sprinkling the tops with a little bit of flour helped keep it from “bouncing back”.
  9. Drizzle the tops with olive oil and use your hands or basting brush to spread the oil over the tops. Sprinkle with sea salt and a little more of the herbs you mixed in.
  10. Allow to rise in a dark warm place for another 30 minutes.
  11. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (with a baking stone in the oven as it preheats if you have one – not necessary. I have one but didn’t use it because it’s not big enough to hold both cake pans).
  12. Once the oven is heated to 500 degrees, place both pans in the oven on the middle shelf.
  13. Cook for 15-20 minutes. (Mine cooked 17 minutes).
  14. Upon taking them out of the oven, turn them out onto a wire rack and remove from the pans. If you leave them in the pan, the bottoms will get soggy from the steam).
  15. Allow to cool for at least 10-15 minutes before cutting and serving.
  16. Enjoy.

 

Random Recipe Roundup Linkie Party #35

Zannie from My Mixing Spoon and Wendy from My Plate of Crumbs have joined together to bring you this weekly linkie party!

Join us in linking up your recipes – any recipe you’d like to share! I can’t wait to see what you link up! So gather your links and let’s have fun!

Introducing your co-hosts:

Random Recipe Roundup Linkie Party

Random Recipe Roundup Rules:

  1. Link up to 5 recipes from your page.
  2. Place the badge below on your linked post, sidebar or linkie party page.
  3. Please link up only recipe posts.
  4. In order to be featured, please like all of your co-hosts and be sure to place the badge as mentioned above.
Random Recipe Roundup
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Check out last week’s host favorites featured below:

Zannie’s Host Favorite:

Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen’s Easy Chocolate Mousse

Wendy’s Host Favorite:

My Turn for Us’s Kristi’s Raspberry Trifles


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