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apparently very few people liked the soup idea. it's okay, you'll like my next post I'm sure. no one doesn't like a good cookie. but that's my next post, not this one. this one is for the db march challenge. which - did you know the daring bakers got a new website? It's splendid.

The March 2009 challenge is hosted by Mary of Beans and Caviar, Melinda of Melbourne Larder and Enza of Io Da Grande. They have chosen Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna from The Splendid Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper as the challenge.

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March is a fickle month. I always anticipate the coming of spring, especially in Utah; the spring mountain air mixed with the amount of flowering trees is wonderful. The winter months drag on for so long I feel by the end of february if I don't see some color in our landscape I'll cease to have the ability to see color at all.

When March comes, it brings a few days of sunshine and weather in the upper 30s and 40s. People shed their heavy coats and on days when it's especially warm (upper 40s low 50s) you see people wearing flip flops while riding their bikes, or throwing a frisbee around enjoying the sunshine. Then we get blindsided by a winter storm warning the next day, and all the glory of spring gets buried beneath dashed hopes and snow flurries.

I cannot wait for May.

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My mother grew up in a small town in Oklahoma; Ponca City, ever heard of it? It is from this city that my favorite cake comes; a carrot cake. It is because of this cake that I chose carrot as the flavor for the top tier of our wedding cake. Sadly though, the baker wasn't in knowledge of the amazingly delicious and moist carrot cake of the south central US and so when hub and I finally nibbled on our top tier of the cake for our six monthery - we couldn't wait a year - we were sorely disappointed and threw the whole thing away. Of course, that may have been because of the severe freezer burn and months of sitting.

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Last month was national 'feed the birds' month which makes sense. Those poor fowl are flying all over the place looking for food when there is little thanks to utah's prolonged winter weather. Well, at least it's tough for the birds who eat organically, or not out of a garbage can or parking lot.

So I decided to do my part. I made a couple bird biscuits to hang on my tree. So far no one's been by to nibble, - I blame the snow - but I think with a few more biscuits and brightly colored ribbons to lure them in, my feathered friends will be appreciative.

Make it an early spring tradition. Feed the birds; after all it really is only a few dollars a bag. at Wal-mart.

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this is one of my favorite things to have midday. a tuna sandwich. Most kids hate the 'nasty' smell of tuna fish. I'm pretty positive that as a kid I didn't mind the time when my nose told me mom was making tuna for lunch. I know, I'm a strange little foodie.

I'm not sure who taught us the 'special ingredient' for a wicked awesome tuna sandwich. Must have been one of my parents, although neither of them knows where it originated either. All I know that a tuna sandwich isn't a tuna sandwich without it.

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