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Petite French Almond Cakes

I’d hardly call myself a chef or a cook, but whenever I have some time on my hands, the necessary ingredients in the pantry, and a recipe whets my appetite, I greatly enjoy a chemistry experiment in the kitchen with (hopefully) delicious results. My enjoyable romp in the kitchen last week brought especially tasty treats, […]

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Behold My Flaky Biscuits

For dinner on Sunday night, I got adventurous and made buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy from scratch.   Homemade biscuits are really pretty simple (they’d have to be if I make ’em.) and they take only a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand.   As with all baking, your results will be […]

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Making Pancakes from Scratch

What with the ubiquity of pancake mixes at the grocery store, you’d think that making pancakes from scratch would be hard. Maybe there’s an exotic ingredient there? Or challenging prep? Negative, my friends. I tried making pancakes from scratch recently and was pleasantly surprised with both the simplicity of the ingredients and the ease of […]

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You’ve Stollen My Heart

No, that’s not a typo. It’s a super clever/punny reference to one of my favorite Christmastime treats: stollen. This German treat is not exclusively found around Christmas, but that’s really its time to shine. It is basically a coffee cake, filled with fruit and/or nuts and covered with confectioner’s sugar. It’s not Christmas in the […]

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Easy, Yummy Cornbread

I made turkey three-bean chili the other day and, as my trusty Crock Pot worked its magic, I wondered what I should serve it with. Naturally, the phrase “chili cheese nachos” was the first thing to go through my head, but I wanted something a little more substantial and less bar food-y. So I scoured […]

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Orange + Cinnamon, Together At Last

Last Thursday, we government employees had a blissfully free day off work. (And a few other people, I guess, but not many because our voicemail was full to bursting when we got back!) I did a lot of lollygagging and a little bit of laundry, but I also mustered up the energy to make these […]

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Easy Bread Recipe

I started to make my own bread one year ago. At first, I wanted to buy a breadmaker, but decided to try the “old fashioned” way of making bread first, just in case we did not like homemade bread for some reason. My experiment ended without me buying a machine, but I’m still baking fresh […]