Author Archives: angelamara

Cinnamon Oat Pecan Scones

Okay, first off, it has been a very long time since I have posted anything. I’ve been baking up a storm, but for some reason, not blogging. Maybe because the kids were home all the time over summer break? I’m … Continue reading

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Lemon-Pistachio Bars

The other day we had Sue and Andy over for afternoon tea. I sweetened the deal (no pun intended) by making lemon-pistachio bars. I was curious about a recipe in NYT Cooking, so of course I had to try it. … Continue reading

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Chicken Posole

Today is May 5th, otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo. I didn’t really think about it until we were in our back yard having lunch with our friend Chris, and he mentioned it. We were eating posole, which I just … Continue reading

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Bourbon and Spice Cannelés

Well, I kind of can’t believe I am even making these. You may ask, what on earth are those??? A couple of months ago, a friend of mine dropped some of these little gems off for me as a gift. … Continue reading

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Almost Straub’s Chicken Salad

Today is my niece Olivia’s birthday. I got this recipe from her last week. For those of you that don’t know, Straub’s is an upscale grocery store in St. Louis. This recipe was posted here in St. Louis Today; it’s … Continue reading

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Sourdough Sandwich Bread

Lately I have been making my sourdough bread in a loaf pan, and we are all loving it! So many reasons why. It makes great uniform slices for sandwiches, toast, french toast… and the crust, while crispy, is a little … Continue reading

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Sourdough Crackers

Since I’ve been keeping my sourdough starter on my counter lately, I’ve had more discard to use, and I must say that one of my favorite recipes is King Arthur’s Sourdough cracker recipe. We love these crackers, and I daresay … Continue reading

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Breakfast Strata (Easter Quiche)

Millie recently requested that I make strata. I got this recipe from Carol many years ago. Yes, the same Carol that taught me how to make her wonderful Rustic White Bread and Swedish Rye. If you don’t remember, Carol is … Continue reading

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Sourdough Starter Maintenance

I have now been making sourdough bread on a regular basis for about 8 months?? How did that happen? I wasn’t initially excited about sourdough, because I associated it with the super sour loaves you get at chowder houses and … Continue reading

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Favorite Challah

     I have been meaning to write about this challah recipe for a very long time! I wrote about another challah a while back, and it was the first one that I really loved, but this one is my very … Continue reading

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