Category Archives: Fun in the kitchen!

Monster Cookies

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter Mara asked if we could make something special for a friend of hers that was not feeling well. I acted casual and of course the answer was yes, while inside, my heart did … Continue reading

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Tangy Lemon Dijon Chicken

A couple of weeks ago I was drawing a blank when trying to come up with dinner ideas. I had chicken to make, but wasn’t feeling like making any of the usual things, so I did a quick bit of … Continue reading

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Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

A couple of years ago, I went nuts (haha) trying to find the perfect peanut butter cookie. It’s strange, because I don’t consider myself a huge fan, but I just got a craving and had to do some recipe research. … Continue reading

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Banana Bread

I have been using this recipe for years, and although I do some experimenting with other banana bread recipes on occasion, I keep coming back to this one. I got the recipe from my friend Marivic. I remember the day … Continue reading

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Soft Sourdough Loaf

This is a variation of my white whole wheat sourdough sandwich bread. I love that bread so much, but it is baked in a loaf tin, and if I want to serve sourdough at a dinner party, I don’t want … Continue reading

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Anise Pizzelle

Last year for Valentine’s Day our baking group did a cookie exchange, and Sarah brought pizzelle. I don’t think I had ever had one before, but they struck a nostalgic chord with me, being that they are Italian cookies flavored … Continue reading

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Sourdough Waffles

It started snowing here this morning, which is rare for November in Seattle. The girls stared longingly outside, wishing for a snow day. I mean, why wouldn’t they, with a whopping 1/16th of an inch accumulated, and nothing sticking on … Continue reading

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Cornelia’s Pumpkin Pie

Growing up, pumpkin pie was a big deal around our house. It was kind of legendary… well, to us anyway. Every Thanksgiving my mom would make 5 or 6 pumpkin pies, along with all the other traditional fare, and we … Continue reading

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Flaky All Butter Pie Crust, Made By Hand

Okay, so, there are a million pie crust recipes out there, and a million different techniques. And a million different opinions. Most pie crust recipes pretty much have the same ingredients and same amounts, with very little variation. Flour, salt, … Continue reading

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About crust, flan patissier, and other things…

When I was in college, I was fearless about crust. That was back in the days when people didn’t snap a photograph every time you turned around. I was absolutely enamored with Anna Thomas’ cookbooks: The Vegetarian Epicure, and The … Continue reading

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