Category Archives: Fun in the kitchen!

Sourdough Clean Up Tips

I have two words for you: cold water. I’m serious. The sooner you get stuff into cold water, the better. The cold water turns that floury sticky gluey crusty stuff into something watery and easy to clean off in no … Continue reading

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Sourdough: Part Two!

I am back to share with you my latest favorite sourdough bread recipe, along with techniques that work for me. I was going for an open, airy bread, with some of those great big holes, but not too many! I … Continue reading

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Sourdough: Part One!

Well, I did it. I jumped on the sourdough bandwagon. I wanted to find out what all the fuss was about, why everyone was going nuts for sourdough. My friend Sarah, whom I met through my Buy Nothing group, offered … Continue reading

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Chipotle Dry Rub

Last weekend, we all went to visit Matthew’s mom. It was her birthday, and we all masked up and sat outside with her to celebrate. We ended up staying a lot longer than anticipated, so I had to whip up … Continue reading

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Orange Fennel Poppy Seed Cake

Okay, I know I just wrote about lemon pound cake, and even mentioned in that post about substitutions so that you could make this instead… so why am I devoting more time to this? Well, because Millie loves this cake. … Continue reading

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Lemon Pound Cake

Recently, Millie and I made pound cake. Millie has a group she bakes with once a week. Each week one kid picks a recipe, and teaches everyone how to make it. This last Sunday the recipe was pound cake. I … Continue reading

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Challah

This past weekend was Mother’s Day weekend, and there were so many things that made it perfect. First of all, it was warm… no, hot and sunny all weekend, which meant wearing shorts and t-shirts and having all the doors … Continue reading

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Beautiful Basic White Bread

Last week I saw a beautiful post from King Arthur Flour about braided rolls. The pictures were stunning, and I really wanted to make something that was lovely like that. Making bread is a little bit of science and love … Continue reading

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Homemade Pizza

We’ve been having pizza night once a week at our house lately. For a while I was buying the fresh pizza dough from Trader Joe’s, but I started to wonder why I wasn’t just making the pizza dough from scratch. … Continue reading

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Hot Cross Buns

We are coming up on Easter, and my friend Clare asked me if I was going to make hot cross buns for Good Friday. She said she had them growing up, made by her dad. I love that. I hadn’t … Continue reading

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