Category Archives: Fun in the kitchen!

Homemade Pizza, Take Two!

I have been dragging my heels on blog posts lately, mostly because I have been making so many different things that I am overwhelmed at the idea of writing about all of them. But this one is easy. If you … Continue reading

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Extra Flaky Pie Crust (rough puff pastry)

I know I keep talking about pie crust. The thing is, once you can make a flaky tender pie crust (if you are like me), then you become rather obsessed over it. So yeah, I’m a little obsessed. As my … Continue reading

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Vegetable Cannellini Bean Soup

Last month, my dear friend Lisa came to visit. Lisa and I grew up together in St. Louis. We have been friends for a very long time. Lisa and gluten don’t get along very well, so one night I was … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken and Cabbage

My friend Kelly sent me a link to a Seattle Times article a couple of weeks ago. She sent me the article because it had a review for five different recipes, focaccia being one of them. I wanted to make … Continue reading

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Apple Galette

Today is the first day of fall, so it is time to think about apples. And yes, apple pie. Lately, I have been whipping up apple galettes when I don’t have enough time to make an apple pie. Last time … Continue reading

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Plum Torte

It is that time of year when plum trees (Italian prune plums) are all of a sudden exploding with ripe plums – too many to know what to do with! I don’t have a plum tree, but I have friends … Continue reading

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Blueberry Crumb Muffins

The other day, Millie decided she wanted to bake with me. She looked online and found a recipe for blueberry muffins that looked good, and off we went. (I have to chuckle to myself, because if it had been me, … Continue reading

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Zucchini Brownies

It is August in Seattle, and there is a fall feeling in the air. It’s the time I need to be really creative to figure out ways to use all of the zucchini from just one plant. My daughter Mara … Continue reading

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Perfect Every Time Pie Crust

I know I already wrote about an all-butter pie crust, and that one is pretty good, although a bit fussy. But since that time, I have found the perfect pie crust. I mean, it is perfect. When I say perfect … Continue reading

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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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