Category Archives: Fun in the kitchen!

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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Buttery Yellow Cake

Or should I call it Pandemic Yellow Cake? Why, oh why would I call this a Pandemic Yellow Cake? Because we are experiencing one of the strangest and scariest times the world has known since the influenza epidemic of 1918, … Continue reading

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Cardamom Cinnamon Buns

Iā€™d like to say that since our quarantine here at home, you know, due to the scary pandemic we are all facing, that I have buried myself in baking projects. But the truth is that I was already obsessed with … Continue reading

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Multigrain Sandwich Bread

I think it’s time for me to write about this fantastic bread. This recipe is from America’s Test Kitchen (sent to me by my neighbor Gage). I was looking for a soft multigrain bread that would work well for sandwiches … Continue reading

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Thai Peanut Sauce

Being all cooped up at home, I start to get cravings for food I can’t have (i.e., going out to a restaurant). Yesterday, I looked around my kitchen, and decided to make something adventurous, since going out was not an … Continue reading

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Apple Pie

These are difficult days here in Seattle and all around the world, and in a time of uncertainty, a little comfort food might be just the thing. And I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say they don’t like apple … Continue reading

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