Category Archives: Fun in the kitchen!

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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Key Lime Pie

Spring is coming, so it’s time to make something that looks like an Easter egg, but better yet, that tastes SO good! Limey, creamy, tangy sweetness on a crispy graham cracker crust with a hint of cinnamon and little bursts … Continue reading

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Sablés Bretons (French Butter Cookies)

This cookie is light and flaky, dash-of-salty, buttery divine. It is a specialty of Brittany, in the northwest of France. As you might know by now, I have spent quite a bit of time in France, and Brittany was one … Continue reading

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Mini Mince Pies

I am not suggesting that you make mince pies for Valentine’s Day, because mincemeat is so controversial. People either love it or hate it. I’m one of those that loves it. I have such fond memories of mincemeat pies as … Continue reading

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Curried Chicken Salad

A few days ago we ended up with some leftover rotisserie chicken after dinner, and that night I began to obsess over think about what I could make with it. Then the idea came to me: curried chicken salad. I … Continue reading

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Homemade Yogurt, Take Two!

Alert: this requires an Instant Pot with the “yogurt” function. If you don’t have in Instant Pot, it is very easy to make yogurt without one using this method. Recently I have experimented with different ways to make yogurt. I … Continue reading

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Classic Waffles

Recently, I decided to make waffles for the girls, but I didn’t have time to get all yeasty about it, so I pulled Marion Cunningham’s “The Breakfast Book” off the shelf. I hadn’t looked at this cookbook in a while, … Continue reading

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Coconut Macaroons

No, these are not the French “macarons” that everyone is so nuts over. These are old fashioned coconut macaroons like I had when I was a kid. I remember the flavor and texture distinctly, which is why, when I went … Continue reading

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Almond-Anise Biscotti

During the holidays, after a long shopping excursion, Millie and I stopped at our local crêperie/bakery/coffee shop, Cafe Javasti. I can’t remember what Millie got, but I remember exactly what I had: the best decaf cafe latte, and the best … Continue reading

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