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Low Country Sweet Potato Salad

I sometimes enjoy reading and trying reader recipes, and most definitely knew I would like Low Country Sweet Potato Salad submitted to a Cook’s Illustrated magazine, Cook’s Country, by Veronica Callaghan. I love sweet potatoes, and any time I find recipes for them – especially when they are roasted – I try them. And this []

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Daring Baker Challenge February 2013: Crispy Rye Crackers

Sarah from All Our Fingers in the Pie was our February 2013 Daring Bakers’ host and she challenges us to use our creativity in making our own Crisp Flatbreads and Crackers!   Crackers are kind of near and dear to my heart.  Over the recent years, I’ve made more of them than ever before, in []

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Onion Jam: The stuff obsessions are made of.

It really is no surprise that the onion is one of the oldest vegetables in the world. It is a vital base of so many different foods, and can be found in almost every culture’s foodstuffs. Every time I saute them, I think of a study I read a long time ago that ranked them []

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The Lahey Project: Pizzas Potato and Zucchini.

Friday evening was a good occasion to knock out two more Lahey pizzas: Pizza Patate and Pizza Zucchine. I made two Lahey pizzas in one pan, a half and half pizza, since I have to carefully schedule the Lahey recipes I know won’t be immediate hit with my Husband around the times when I have []

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Soaked Cornbread and Other Things I’m Loving.

Whenever I start a sit down dinner on a Friday night, I remember to appreciate. It would be easy for me to feel a bit bad that I’m not going out and about, seeing shows or fine dining (or just plain dining out), but rather am home-bodied and set for nourishments of my own creation.My []

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Daring Baker Challenge January 2012: Biscuits.

Audax Artifex was our January 2012 Daring Bakers’ host. Aud worked tirelessly to master light and fluffy scones (a/k/a biscuits) to help us create delicious and perfect batches in our own kitchens!Tireless is probably a more than apt description of our host this month. Since I have joined the Daring Bakers, I’ve looked forward each []

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ginger-cacao nib granola

ginger-cacao nib granola, originally uploaded by Rcakewalk.If you like ginger, you must make this granola straight away. You will be as addicted as I amI adapted this recipe from Burp! since I was out of a few ingredients, but the results were still stellar. To their recipe, I added a cup of chopped walnuts, omitted []

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Saturday, 8 a.m.

Yesterday morning I woke up and it was rainy. Since I figured taking a walk was out of the question, I decided before I even got out of bed to make English Muffins – something I never made before. And by accident last week, I watched a new 2009 episode of Barefoot Contessa on Food []

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Pancakes! Pancakes!

We always read before bed, and last week at the library, boy-o picked out Eric Carle’s Pancakes! Pancakes! for the 3rd time this year. It really is a charming story of a boy who has to help his mother gather all the ingredients for pancakes since she is “already up and busy”. I may not []

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Better to be a Live, Cold Potato

There are two things I always think of on St. Patrick’s Day: first, that everyone can be Irish for that single day of the year, and second that “It’s better to be a live, cold potato than a dead hot tomato”. I don’t know why this quote sticks out, but it does and the funny []

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Sourdough Surprises August 2013: Crackers

I was kind of glad that the Sourdough Surprises item-of-the-month was crackers.  I think I’ve consistently made sourdough crackers ever since I started my sourdough starter, in September of 2010.  In those early days of sourdough experimentation, I was obsessed with finding ways to use up my discard starter – probably because I had so []

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Of Wonder and Eggs.

On this Easter Eve, I find myself looking back over nearly a year of posts. My blog will be a year old on April 8th, and I can hardly believe that a year has gone so quickly. I was recently asked what made me start blogging. I’ve been doing what you faithful readers have been []

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Sourdough Dutch Baby.

Continuing on the theme of crazy Springtime weather, I heated my kitchen this morning by turning on the oven. I’m not sure I’ve ever made a Dutch Baby before, or why it popped into my head this morning. It’s possible that the dinner I had with friends last night (in which we declared the burritos []

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