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Sourdough Success

One of my favorite baking blogs is Baker’s Banter, which is written by the fine folks up at King Arthur Flour. I know I am only one sentence in, but I am going to side track onto flour prices… and food prices in general. KA flour is definitely more expensive. I can get a 5lbs [...]
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Guest Chef: Pecan Pie

This Guest Chef post is from Carolyn’s mom. This is not your traditional pecan pie recipe, in looks or taste. It is neither gooey nor overly sweet. That is exactly why our family loves it! On top of that, it is so easy to make that you might feel guilty accepting your family’s accolades. It’s [...]
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Gougeres

YUMMMM….Cheesy, puffy, goodness! That basically sums up gougeres. The recipe makes at least 4 dozen cheese puffs, so it’s a good, simple recipe for a cocktail party or dinner party appetizer. And people will certainly be impressed! We don’t have a pastry bag, but cutting off the corner of a zip-lock bag and squeezing the [...]
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7 Hour Lamb – in a Slow Cooker

This year we stuck around for Thanksgiving instead of going up to Massachusetts. It was our first time not traveling, so for the first time we got to got to plan a Thanksgiving meal. Instead of making a traditional turkey we decided to make lamb. As long as you are roasting a large amount of [...]
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Cranberry-Nut Rolls

Even though we decided to cook a lamb for Thanksgiving instead of a Turkey, we still wanted to feature some traditional Thanksgiving/holiday flavors. Cranberries are one of those quintessential ingredients that make an appearance between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This recipe from bon appetit seemed perfect…we needed some bread for the meal and the walnuts and [...]
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Scones

Adults and kids alike will like these scones…a bite of both the peanut butter and the jelly is just like taking a bite of a delicious PB&J sandwich! The nice people at Safeway and Foodbuzz offered to buy us ingredients if we tried out one of the recipes on their holiday recipe list. When we [...]
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Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

There is a defined period during the year when all things pumpkin flavored are appropriate…the months of October and November. Starbucks may bring out their Pumpkin Spice Latte in September but, in my opinion, that’s a little early. September in DC is usually feels more like summer than fall.

Bacon, Potato and Cheddar Frittata

Our traditional Saturday morning breakfast of fried eggs on an English muffin is perfect, but it’s not that easy to pull off for more than two people. So, if you’re having people over for breakfast or brunch, try baked eggs or a frittata.