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TWD: Devlishly Good Chocolate Shortcakes

Whew! One major holiday down, one big one to go. Now that I have somewhat recovered, I can tell you that Thanksgiving was epic. My friends, we had three pies and one cake for four adults. Plus whipped cream. And ice cream. It was obscene. There are not enough stretchy-waisted pants in the world to…

TWD: Tender Shortcakes

This week’s TWD recipe, tender shortcakes, could not have come at a better time. Look at these beauties I picked up over the weekend: We drove up to Yosemite recently, and one of the only benefits of the long drive through rural central California is passing fruit stands with beautiful, inexpensive fruit. We got masses…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Cream Biscuits

My mom has been getting a lot of attention on the ole blog, but I don’t want you to think that she’s the only parenting game in town. Allow me to introduce my father: In my family, there were a few culinary tasks that always fell to my father: grilling (of course), butchering and filleting…

Crepe Balls of Fire

This year marked the 8th year my husband and I celebrated Valentine’s Day together. Our first V-Day, we were both in college, and I cooked him crepes in my dorm kitchen (always a scary proposition) and we ate them on a blanket on the floor of my dorm room. Maybe it was the fumes from…

Pear and Gouda Scones

Recently I was lucky enough to receive some samples from a company called Oh! Nuts. They sell…you guessed it…all different kinds of nuts and dried fruit, along with many candies and snack items. (The selection really is amazing, and after a quick browse-through I’ve discovered about 5374 ingredients I simply must have.) The samples I…

Tuesdays with Elizabeth: Soft Granola Bars

Hi folks! I’m taking a pass on this week’s Tuesday with Dorie (dimpled plum cake) because I’ve been out of town the past few days. Actually, I’m still away, but thanks to the magic of the internets (and good old-fashioned voodoo), I can still keep my Tuesday rendezvous with you all. So what’s so important…

Baked Apple Ice Cream & Honey Granola

I have a shameful amount of apples withering away in my produce crisper. It’s really their own fault that they’re not getting eaten–the crisper is not fulfilling its stated purpose, and it’s hard to get excited about eating mealy, soft apples when there are so many delicious summer berries and melons to be eating instead….

Pancake or Death?

For breakfast on a lazy Thanksgiving morning, we had a Dutch Oven Pancake (also known as a Dutch Baby) with caramelized apples. I have very fond childhood memories of my mom cooking Dutch Oven Pancakes on special occasions; they were too unhealthy (all that butter! All those eggs!) to be an everyday breakfast. Since Thanksgiving…

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