Shortbread

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This is some of the best shortbread I have ever eaten. One of my sons has started to enjoy baking and makes a batch every now and then. He doesn’t enjoy cooking. Just baking. I am hoping that I can convince him to do some cooking with me, in the hopes that he’ll widen his […]

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Apple Crisp

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I have made a number of different apple crisps over the years, and this is by far my favorite. It’s simple, with no funny additions like Ina Garten’s lemon and orange zest or Al Roker’s Chinese 5-spice powder. It’s basically apples with cinnamon, sugar, nuts and butter. So simple, yet so delicious.

I don’t think you […]

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Colcannon

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Every St. Patrick’s Day, I make a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and boiled cabbage, carrots and potatoes.  This year I followed a Sandra Lee recipe which called for cooking everything in the crock pot in a mixture of water and apple juice.    Actually, I cooked everything but the potatoes in the crock pot.  […]

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Sugar Saucers

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I am late posting this recipe. I made these sugar cookies for the boys last month for Valentine’s Day. I was inspired to make them by a post I saw by Heather at HT Baking. I fell in love with her photo of the cookies.

This is another one of those recipes where you don’t get […]

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Southern Biscuits

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So, I’ve been playing around with Twitter lately. I figure it’s time I should have a first-hand understanding of the software that the boys will be using in a couple of years. My sister has been talking about Twitter for quite some time now, so I finally joined. I’ll […]

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Butter and Jam Thumbprints

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My grandmother spent every summer of her adult life in a very small town in central Maine called Unity. It’s a beautiful town on Lake Winnecook (or as my grandmother called it, Unity Pond). I spent part of every summer of my childhood visiting my grandparents in Unity. […]

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Alice Medrich's New Classic Brownies

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I have quite a few brownie recipes on this site, but this is now my go-to recipe.  These brownies are incredibly fudgy and delicious. One word of warning – please read the entire recipe before making.   You’ll need to know things like as soon as your brownies come out of the oven, they need to […]

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Caramels

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I’ve never made caramels before and I was surprised by how easy it was and how delicious they are. They’re much better than store-bought.

In order to make candy, you need a candy thermometer. It’s important that you stop cooking the caramel once it hits 250 degrees F or you will […]

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Whole-Wheat Biscuits

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My boys are on a biscuit kick. They ask for them almost every night. If only I could get them to ask for a chicken dish, or something with good protein in it every night.

These biscuits are quite easy to make, especially if you have a stand mixer. You basically […]

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Clementine Vanilla-Bean Quick Bread

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I have been looking at this recipe for the last year or so and decided to make it the other day. I had a lot of clementines in the refrigerator and the boys weren’t eating them fast enough, so it was a perfect time to try this. It is like a […]

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